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Re: House Flies
I have found a set-up that works well for fruit flies and house flies, is
easy and cost effective. In a pint size disposable plastic container, add 1/2
teaspoon of mashed potato powder, 1/4 teapoon of yeast and 1 tablespoon of
water. Make a hole about 1/2 inch diameter in the cover and place outside.
In about 5-6 days the culture will be full of maggots. Here in Puerto Rico I
get mostly fruit flies but once in a while I get larger house-fly larvae.
To harvest fill the container with water, cover the hole and shake
well, strain with a brine shrimp net and wash with tap water, yields
about a teaspoonful of larvae per container.
The container can be reused several times.
-Ramon A. De La Cuetara