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care sheet, drosophila melanogaster, fruitfly, recipe -

The following recipe is intended to serve as substrate and nutrients for fruit fly larvae. This is the recipe we use for our own fruit flies, but there are plenty of others with different variations on the internet. All the ingredients are readily available for hobbyists in Australia, where we are based. If this recipe doesn't work for you, feel free to try others online! Do let us know if you had troubles with it, we're constantly trying to improve things.  This recipe makes enough mix for multiple cultures. The dry ingredients should be stored in an airtight container in...

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care sheet, drosophila melanogaster, fruitfly -

In captivity, drosophila melanogaster is commonly used for studies in labs due to their short lifespan, ease of breeding and genetic selection. Due to this, vestigial wing (small reduced wing) varieties exist. This has made it easier to handle these flies, both for scientists and hobbyists!

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