The materials used for the currently discussed research included, first of all, the samples of the Drosophila flies, both the wild type and the one with certain mutations. For the conduct of the very experiment, two vials were provided, one with the male Drosophila flies and another one with female ones. The food vials were provided for the purpose of pairing the fly samples for the further process of mating and F1 fliesâ€™ development. Each vial was labeled properly to identify the flies in it, as well as students responsible for the project. Foam stoppers were used to close the vials and avoid the loss of any Drosophila flies.
The methodology of the very test of Drosophila flies included several distinct steps. The experiment began by providing the necessary free space for working purposes. After this, the vials with Drosophila flies were distributed to all students. At the same time, the vials with food were provided for the further pairing of male and female flies in them. As the P flies were paired, the generation F1 of Drosophila flies was produced. The parent flies were then killed with ethanol added to their vials and the observations of the process were recorded. Next, F1 flies were decanted in a separate vial to observe their mating process and produce F2 flies. Finally, the F1 was killed by adding alcohol to their vials and F2 flies were observed and their characteristics of major interest were analyzed.