Saturday, July 30, 2016

An Insect Question For Tim

A tiny bug landed in my wife's wine. She fished it out, but it looked like it was in a bad way. How long would it take for an insect to get a hangover?


tim eisele said...

It turns out that fruit flies are used as a model organism for alcohol metabolism, and so there is actually quite a lot known about this.

It sounds like their response to alcohol is strikingly similar to the response of humans, and among other things they do, in fact, appear to get something resembling hangovers.

Ohioan@Heart said...

So, do make fruit flies also get beer googles?

Inquiring minds want to know.