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fruit fly breeding
For a science experiment on genetics, I am trying to breed and experiment on fruit flies, because of their simple genetic structure. I thought of asking my science teacher, but as it's christmas break and he is not available, who better to ask than my TFK buddies? (actually there are probably a lot of places better to ask, but I'm too lazy :lol:) I assume at least a few of you have bred them to feed for live food or something. Could you inform me on their diet, space requirements, etc.? I find them all over my house (especially near bananas), so I'm sure I live in an appropriate climate for them to breed. Thanks a lot!
It is very close to 30 years since I cultured wingless fruit flies (Drosophila hydei). I believe I used Cream of Wheat mixed with sufficient water to make a sort of paste that stuck in the jar.
Wingless fruit flies are better; obviously, they cannot fly around, so they are easier to keep in a container and easier to feed fish. Hatchetfish just love them.
Here is some info:
Wingless Fruit Flies
As always a good place to start as always is wikipedia Drosophila melanogaster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and since its well researched the article is quite good. Sadly wiki doesn't have a page for Drosophila hydei
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