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Magical fruit flies??

I bought bananas at our last trip to the grocery store on Tuesday. The last one is turning a bit brown so I thought I would save it for banana pancakes tomorrow morning but when I walked into the kitchen to get a glass of water I noticed a few fruit flies buzzing around the banana. How did they find the banana that just started turning brown today and where the heck did they come from? We don't have any windows open, so it's not like they came through the screen.

 
mbdc

Asked by mbdc at 4:47 AM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Do you have any potted plants? They like to live in the soil. They also sometimes live in the drain. They may also live outside and they fly in when you enter and exit.

    The chemical signals fruit gives off when ripe travels really far! Insects and animals can smell really well and respond to those signals.
    science_spot

    Answer by science_spot at 7:55 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • They have good noses
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 5:49 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

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