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Re: Fruit flies

> Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 01:12:26 -0800
> From: Jeremy Adams <adamsjer at ucs_orst.edu>
> Subject: Fruit flies
> Does any ony know of any research regarding fruit flies and tempurature.
> I know they do well at room temp but is there an optimal temp. I know
> that raising temps increases pupae development but I wonder how much you
> can go with out interfearing with the reproductive cycles of the adults.
> I also wonder if temp can play a role in sex ration of offspring. I am
> wanting to speed up my fruitfly production for a while to feed some
> hungry baby frogs plus my killies which expect it as a daily treat. I
> currently have 9 cultures going and still can not keep up with the
> demand.

Jeremy, I don't have an answer for you on temperature.  All I can say is
that you may want to increase the number of fly hatcheries you are
running to increase your yields.

In the meantime, you can get 1000 pinhead crickets FedEx'ed one-day
shipping for not too much from some of the herp supply places around the
country (I don't have any names off the top).