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What do flies do during the winter?

Old 04-25-08, 10:36 PM
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What do flies do during the winter?

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They fuck like crazy to make more flies
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pee in their butts.....
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Nothing. Flies (which is the adult form of the insect) only live about a month. Few of them make it into winter.
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They move south and pester all the retirees in Florida.
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They migrate to California, where they molt and lose their wings. They mate and then they die. You can see mounds of them at harvest time in the raisin fields.



Where did you think raisins come from?
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My next "lucky" date location: California. The raisin fields at harvest time. Mounds of flies.
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Hmm . . . this is a mystery to me. I've always heard Alaska has a horrible fly problem in the summer. Yet in the winter, you'd think all forms of flies would be dead dead dead. Where do they come from? Do they have ultra hardy eggs or something?
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What I'd really like to know is where do ducks go at night?
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
What I'd really like to know is where do ducks go at night?
They're ducking, that's why you can't see them.
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Originally Posted by tasha99
Hmm . . . this is a mystery to me. I've always heard Alaska has a horrible fly problem in the summer. Yet in the winter, you'd think all forms of flies would be dead dead dead. Where do they come from? Do they have ultra hardy eggs or something?
I thought they were born from maggots.

Somebody once told me the can already be existing in living matter, so even if you were a space shuttle pilot alone in space and you died, maggots would consume your body and eventually grow into flies. (I obviously don't know if that is true...but it sure is disgusting to think about!)

http://www.deathonline.net/decomposi...es/maggots.htm
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Originally Posted by tasha99
Hmm . . . this is a mystery to me. I've always heard Alaska has a horrible fly problem in the summer. Yet in the winter, you'd think all forms of flies would be dead dead dead. Where do they come from? Do they have ultra hardy eggs or something?
It's actually a mosquito problem. They're jokingly referred to as the State Bird there, since they grow so large.

I don't know how they keep coming back, but they sure do!
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I guess the same place the gnats go when the wind blows.
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They all congregate together and have a family reunion in the upstairs backroom of my Grandma's farm.
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Originally Posted by Shagrath
It's actually a mosquito problem. They're jokingly referred to as the State Bird there, since they grow so large.
But are they really? Because if they are the bugs I am thinking of (which I've seen a lot more in Minnesota when I used to live there) the bugs look like mosquitoes, are HUGE in comparison to normal mosquitoes, but in reality are either crane flies or chironomid flies. They look like giant mosquitoes but are harmless. (I have actually seen more chironomid flies around here in Kansas City, and I just read online they show up after flooding...considering all the rain we've had lately that may explain that.)

There is also this bugger:


A male Culex quinquefasciatus. Male mosquitoes do not bloodfeed, rather they take nectar from plants. The large hairy antennae distinguished a male from the bloodsucking female.

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