Thursday, November 16, 2006

You can catch more flies with . . . vinegar?

To file under "science you can do in your kitchen": Miss Prism has published her study on The Condimentary Preferences of Drosophila. The result: fruit flies do indeed appear to prefer vinegar over other condiments, but none were actually caught by any of the liquids.
We conclude that culinary seasonings make an ineffective substitute for conventional insecticide treatment.
(A commenter suggests that a trap baited with yeast paste works.)

See, science can be fun and useful!

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Anonymous D.T. Kelly said...

Cooking wine in jar works too.


BTW, you've been tagged. :)

http://www.dtkelly.net/?p=333

7:45 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Cooking wine? Doesn't that have salt in it? (I don't keep wine around the house I can't drink :-) )

2:38 PM  

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