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  1. boojum says:

    Now, if they could just genetically tweak them in the opposite direction so there’d be fewer OF them….

    • Zazie says:

      LOL!! :D
      I second that!

    • Robin says:

      LOL! True.

    • Bunny says:

      Especially in Toronto… I swear there’s an infestation at the end of every summer!

  2. miss kitty v. says:

    I’m going to be giggling to myself about this all day. I can’t help but wonder what practical applications this has, or if the scientists just got high one day and someone said, “You know what would be awesome? If we removed the pheromones from fruit flies…Why? Because we CAN, dude! Because we can!”

    • Robin says:

      HA…hope it had more of a purpose than that, but it’s nice to imagine!

  3. bergere says:

    You can imagine the future perfume ad copy: “Drive your man wild. Attraction, by New Industrial Perfumes. Does not contain pheromones.”

    • Robin says:

      Or “masks your own (bad) pheromones…”

  4. daseined says:

    I am a scientist and just saw this group present this work at a conference a couple of weeks ago. It is very exciting work with important evolutionary implications, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that what really won my heart was the presenter (a darling Swiss man) talking about *perfuming flies*! They roll them around in a small tube lined with the “scent,” not unlike how I think some of our undergrads apply their tooth-achingly sweet fruity florals.

    • Robin says:

      Oh what fun, thanks for posting!

    • miss kitty v. says:

      If they also put lipstick on them and dress them up in little outfits, then I still stand by my original statement.

  5. Dolly says:

    Robin- Thanks for the post. Brought a much needed chuckle to my day. As for the article, of course we have a more complex ritual. Can you picture a fruit fly pondering the thought of where to take a date for dinner? I think the apple might be good. No!Wait! That half eaten pear over there might get me some action later. LOL.

    • Robin says:

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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