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Fruit Flies

by tejan24 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:54 am

hi, everyone.
Has any one of you guys tried to culture Fruit flies?
If so how hard is it? And what kind of media is needed?
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Re: Fruit Flies

by dionaea muscipula » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:55 am

tejan24 wrote:hi, everyone.
Has any one of you guys tried to culture Fruit flies?
If so how hard is it? And what kind of media is needed?

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Re: Fruit Flies

by tejan24 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:03 am

Hay omar. If you look on the carnivorousplantnursery you'll see that they sell kits to grow wingless fruit flies. I just wanted to know how hard it was to grow and culture flys.
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Re: Fruit Flies

by dionaea muscipula » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:06 am

well i don really know all i know is hat they eat fruits lol
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Re: Fruit Flies

by Adam » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:23 am

Universities do that a lot. They need them for genetic experiments. I'm sure you could find something on line for mixing the media for them. You will get a lot of them really quickly. Let us know if you find something on line.
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Re: Fruit Flies

by lemonlily » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:24 am

You mean, you're trying to grow fruit flies?
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Re: Fruit Flies

by Siannuro » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:42 am

Banana peels! They love banana peels and super ripe bananas. Oh, oh, and oranges! If you plan on culturing flightless (wingless) fruit-non-flying-flies <-----(weird...) you will need to buy a small culture first and then you can culture on your own.

Here's a link that even helps you out with making the media and culture:

http://www.amphibiancare.com/frogs/articles/fruitflies.html

http://www.anapsid.org/fruitfly.html (this one is just the media)

Sounds like something fun to do! I get the flying kind in my compost.

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Re: Fruit Flies

by Adam » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:43 am

Thanks for posting that! If you are keeping baby reptiles or amphibians, you need those to feed them.
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Re: Fruit Flies

by tejan24 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:53 am

thanks guys for all the help. I have to try it.
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Re: Fruit Flies

by watnazn » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:41 pm

what I used to do was put a piece of a banana in a water bottle trap I made. It would catch a lot of fruit flies. Then I would take out the banana and put the flies in the freezer and then feed them to my sundews.
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Re: Fruit Flies

by tejan24 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:25 am

sounds easy. I'll try it tommaro.
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Re: Fruit Flies

by Siannuro » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:30 am

watnazn wrote:what I used to do was put a piece of a banana in a water bottle trap I made. It would catch a lot of fruit flies. Then I would take out the banana and put the flies in the freezer and then feed them to my sundews.

That's cruel. LOL. Just kidding! Actually that's a good idea. I think the trap would work just as well.

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Re: Fruit Flies

by watnazn » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:21 am

Yeah the trap is pretty easy to make and the banana attracts them quickly, even when you think there are no fruit flies in your area.
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Pretty self explanatory, the flies come in and they cant get out because they try to get out through the sides.
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Re: Fruit Flies

by Adam » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:23 am

Let us know if you'll make the propagating media for them...
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Re: Fruit Flies

by watnazn » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:41 am

Its easier to just get a banana and catch them haha.
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