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Old 01-20-2017, 03:58 AM
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Default Super easy FF culture cleaning

I normally wash out fruit fly cups about once a month but I currently have a serious backup all the way from September. gross I know...

Anyway, tonight I decided to throw them all out but I noticed in the older ones that all the stuff was falling off the sides



So I thought, what the heck and tapped it out in the trash can and nearly everything just fell right out with very little effort.



It couldn't get any easier right? Here it is with just 15-20 seconds of rinsing with hot water



Probably not for everyone but if you have spare room to store them for a while it seems after 3 months aging they practically clean themselves

Or you could just throw them away like a normal non-hoarder
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Probably not for everyone but if you have spare room to store them for a while it seems after 3 months aging they practically clean themselves

Or you could just throw them away like a normal non-hoarder
Bag method, ftw.
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I tried that a while ago and didn't really like it.
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I fill the container with water and then it goes in the freezer and out it come all in one big popsicle
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I fill the container with water and then it goes in the freezer and out it come all in one big popsicle
Nice! What do you do with the popsicles?
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Default Re: Super easy FF culture cleaning

Ok let me rephrase this comes out as a big ice cube goes into the trash


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Nice! What do you do with the popsicles?
Mmmmmmmmm, popsicle.
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Nice! What do you do with the popsicles?
Frog treat for the hot days!!!!
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Ok let me rephrase this comes out as a big ice cube goes into the trash
What about all the melted water?

Anyway, just an update it doesn't seem to take all that long for them to completely dry out. Maybe 2 months at most. I doubt I'll do this again but for you cup washers out there this is by far the easiest cleanup.

I ordered 500 cups from websteraunt for $35 plus shipping which is quite expensive. They don't offer vented lids but I plan on keeping my lids and tossing out the cups. 500 cups should be a two year supply for me and well worth not having to deal with all the nastiness.
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OR you could just pour a hydroxide solution into it and depending on the concentration the hydroxide will dissolve everything or loosen it up. Strong hydroxide solutions will dissolve most things including bones, tissue, etc even glass (not many things can dissolve nor react with glass)
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Hahaha nasty. Worst pipsickles ever
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