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Dyeing Insects for Behavioral Assays

Dyeing Insects for Behavioral Assays: the Mating Behavior of Anesthetized Drosophila

Article DOI: 10.3791/52645
April 22nd, 2015


Summary April 22nd, 2015

This protocol describes a simple, cost effective way to individually identify Drosophila or other insects. Demonstration data investigating mating success across three species of Drosophila show that this method is comparable or better than the use of CO2 anaesthesia.

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