Do flies sleep??

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speegs
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Hi

Does anyone out their know if flies go to sleep at nighttime?

Speegs :huh:
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  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    speegs wrote: »
    Hi

    Does anyone out their know if flies go to sleep at nighttime?

    Speegs :huh:

    OMG Speegs are you as bored as the rest of us???
  • Diannew
    Diannew Registered Posts: 2,814 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    speegs wrote: »
    Hi

    Does anyone out their know if flies go to sleep at nighttime?

    Speegs :huh:

    Ask Jeeves:lol:
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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  • speegs
    speegs Registered Posts: 854 Epic contributor 🐘
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    Yes and I am very bored. It is a very quiet month end as the posties are all on strike so I cannot do the accruals until tuesday now.

    The answer given only says that they "probably" don't sleep. I really do need to know for sure. It is extremely important into my current research project. That is, which fly should I let live in the fridge at work.
  • blobbyh
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    A-Vic wrote: »

    That's about as far away from an answer as it's possible to get. He starts with "I'm no expert", slots in "though I don't know" and adds in the theory that because cats and dogs lie down and close their eyes and flies (presumably) don't, flies therefore don't sleep. And are (in)capable of learning apparently but the little buggers know how to fly away when you're just about to swat 'em.

    And sleep is not easy to define in humans? Well, if they're not awake or breathing then they're probably dead, if just the former then I'd hazard a fair guess they're just asleep.

    The only true word in Christopher Grayces answer is the word sorry at the end and so he should be, for writing such an indecisive, incoherent piece of crap on something he clearly knows cock all about.

    Do flies sleep? Probably. Will a fly live in a fridge? Probably not.
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    blobbyh wrote: »

    Do flies sleep? Probably. Will a fly live in a fridge? Probably not.

    Probably?
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Registered Posts: 2,415 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Well, you can't catch the little twots in the daylight but if you can see them on the wall when it's fairly dark, they're easy to kill. So IMO either they've got crap eyesight or they're catching some zeds.
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Registered Posts: 4,234 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    if a fly couldnt fly would it have to be reclassed as a "walk" ?
  • speegs
    speegs Registered Posts: 854 Epic contributor 🐘
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    I have known a few disabled flies, and yes they have told me that they prefer to be known as "walkies" rather than walks. They do not like to be disabled as some of them feel that this results in them be too closely related to their arch enermies, the humans.

    And before you ask why I haven't asked my fly friends if they sleep, they flew away a fews days ago, so I cannot.

    :glare: Speegs
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Registered Posts: 4,234 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Ive always wondered that in my house upto about 1 month ago i hardly seen any flys what so ever even when the window were open we only got the odd one in the house. but we got a pussy cat and since then it seems like every fly in the whole street has decided that my house is the party capital of the street ?:laugh:
  • LeeS2009
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    mark130273 wrote: »
    if a fly couldnt fly would it have to be reclassed as a "walk" ?

    :lol: well strictly speaking they dont walk :laugh:
  • mark130273
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    LeeS2009 wrote: »
    :lol: well strictly speaking they dont walk :laugh:

    but have you actually seen any that has been disabled and not able to fly ?:confused1:
  • LeeS2009
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    mark130273 wrote: »
    but have you actually seen any that has been disabled and not able to fly ?:confused1:

    cant say I have really taken the time to study a fly lol, i usually just try and whack them if they are in my way :lol::lol: coz i'm ard!!:mad2:
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Registered Posts: 4,234 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    well ARD !!!...yeh but are you that hard that you catch them karate kid style in chopsticks and then chuck them out or do you take the wimpish way out and wack them with a paper ??
  • LeeS2009
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    mark130273 wrote: »
    well ARD !!!...yeh but are you that hard that you catch them karate kid style in chopsticks and then chuck them out or do you take the wimpish way out and wack them with a paper ??

    the chopstick way is the only real ard mans way.....but i use tooth picks :lol:
  • mark130273
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    LeeS2009 wrote: »
    the chopstick way is the only real ard mans way.....but i use tooth picks :lol:

    toothpicks............your a wimp and a bully..................

    i catch them with matchstick.......notcie i only said one matchstick...that good that i just hold it out and they "walk" onto the matchstick and then get thrown out of the window to fly off and keep away...:thumbup1:
  • LeeS2009
    LeeS2009 Registered Posts: 1,515 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    mark130273 wrote: »
    toothpicks............your a wimp and a bully..................

    i catch them with matchstick.......notcie i only said one matchstick...that good that i just hold it out and they "walk" onto the matchstick and then get thrown out of the window to fly off and keep away...:thumbup1:

    they must be drawn to your odour :lol:
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Registered Posts: 4,234 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    nice reply............

    well im off home now........
  • LeeS2009
    LeeS2009 Registered Posts: 1,515 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    mark130273 wrote: »
    nice reply............

    well im off home now........

    have a good weekend mate :thumbup1:
  • messedup89
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    im nice. I catch them in a bug catcher and then let them go out the window :001_wub:
  • mark130273
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    LeeS2009 wrote: »
    have a good weekend mate :thumbup1:

    you too...............
  • AK002
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    I honestly thought this said, do files sleep..

    I was thinking.. is life as an accountant really this boring lol
  • mark130273
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    AK002 wrote: »
    I honestly thought this said, do files sleep..

    I was thinking.. is life as an accountant really this boring lol

    oh yes !!!:thumbup1:
  • AK002
    AK002 Registered Posts: 2,492 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Lol :P
  • Yazi
    Yazi Registered Posts: 225 Dedicated contributor 🦉
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    Got a fly story.....

    One day a big fat fly was flying round our living room.
    Hubby got his roll of newspaper (this was before the "Executioner" was invented) and swiped the fly (missing a few times as normal) then eventually got it on the windowsill....

    Poor thing had a poorly tummy.....and my hubby said "Ahh look at that.....its giving birth!!!..."

    And sure enough all its babies came crawling out.....Lots of tiny weenie maggots......

    So then I learnt what they do when they sit on your uncovered food. They lay a tiny weenie maggot...

    So we kill them all now....no keeping them alive in the fridge at all or anywhere else.

    So go buy the "Excecutioner" now......
  • speegs
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    You are all so mean. My little fly friend has not choice but to have a little sleep in the fridge as he has gotten a bit sun burnt. I have taken all the food out so it should be OK I think. Anyway Ricardo is a boy fly not a girl fly so he won't be laying any magots.
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Registered Posts: 4,234 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    what the hell is that all about ?
  • CJC
    CJC Registered Posts: 1,657 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    It's a moving tale of a girl and her pet fly. Soon to be a major motion picture - Ricardo and Me, starring Tom Hanks as 'Ricardo'.
  • Diannew
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    CJC wrote: »
    It's a moving tale of a girl and her pet fly. Soon to be a major motion picture - Ricardo and Me, starring Tom Hanks as 'Ricardo'.


    Who would play the fly:crying:
  • mark130273
    mark130273 Registered Posts: 4,234 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Blobbyh !!!
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