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By dionaea muscipula
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Joined:  Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:13 am
#22243
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?
wat ????
By dionaea muscipula
Posts:  1956
Joined:  Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:13 am
#22252
well i don really know all i know is hat they eat fruits lol
By Adam
Posts:  2892
Joined:  Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:39 am
#22384
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.
By lemonlily
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Joined:  Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:54 pm
#22385
You mean, you're trying to grow fruit flies?
By Siannuro
Posts:  256
Joined:  Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:42 am
#22400
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/arti ... flies.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.
By Adam
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Joined:  Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:39 am
#22404
Thanks for posting that! If you are keeping baby reptiles or amphibians, you need those to feed them.
By watnazn
Posts:  426
Joined:  Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:52 am
#22493
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.
By Siannuro
Posts:  256
Joined:  Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:42 am
#22592
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.
By watnazn
Posts:  426
Joined:  Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:52 am
#22661
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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By Adam
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Joined:  Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:39 am
#22662
Let us know if you'll make the propagating media for them...
By watnazn
Posts:  426
Joined:  Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:52 am
#22670
Its easier to just get a banana and catch them haha.
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