Forensic Chemistry: Fly Releasing Parties

Our flies are hatching from their pupae casings! This means that every morning and afternoon whoever has flies gets to go out on the balcony and release our little forensic detectives into the world!

Now we know some people are thinking, “Why on earth are you releasing those pests?” Well, flies have a very specific life cycle timeline. This means that, during a murder investigation involving a badly decomposed body, the day or week of death can still be determined based on the life cycle of the flies! So next time you’re stalking a fly with a fly swatter (or whatever your weapon of choice may be) remember that little fly could slove a murder one day.