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fwd: Re: Live Foods Digest V1 #88

This was sent to me instead of the list.


From: dlains at dax_centralia.ctc.edu, on 10/31/97 10:36 AM:
Responding to the message of Fri, 31 Oct 1997 03:58:19 -0500 (EST)

Everyone I know thinks that fruit flies in the kitchen are horrible.  Not 
me!  Free food for my fish.  If you take snapple bottle or the like and 
place some fermenting food in it with a funnel over the top you'll end up 
with most of the flies in captivity.  It's important to remove any 
distractions so they enter the trap.  Fruit flies are phototropic so when 
the trap is full take another bottle and place it where the funnel was.  
It's best to force the flies to the bottom by hitting the bottle on a hard 
surface right before you place the new bottle on top.   If you place this 
new set up under a light all the flies climb into the clean bottle which 
can now be placed in the freezer for 10-20 min.  This doesn't kill the 
flies but puts them to sleep, making feeding simple, sprinkle a few in each 
tank and they wake up stuck to the water.  So do escape the surface of the 
water,  and if this is unacceptable freeze longer and make frozen fruitf 
lies.  I have wingless flies and would be interested in a trade. 
Dave <))><