The Fly Band is Breaking Up

With sadness, we said our farewells to Pablo as he left for his new adventure as a PhD student in neuroscience at Brown University. Its been a productive and fun time during his time here. Looking forward to seeing his future work, as well as what our new fly team puts together this fall!

 

Powdered Flies

We annoyed some flies this week. The plan was to powder them and then track them via camera traps. Usually what happens is that flies groom all the powder off except for a bit at the top of their thorax, and then they are easily seen in a group. That did not happen with our newer evolved populations: these flies groomed everything off within 24 hours. So it is back to hand painted flies for us.