A simple experiment: Test for the softness of your fruit after
incubation of the fruit with or without flies @ 65F for 9 days. I
guarantee that the fruit incubated with flies will be very, very soft
compared to the control. Thus, flies help fruit to ripen...
Also, look at the mail from Bernard Moussain in the newsgroup. I am
sure, he has already done the experiment, without the control though...
>> i'm doing research on how fruit flies help ripen fruit. Any information will
> be apprecialted.