A Simple experimental set up has been designed by the CUBists to study Circadian Rhythm or sleep wake /activity pattern in fruit flies in CUBE HOME LABs
Cubists have done this work in collaboration, Cubists had discussed in Cube Chatshaala that what minimum things are necessary to study the Circadian Rhythm in fruit flies and to attract them.
1. A BAIT
Tomato slices as bait to attract fruit flies , slices were placed on a sheet of paper near the trash bin and it was observed (number of fruit flies visiting the bait)after one hour for five days.
Below are the observation for following days:
started: 03/08/2020,10 pm
Location Bottukadavu Kerala
latitude and longitude: 10 degree N to 76 degree E
Temperature: 24 degree C
Sunrise Time: 06:15 am
Sunset Time: 06:48pm
Number of flies on tomato 01
Following are observations of this experiment
Based on the reading a graph has been plotted
Based on this observations we discussed why such pattern is seen , How does this pattern being regulated?
Very basic model was constructed in order to understand the regulatory machinery
Further more to take this work forward to get reproducible results @Seema Suthar from Parvorim Goa and Naik Riddhi, they both have taken the initiative and started observing the activity pattern of fruit flies in their home labs.
Date - 6 Sept 2021
Observation time : @9am…
Tempt - 26°C
Latitude: 15.4942° N,
Longitude: 73.8215° E
Place - St.Inez , Panaji- Goa
No. of fruitflies observed - around 50 (including the one’s near the place) Data Collector - Seema Suthar (MHSS CUBE GOA)
Some ( around 10 of them ) of the Fruitflies are not on banana… their stomach became full? Or they didn’t like taste of banana:face_with_monocle:…? Or amonst those who like to live away from grps jst like humans? Or jst simply they r sitting der for sometime?
Photos of experiment by Seema Suthar