• Question: What animals are you researching at the moment?

    Asked by 0hagace to Michelle on 26 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Michelle Taylor

      Michelle Taylor answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      At the moment I am using tiny fruit flies like the kind you might find hovering over your fruit bowl or over the compost heap to look at how genes for different behaviour are passed from parents to their offspring. These are very useful flies, they don’t carry any diseases and will happily live in the laboratory in small mesh cages with a nice bit of porridge for about 2-3 months.