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Deraest Luff chums ,

Right this minute is a fly......dive bombing me and generally making a bloody nuisance of itself !!

Is there any redeeming feature to flies at all ?.....even one ?

Because I can't think of one !!.........I mean they don't pollinate plants do they ?



 

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Urmm.. I doubt they pollinate plants, because they don't really go near it, like bees. They don't make honey. They live off dung and waste food. They are dirty. Then come to our homes, spread dirty bacteria. They are noisy as hell and bug you to death until you swat them. After you swat it, it goes all manky.

Thus, no redeeming feature! ;D
 

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Maybe one or two redeeming features as they lay eggs that turn to maggots.

Maggots are used for fishing and have now been rediscovered for treating some wounds.

But flies, after landing on poo and stomping on it they then land on you. Yuck!

Get one of these as they do work.

http://www.sourcing4u.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=28&kw=fly%20swat&fl=4821

Have fun when bored, the flies crackle well!

Bee

 
 

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They live off dung and waste food. They are dirty.

Refuse collectors live off waste and things we consider dirty, but are invaluable.  Flies are merely natures refuse collectors.  Would you really want dung to remain forever pristine, like you plastic bags, never to degrade or recycle themselves into the environment.

Ofcourse, there are flies I would not regard as benignly - like screw worm flies (their larvae do not live off dung and food waste).
 

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Some plants are polinated by flies.
Probably the biggest flower in the world
http://www.lostworldarts.com/asia/rafflesia_2.htm

And also the bigest inflorescence (a compound flower made of lots of little ones)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_arum

These both have the interesting property that they stink. They smell of rotting meat to attract flies as pollinators.
Of course, if the only purpose of flies was to keep stinky floweres going.....
 

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Maybe one or two redeeming features as they lay eggs that turn to maggots.

Maggots are used for fishing and have now been rediscovered for treating some wounds.

But flies, after landing on poo and stomping on it they then land on you. Yuck!

Get one of these as they do work.

http://www.sourcing4u.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=28&kw=fly%20swat&fl=4821

Have fun when bored, the flies crackle well!

Bee

 

YES YES YES !!!!ewe are absolutely right about the maggot treatment of sores and wounds !!..THANK EWE for reminding me of that !!


LOL...luff the link !!!....Thank You TMM !!!
 

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They live off dung and waste food. They are dirty.

Refuse collectors live off waste and things we consider dirty, but are invaluable.  Flies are merely natures refuse collectors.  Would you really want dung to remain forever pristine, like you plastic bags, never to degrade or recycle themselves into the environment.

Ofcourse, there are flies I would not regard as benignly - like screw worm flies (their larvae do not live off dung and food waste).

THANKS for this George......It'd a struggle to accept that flies do in fact have a use in the world...but .....I suppose if they are natures crap collectors then someone ought to instill a fly code of conduct so that they do not spread it around amongst other species !!
 

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Some plants are polinated by flies.
Probably the biggest flower in the world
http://www.lostworldarts.com/asia/rafflesia_2.htm

And also the bigest inflorescence (a compound flower made of lots of little ones)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_arum

These both have the interesting property that they stink. They smell of rotting meat to attract flies as pollinators.
Of course, if the only purpose of flies was to keep stinky floweres going.....

THANK EWE BC.....they are some pretty massive flowers happening right there. I am sure I remember see David Attenborough almost throw up being next to one........

sheesh.....so we have to thank flies for pollinating these !


THANKS everyone...seems flies do have redeeming features after all.....THWACK !!!...Got the bugger !!!

 

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They are still annoying as heck! especially the ones that constantly buzz your mouth trying to gain entrance .. Yuck...
 

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They are still annoying as heck! especially the ones that constantly buzz your mouth trying to gain entrance .. Yuck...

I did swallow a fly once !..I almost puked yacking it up !!
 

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if flies go extinct that cud b a total cotastrophie
 

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if flies go extinct that cud b a total cotastrophie

I suppose it ' could be '.....I don't think I'd be complaining for a while anyway !!...though the chances are very very remote...cos there's lots of them !!
 

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They are still annoying as heck! especially the ones that constantly buzz your mouth trying to gain entrance .. Yuck...

I did swallow a fly once !..I almost puked yacking it up !!

Yes indeedy I had that same experience ..LOL..Yuckk and was equally disgusted and sick to my stomach trying to get it out!!!!! LOL LOL LOL.... HEE HEE HEE!!
 

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Oh, noooooooooooooooo!

I got that song in my head now, sorry all.

"I know an old lady that swallowed a fly".......................... ;D

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LOL.. LOL I don't know why she followed a fly.. perhaps she'll die!!
 

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if she swallowed a fly then now she has to swallow a venus fly trap!!!
 

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Everything is important somehow neil, whether we see it or not.
 

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haha check the one topic thingy about the thing!!! ummm..yea..i forgte wats it called just check it!
 

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