Df(1)Ilp6 mutants do not exhibit defects in lipid droplet induction in larval oenocytes during starvation.
Df(1)Ilp6 homozygotes appear fully viable and fertile. They do not display alterations in developmental rate, and body size is only mildly reduced compared to controls. Df(1)Ilp6 homozygotes show similar levels of normalised whole body triglycerides and circulating sugar levels as wild-type animals. No significant difference in metabolic rate is observed between wild-type and homozygous Df(1)Ilp6 larvae.