The flies are alright
Taking care of insects in the pursuit of science.
It’s always warm in the fly room. The frequent clicking and spraying of the humidifier makes the air warm and thick, imbued with the unmistakable sticky smell of fly food. For those of us working here, it is an escape from the blustering Minnesota winter even if we have to shed all those layers to get comfortable. Comfort is essential because you need to be on your toes when taking care of so many lives.