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Posted by knobtail on May 03, 2003 at 18:57:18:
In Reply to: 1 Week, TONS of Larva posted by kyle1745 on May 03, 2003 at 08:07:20:
:Well I have tried the FF recipe that has been posted here and other places, and so far (1 week) I have TONS of larva (small ff's). More than I have ever seen with Carolina medium.
:Here is what I used:
:1 Cup Powdered Sugar
:8 Cups potato Flakes
:1/2 Cup Brewers Yeast
:1/2 water, 1/2 Distilled white vinegar, with active yeast sprinkled on top.
:So far this medium is looking really nice, and very very cheap. I will just have to wait and see how it does over time with mold and etc. Right now I am making 2 cultures of this, and 2 of Carolina side by side each week. If this new medium keeps up I will just keep running with it after my carolina is gone.
:Just wanted to post my findings maybe it will help someone else out.
hello, i was just wondering if your sucess were for both flies. Melanogaster seem to be more prolific than Hydei. Which fly are you working with. jerry