hyper fruit flies
Floor Location : J 036 H
In this project I tested the effects of high caffeine energy drinks on Drosophila melanogaster through three different generations and three different ratios of diluted energy drinks. I had the fruit fly's separated into groups which where fed ratios of energy drink to water of 30%-70%, 40%-60%, and 50%-50%. the generations where separated into 3 generations by cooling them until they became still and could not move and than separating the adult flies from the maggots. the generations where tested for movement using photography, and observed for generation length and using observation for how large the egg sack were determining the fertility rates. the flies were also taken to a high magnification microscope to observe any protein abnormalities in the flies.