Trained Flies

by mrcookieface on October 24, 2005 · 10 comments

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It’s comforting to know that even the smallest of creatures are under mankind’s total control.

What baffles me about this vid is how exactly do you train a fly?  Do you start off with simple commands like “sit” and “stay”?  Do you give it a granule of sugar as a reward? 

I mean, you certainly can’t smack it on the nose with a rolled up newspaper when it misbehaves.

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  • Shadow Stalker

    And why bother with training when your subject is going to die next month?

  • mizeryschyld

    actually, flies only live for 2 days.

  • Shadow Stalker

    For house flies you’re right, but I think those are deer flies, whose average adult lifespan is 30 to 60 days.

  • mizeryschyld

    even so, I get what you’re saying.  smile

  • SonSon2

    Not only was he able to train 1 fly, but 4 FLIES.

    I mean he’s like some kind of…Lord of the Flies…

  • Shadow Stalker

    All while looking like a girl!  This dude is incredible!

  • Bayuss

    looking like a girl is not nearly as much work as the Western World makes it out to be wink

  • Haserhud

    Mom, I want one.  Really

  • Shadow Stalker

    I want a trained fly that juggles an oompa loompa.

  • Illumino

    The flies where I come from don’t eat sugar…

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