Thread subject: :: Fly bubble blowing

Posted by pierred on 14-10-2006 11:59


Paul Beuk wrote:
Hmm, just a little reminder: http://www.dipter...#post_2561.

I think we should all look at what Paul said, quite at the beginning of this thread (which is really interesting as such, anyway, thanks for going on, folks). This is a matter of digestion. Flies (and probably other insects) absorb as much as they can at the spot, knowing that they will after have time to hunger or digest.

On the other hand, in Matile/Seguy's work, the tractus of diptera is described as comprising a "jabot" (in French, I understand it as a side chamber) where the fly can accumulate what it intakes, knowing it will have later on time to manage/transform it.