I used the scientific method along with productivity today when I caught Fruit Flies in two separate traps. As it turned out, the fruit flied discovered the half-banana that Mom tried eating 3 years ago and decided to invade it .
since the instructions guide you to use Cider vinegar as bait, I think that this will work better than the rancid banana bait.
Here are the results to my experiment.
MIN.2 – 1 0 0
MIN.3 – 2 1 0
MIN.4 – 3 1 0
MIN.5 – 5-6 3 0
MIN.6 – 6 3 0
MIN.7 – ? 3 0
MIN.8 – ? 3 0
MIN.9 – ? 3 0
MIN.10- ? 4 0
Sorry about the bad layout.
As you can probably see, Roob-Poob slept through the whole experiment. )c:
The vinegar was pure insanity to the flies. The minute the trap was prepared, the flies swarmed it and it got twice as much as the rancid banana in half the time, then got uncountable. In fact, the only two flies that didn’t get caught were the ones that never found either trap, but found my dinner instead. I think that the Cider Vinegar is worth getting for this experiment. And the banana is still ok in a pinch. Cats are outdated.
- The traps were not set at the same time. The rancid banana was out longer than the vinegar.
- One of the flies escaped and so I put clay clogs around all of the holes on both of the traps.
- We started eating dinner in the middle of the experiment, therefore distorting the flies sensors, causing two to stray.
- Mom was cleaning the kitchen with soap.
- After the ten minutes the two other flies went into the vinegar trap.
- After another ten minutes, more flies came and got trapped in the rancid banana trap because the other one was too full.
- Take a piece of paper and roll it into a funnel.
- Tape it and put it into a jar with Cider Vinegar.
- Get some clay and roll it into a long worm and put it around the rim of the bottle where the paper funnel and the rim touch.