Talk:Housefly

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Research[edit]

This statement "Houseflies have been used in the laboratory in research into ageing and sex determination." is not correct. This research was done with Drosophila melanogaster not Musca domestica. See [1] AND [2]Theflyelectric (talk) 20:26, 8 January 2018 (UTC)Theflyelectric

It is correct. You are right that fruit flies have been important model organisms, but if you read the cited sources for the housefly (see the Science section) you'll see it has played its part too. Chiswick Chap (talk) 20:59, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

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Reddit spike[edit]

On 24 September 2018, a post on [https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/9id4u7/til_that_the_japanese_used_houseflies_coated_in_a/ Reddit produced a spike in traffic of nearly 135000 views. The average in the period per day is about 2000. Shyamal (talk) 04:08, 10 October 2018 (UTC)