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More information is available on my Fruit Fly Culture Care Sheet.
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FRUIT FLY CULTURE MEDIA
This 6 ounce jar makes about 4 to 5 large (32 ounce) fly cultures. This brand is renowned across the terrarium pet hobbies as being the best medium for culturing fruit flies. It optimizes fruit flies as nutritious feeders for your pet amphibians, reptiles and I use it as the mix for all the flies I raise for my predatory bugs. I never see mold or mites.
From the Repashy company:
“Our Instant Formula for Drosophila Culture. This Premium Mixture is fortified with Minerals, Trace Elements, Vitamins, and Carotenoids in order to maximize the nutritional value of Fruit Flies as they are fed to prey.
INGREDIENTS: Potato Granules, Brewers Dried Yeast, Fructose, Nixtamal, Dried Nopal, Dried Kelp, Alfalfa Leaf, Cinnamon, Dried Krill, RoseHips, Calendula Flower, Marigold Flower Extract, Phaffia Rhodozyma Yeast, Paprika Extract, Spirulina Algae, Turmeric, Salt, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Gluconate, Canthaxanthin, Malic Acid, Guar Gum, Calcium Propionate, Methylparaben and Potassium Sorbate (as mold inhibitors), Lecithin, Rosemary Extract and Mixed Tocopherols (as preservatives), Vitamins (Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Choline Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Beta Carotene, Pantothenic Acid, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement).
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude Protein min. 5%, Crude Fat min. 0.2%, Crude Fat max. 0.6%, Crude Fiber max. 1%, Moisture max. 8%, Ash max. 10%, Calcium min. 0.5%, Calcium max. 1%, Phosphorus min. 0.2%.
DIRECTIONS: For a typical 32 oz. size deli container, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of Superfly to 2/3 cup HOT water (distilled or bottled if possible) and stir until blended. Finished mixture should be thin enough to flatten out when container is tapped on table. Let sit for a few hours to completely absorb water. Add water or media to adjust if necessary. Add Flies and keep at approx 75F. Culture should begin to produce larvae in 5-7 days and new adult flies in 10-15 days depending on temperature (and fly species).
MADE IN USA
Suitable for both Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila hydei and any other species of cultivated fruit flies.
The addition of active yeast is NOT necessary.”
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