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Re: Fruit fly media
- To: Live-Foods at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Fruit fly media
- From: Jennifer Greene <jgreene at jimmy_harvard.edu>
- Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 20:07:10 -0500 (EST)
- In-Reply-To: <199903230858.DAA21808 at acme_actwin.com> from "Live Foods Digest" at Mar 23, 99 03:58:03 am
> >im looking for a good proven reciepe and info on culturing fruit fly
> I got my wingless from Carolina Biological and their white media.
> I have had what I call good results from Car. Bio media.
> The price was right, so I don't mix my own. time vs money, and I felt
> that the media price was cheap.
I was making my own fruit fly media, but it was a *major* pain because
it gets moldy really fast (about towards the end of the second
generation). If you want to try it I use Dave Lains recipe-
one filmcan of instant potato mix, one of water, 3/4 teaspoon sugar
and a pinch of yeast on top.
I just ordered the Carolina Biological media. Turns out it is only
$4.95 for a liter (or $14.35 for 4 liters) plus $5.95 for shipping.
Much cheaper than I had expected- and if it extends the life of the
cultures, well worth it. The phone number for ordering is
1-800-334-5551. They have a webpage (http://www.carolina.com/) but they
don't have their catalog online.
Jennifer L. Greene . jgreene at jimmy_dfci.harvard.edu . jgreene at killi_net