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Fruit Fly (Drosophila Melanogaster) GIANTmicrobe Plush

$15.99 CAD

Meet the fruit fly, your adorable laboratory assistant with a penchant for fruitcake and genetic exploration!  Whether you're a medical student, doctor, biologist, or geneticist, this charming plush toy makes the perfect gift and a unique addition to any plush collection.  With its endearing design and educational insights, the Fruit Fly GIANTmicrobe plush is sure to delight enthusiasts of all ages.

Educational Insights: Dive into the fascinating world of Drosophila melanogaster, the iconic laboratory specimen renowned for its role in genetic research.  From Charles W. Woodworth's pioneering studies at Harvard to Thomas Hunt Morgan's groundbreaking discoveries on inheritance patterns, explore the rich history and scientific significance of the fruit fly.  Learn how these tiny insects have contributed to our understanding of human diseases, aging, immunity, and more.

Perfect Laboratory Mascot: With its affordability, ease of maintenance, and rapid lifecycle, the fruit fly is the quintessential laboratory mascot.  Discover why researchers worldwide rely on these versatile insects for experimental studies and genetic investigations.  From their rapid development from egg to adult in just seven days to their distinguishable characteristics and genetic markers, uncover the unique features that make fruit flies ideal model organisms.

Intriguing Facts: Delve into intriguing facts about fruit flies, from their preference for dew-loving environments to their short lifespan of only 14 days.  Explore their role in complete metamorphosis and their uncanny ability to uncover genetic mutations through X-ray exposure.  Learn about the Nobel Prize-winning research conducted by scientists like Thomas Hunt Morgan, Hermann Muller, and Jules Hoffmann, whose work revolutionized our understanding of genetics and immunity.

Product Details:

  • Materials: Crafted from premium materials and stuffed with soft polyester fiber fill.
  • Packaging: Each plush microbe includes a printed card featuring fun, educational, and fascinating facts about the fruit fly.
  • Safety: Compliant with U.S. and European safety standards, suitable for ages 3 and up.


GIANTmicrobes are intricately crafted to be one million times larger than their real-life counterparts, faithfully capturing the unique characteristics of microbes, cells, organisms, and critters in stunning detail!

  • Gigantic (GG): 16-24"
  • XL (XL): 10-15"
  • Original (PD): 5-8"
  • Keychain (KC): 2-4" with clip

    Embrace the world of genetic exploration with our Fruit Fly GIANTmicrobe plush, a charming companion that celebrates the enduring legacy of these remarkable insects in scientific research!