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Re: [Live-foods] fruit flies

Bill writes:

The  simplest medium is mashed, ripe bananas with a little yeast added.   Some
gelatin will stiffen the culture and make it easier to extract the  flies.
Others have used mashed fruit, corn meal, and bread as media, each  with
yeast added.  The deeper the culture, the more flies will be  produced.
Thanks.  I used banana in college.  I was hoping to get a recipe  for a mix 
similar to the commercial mix, so I could store it dry and just mix in  
distilled water to make batches as needed.

If you can find a copy of Masters' "Encyclopedia of Live Foods"  it will
answer just about any question that you have of most live foods,  including
the culture of cockroaches!
I found a copy.  It is a really great reference.  Thanks
Carol   < ' )))><

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