• The orchards where biological samples of Drosophila are collected are very diverse. There are fields of melons, apples, pears, peaches, and persimmons.
  • Number of participating schools and field trips:
    • In total, 14 different schools have participated.
    • In 2016, 2 high schools made 2 trips in total.
    • In 2017, 2 high schools made 2 trips in total.
    • In 2018, 6 high schools made 6 trips in total.
    • In 2019, 9 high schools made 10 trips in total.
    • The 2020 campaign has started with about 15 interested schools. The results will be available after the summer.

  • With an average of 17 participating students per school and campaign, about 320 students have participated in total.
  • With an average of 5.5 hours of work per student and 20 hours per teacher, the #MelanogasterCTF community has invested around 2000 hours in the project, about 110 hours per participating school and campaign.
  • Number of samples collected:
    • In 2016 and 2017, 168 Drosophila melanogaster samples, 1356 Drosophila simulans samples, and 20 samples from other species were collected.
    • In 2018, 249 Drosophila melanogaster samples and 520 samples Drosophila simulans were collected.
    • In 2019, 28 Drosophila melanogaster samples and 1180 Drosophila simulans samples were collected. 3 samples have been confirmed as the invasive species (pest) Drosophila suzukii, and 237 samples remain to be classified.