Fruit Flies Medicate Their Offspring with Alcohol (1 of 3) (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption Fruit fly eggs laid in alcoholic (red) and non-alcoholic (blue) food dishes when endoparasitoid wasps were not present in the fly population cages. Flies normally prefer to lay eggs in non-alcoholic food. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the Feb. 22, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Balint Z. Kacsoh at Emory University in Atlanda, GA, and colleagues was titled, "Fruit Flies Medicate Offspring After Seeing Parasites." Credit [Image courtesy of Todd Schlenke] Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the image when publishing. This image may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.