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Housefly settled on the corner of my windows and haven't moved for 2 hours

 
 
Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2012 07:19 am
I wonder why these animals don't get bored. You might say they do not act like humans because feeling "bored" or "boring" is human thing. But, please think of a dog. A dog hardly does the action of "not moving" from the place where he or she settles on. Why flies are so patient?
 
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2012 07:29 am
@cicibebe,
It's not patience.

They've got a LOT fewer brain cells than dogs. They are mainly stimulus-response critters. Something stimulates them (a hand moving to swat them, the smell of something icky they like to eat, a potential mate), they act. It doesn't, they don't.

Also, if it hasn't moved in 2 hours, it might be sleeping or dead.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2012 07:32 am
@jespah,
or cold

depending on where you live, if it's getting cooler insects start slowing down as cold affects their metabolism
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2012 07:37 am
@djjd62,
Some insects/flies slow down, too, after they got contact with insecticides ...
Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2012 08:10 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Yeah the flies down here really slow down a lot after I smoosh them on the screen.
jcboy
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2012 08:22 am
@Ragman,
If she is in Florida the housefly probably froze to death!
Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 9 Nov, 2012 09:00 am
@jcboy,
hahaha. You're a riot!
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