I was reading about the Lenski experiments on the evolution of E. coli bacterium and Dr. Elders's experiments on the evolution of the guppy. These two experiments absolutely fascinated me, and seemed to happen relatively quickly by evolutionary standards. It was mentioned in the book that the fruit fly's productive turnover time is especially short.
I am extremely interested and would very much like to conduct an experiment into the evolution of the fruit fly, in much the same way as the Lenski and Elder experiments when I'm older.
Just so I can get a good idea, as I can find nothing on the internet, how long would it take for the fruit fly to get through, say, 10 generations?
Also, what would be the best way to go about beginning an experiment like this? Would there be certain people to contact? Would you need certain qualifications?