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RE: [Killietalk] Flies in my culture :(
Try feeding them anyway and re-culture, I suggest if you have so many
create a box covered with cheese cloth or other very fine gauze material and
try to mechanically screen them out. One of the local betta breeders uses
shoeboxes and instant rice. I found this to be a Major fly attractant. I
just feed the larvae and smile at the free food.
From: Barry Cooper [mailto:bjc3 at cornell_edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 8:31 AM
To: killifish discussion list
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Flies in my culture :(
The flies I had problems with are not fruit flies and they can get dense
enough to outcompete the worms.
At 05:26 AM 9/16/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>Sounds like a bunch of old ladies! I found the stupid flies in my culture
>but only in certain containers. Upon examination, I found that those
>containers had breathing holes larger than pin sized.
>I found that my larger killies and dwarf cichlids will gobble the larvae
>down. Ah ha! Another live food, after all the flies in my culture are a
>Don't worry - Be HAPPY!
Barry J. Cooper, Prof. Emeritus, Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell
Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
Home address: 27505 Riggs Hill Rd., Sweet Home, OR 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)