# How to make a difference of potential inside a fly (with video)

• fluidistic

#### fluidistic

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I don't understand how could the fly get electrocuted. How to make a difference of potential through the fly in this video? .

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I believe she closed the circuit though legs. Just like you would if you touched phase and null.

Although this is true if that device, that is electrocuting it, has a lot of small + - exits on its surface, so that the fly can close the circuit and get shocked.

This is purely my guess.

AC is lethal

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episage said:

AC is lethal

They'd put anything on Youtube. Yuck.

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dlgoff said:
They'd put anything on Youtube. Yuck.

I always hated T.A. Edison. Despite his contribute to my field of study.

Bassalisk said:
I always hated T.A. Edison. Despite his contribute to my field of study.
Well, we have come a long way since then.

## 1. What is a difference of potential inside a fly?

A difference of potential, also known as voltage, is a measure of the electrical potential difference between two points. In the case of a fly, it refers to the difference in electrical potential between different parts of the fly's body.

## 2. Why is it important to measure the difference of potential inside a fly?

Measuring the difference of potential inside a fly can provide valuable information about the fly's physiological processes, such as nerve and muscle activity. It can also help scientists understand how electrical signals are transmitted and processed within the fly's body.

## 3. How can the difference of potential inside a fly be measured?

One common method is to insert tiny electrodes into the fly's body, which can detect electrical signals and measure the difference of potential. Another method is to record videos of a fluorescent dye that changes color in response to electrical activity, which can then be analyzed to determine the difference of potential.

## 4. What factors can affect the difference of potential inside a fly?

The difference of potential inside a fly can be affected by a variety of factors, such as the fly's physiological state, environmental conditions, and external stimuli. Electrical activity can also vary depending on the specific body part or tissue being measured.

## 5. What can the study of difference of potential inside a fly reveal?

Studying the difference of potential inside a fly can provide insights into the fly's nervous system, muscle function, and sensory perception. It can also help researchers better understand the mechanisms of disease and develop new treatments for neurological disorders.