Training Fleas (Video)

I have not found the source for this trained flea video (ad for Playstation) but since I am into animal behavior I thought it was interesting. Not sure if it is true but it captured my curiosity.

Fleas can live long periods without feeding but passing the conditioning on to the next generation brings lots of questions to mind. If you know someone who has the answers–send them this way.

  • How old were the fleas when they were placed in the jar?
  • What species of flea are in the jar?
  • Who conducted the experiment and why?
  • How many generations of fleas did they look at?