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Old 11-26-2019, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by thedudeabides View Post
Hard to say but I would guess that they are crashing from overpopulation.

How many flies are you putting in there to start a culture?

To answer your question I would say with my cultures once they get going I get probably 2 weeks of booms then production dwindles but they can last a little longer than a month.
I usually put around 50 flies to start my cultures. Sounds like my cultures act the same as yours in terms of production.

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Originally Posted by DPfarr View Post
Keeping cultures as long as possible was my reason for getting mites. Usually I produce 3 every two weeks. Which leaves me w my oldest 3 cultures 4 weeks before they get eliminated.

The switch to DE was important too. I’ve got about an inch in a plastic shoebox the cups get nestled in.
That's actually why I was asking. I'm trying to figure out optimal time to trash cultures and wanted to see if mine are prematurely dwindling. I wanted to get rid of them 5 weeks after they were first made. So two weeks to get started, than 3 weeks of production/feeding. But so far, they produce very very little after theyve been booming for those first 2 weeks.
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