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WA
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Posted 10/11/2011, 12:31 pm        Report
Washed the kids' high chairs on the lawn last night the there were a few bits of mango and strawberry washed onto the lawn. Now there's about a thousand flies on them - the large-ish shiny green ****ers. Also, the chook pen is relatively fly free most of the time. But as soon as there's a hot day there's thousands of the little ****ers all over that too. Where are these flies hanging out the rest of the time? I've tried following them to find out but it's too hard. And I can't fly.
WA
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Posted 10/11/2011, 12:35 pm        Report
dirtyharry said... I've tried following them to find out but it's too hard. And I can't fly.
HAHA!!! Sorry but i have no idea. They shlt me too but.
QLD
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Posted 10/11/2011, 12:35 pm        Report
A: maggots..................
WA
383 Posts
Posted 10/11/2011, 12:50 pm        Report
sausage said...
A: maggots..................
Where do the maggots get them from?
QLD
5231 Posts
Posted 10/11/2011, 12:51 pm        Report
sausage said...
A: maggots..................
So what came first the maggot or the Fly ?
NSW
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Posted 10/11/2011, 12:51 pm        Report
Their Lord spawns them on demand to give us mortals the SCREAMIN' SH##S!! The little bastards always know when both my hands are full. Then they attack the face. Bastards!
6657 Posts
Posted 10/11/2011, 12:53 pm        Report
NSW
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Posted 10/11/2011, 1:13 pm        Report
SomeOtherGuy said...
Their Lord spawns them on demand to give us mortals the SCREAMIN' SH##S!!
Amazing that there was a time when people actually believed this, Spontaneous Generation , meat turned into maggots, wheat and underpants created mice..
Spontaneous generation is the hypothesis that some vital force contained in or given to organic matter can create living organisms from inanimate objects. Spontaneous generation was a widely held belief throughout the middle ages and into the latter half of the 19th century. In fact, some people still believe in it today. The idea was attractive because it meshed nicely with the prevailing religious views of how God created the universe. There was a strong bias to legitimize the idea because this vital force was considered a strong proof of God's presence in the world. Many recipes and experiments were offered in proof. To create mice, a recipe called for dirty underwear and wheat grain to be mixed in a bucket and left open outside. In 21 days or less, you would have mice. The real cause may seem obvious from a modern perspective, but to the proponents of this idea, the mice spontaneously arose from the wheat kernels. Another often-used example was the generation of maggots from meat that was left in the open. The failing here was revealed by Francesco Redi in 1668 with a classic experiment. Redi suspected that flies landing on the meat laid eggs that eventually grew into maggots. To test this idea he devised the experiment shown in Figure 1-20. Here he used three pieces of meat. One piece of meat was placed under a piece of paper. The flies could not lay eggs onto the meat and no maggots developed. The second piece was left in the open air, resulting in maggots. In the final test, a third piece of meat was overlaid with cheesecloth. The flies were able to lay the eggs into the cheesecloth and when this was removed no maggots developed. However, if the cheesecloth containing the eggs was placed on a fresh piece of meat, maggots developed, showing it was the eggs that "caused" flies and not spontaneous generation. This helped to end the debate about spontaneous generation for large organisms. However, spontaneous generation was so seductive a concept that even Redi believed it was possible in other circumstances.
WA
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Posted 10/11/2011, 2:04 pm        Report
Uranus
NSW
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Posted 10/11/2011, 3:05 pm        Report
Flies like to hang around pieces of crap, So I would guess my x-girls house must be full of them. Glad Im not bitter at her.
QLD
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Posted 10/11/2011, 3:36 pm        Report
They hide in old blokes noses, have a look, you can see their legs hanging out
VIC
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Posted 10/11/2011, 4:05 pm        Report
answer: They all wait in the eaves of your house playing cards . Chatting about absolute crap , telling lies to each other for amusement!!! Waiting for you to do something as you have described , then they fly into action begrudgingly.
QLD
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Posted 10/11/2011, 4:33 pm        Report
SandS said...
....Chatting about absolute crap , telling lies to each other for amusement!!! .....
Are you talking about flys, or seabreezers?
NSW
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Posted 10/11/2011, 5:14 pm        Report
dirtyharry
Where do flies come from...
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Fiji
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Posted 10/11/2011, 5:17 pm        Report
They come from parent flies. Some lay eggs which hatch into maggots, ( there are lots of species). The big brown flies here actually give live birth, if you squash one live maggots come out. My ex discovered this early on in our Australian sojourn and has never forgotten it. There is pretty much bugger all you can do about them but a South African chappie came up with a brilliant invention called the Red Top Fly Trap. It consists of a strong four litre bag attached to a lid with a gauze funnel. The bag is baited with a meat meal concoction and hung out in the sun. They are extremeley effective but have one really bad drawback and that is the stink. However if you can put up with it it is very rewarding to watch it fill with drowning flies and a sea of contained maggots. I filled a four litre one in three weeks in Bathurst. That is a hell of a lot of flies. Made bugger all impact to the general population but gave me a lot of satisfaction
NSW
4075 Posts
Posted 10/11/2011, 5:24 pm        Report
Problom solved. By the time you finish enough bottles of wine to make the hat,,, You couldnt give a f@ck about the flies.
VIC
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Posted 10/11/2011, 5:26 pm        Report
It has always amazed me that you can be several miles offshore fishing and you still get flies hanging around the bait!
WA
366 Posts
Posted 10/11/2011, 5:37 pm        Report
Where do flies come from? When a mummy fly and daddy fly love each other very much...
WA
1175 Posts
Posted 10/11/2011, 7:03 pm        Report
Like Duh!! They come with trousers!
QLD
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Posted 10/11/2011, 7:11 pm        Report
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QLD
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Posted 10/11/2011, 7:33 pm        Report
Have you ever wondered that if flies are attracted to rotting food,sh!t ( & Lotofwinds Xs) etc, then what is in the fly repellent that we smear all over ourselves that even flies don't go near.
WA
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Posted 10/11/2011, 7:34 pm        Report
quote "In March next year two new species of dung beetle will be imported from Europe and it is hoped they hold the key to eradicating the bush fly." story link:- http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-04/dung-beetle-feature/3632104?section=wa The bush fly's here at home tend to want to sit up your nose in your mouth I think it is sweat that attracts them.. The bigger fly seems to sit in my vegie patch in amongst the parsley and alike and under the green shady foliage at the front door. The blowfly however hangs around my windows and doors when I am cooking November has always been a bad month for flys
Kazakhstan
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Posted 10/11/2011, 7:42 pm        Report
What about millipeades!!! have you ever been attacked by a plague of them !
NSW
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Posted 10/11/2011, 8:00 pm        Report
QLD
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Posted 10/11/2011, 10:22 pm        Report
When I lived in South Australia, it was rumoured that some of the local females had found a way to keep the flys off their faces... They would sit with their knees apart
SA
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Posted 11/11/2011, 6:12 am        Report
Dont flys come from Margaret River ?????? would that mean maggots come from Rockingham ?!
NSW
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Posted 11/11/2011, 1:45 pm        Report
You can always kill them and use them for Fly Art. http://www.seabreeze.com.au/img/photos/other/5440938.jpg'>http://www.seabreeze.com.au/img/photos/other/5440938.jpg' class='forumPostTextImage' /> http://www.seabreeze.com.au/img/photos/other/5440945.jpg'>http://www.seabreeze.com.au/img/photos/other/5440945.jpg' class='forumPostTextImage' />
SA
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Posted 11/11/2011, 2:45 pm        Report
You really need to find something to do when there's no wind.
NSW
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Posted 11/11/2011, 3:02 pm        Report
The real problem is what to do when there is no wind OR flys
SA
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Posted 11/11/2011, 5:01 pm        Report
You remind me of a dude in my class in school who used to pull the wings off flys and call them walks. maybe you could go see your X
WA
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Posted 11/11/2011, 5:11 pm        Report
We had a guy in our class who use to hit them lightly to just stun them, then get a strand of long hair (usually plucked from an unsuspecting girl) and tie a little knot around the flies neck. When the fly comes too it would buzz around in circles while the guy held onto the end of hair. Pretty fuggin funny.
 
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