Is this why you should do a CPJ? The link is a nice interview too.
the bulk of the 7 years of the project was the flies sitting in their environment slowly getting used to new conditions.
I kept the flies for a year under a Titan analog orange light before testing for adaptation. modelled on a Y-Trap apparatus. I was interested in how subtle adjustments of everyday objects and situations can provide conditions that are not typically terrestrial.
one of the subtexts of the project, surviving on Earth
the cooling system failed and 99% of the flies perished. It was fairly apocalyptic.