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Old 08-25-2019, 03:22 AM
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Default Re: how many times can you reuse a fruit fly culture

Originally Posted by Aron963 View Post
this might have been asked but could not find it.
It is buried deep in some of the general FF culturing threads. I don't think I would be able to find it on demand either, but all those old threads are worth reading as you find time.

Theoretically, you can reproduce FF's ad infinitum. In practice, folks who always use only the new booming flies for new cxs end up selecting for flies that don't produce much past the first boom. Also, if mites get in, and you keep starting new cxs with mitey flies, production on the new cxs can drop.
I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd.

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