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Old 12-01-2019, 03:24 PM
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I am trying to decide if I am ready to switch media. I make my own and have had good results. Superfly says makes one culture per dry ounce. Can anyone verify this. The upfront cost would be high but in bulk it would work out. Thanks in advance
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:09 PM
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I can verify. I just recently started using it....I like it.
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:18 PM
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:20 PM
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It's rockin' good stuff. I use 4 Tbsp to ~ 3/4 cup boiling water per culture. They produce multiple generations of both Hydei and Melanogaster. Smells so good you might want to try it too! Cinimony fly pudding! YUM!
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It's rockin' good stuff. I use 4 Tbsp to ~ 3/4 cup boiling water per culture. They produce multiple generations of both Hydei and Melanogaster. Smells so good you might want to try it too! Cinimony fly pudding! YUM!
All I've ever used so nothing to compare it to but won't try any other it's working so well. Smells delicious as well!
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Old 12-03-2019, 03:43 PM
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I have tried several different media and Superfly is my current favorite. I use 2 not quite full of those little red scoops per culture with boiling water and it seems to work well. I think I get more cultures out of a tub of Superfly this way. Where are you getting 26 lbs and how much is it costing you?

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Superfly is all I use.
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Old 12-04-2019, 03:02 AM
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I have tried several different media and Superfly is my current favorite. I use 2 not quite full of those little red scoops per culture with boiling water and it seems to work well. I think I get more cultures out of a tub of Superfly this way. Where are you getting 26 lbs and how much is it costing you?

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Nice. Thanks for the tip.

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Is it essential to use boiling water with most powdered media?
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I just do what the directions say. I think the instructions for Superfly say that you don't have to use as much medium if you boil the water (no clue why), so I do that :-)

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always boil the water for any fruit fly media.

Don't know the science behind it, but it works much better.
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I've made my first culture and the instructions don't mention boiling the water but the flies are 'down there' and laying away it would seem...
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I've made my first culture and the instructions don't mention boiling the water but the flies are 'down there' and laying away it would seem...
Rock on then.
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always boil the water for any fruit fly media.

Don't know the science behind it, but it works much better.
I thought it had to do with active and inactive yeasts.. My own media I have never boiled water for but I might try and see what happens
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Don't know the science behind it, but it works much better.
I thought it had to do with active and inactive yeasts.. My own media I have never boiled water for but I might try and see what happens
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For the Repashy, I want to say the directions give you the option of hot water or boiling water, but the amount of medium they recommend is different for each.

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My favorite media has been NE Herp. Their media doesn't require bioling water, and doesn't need mixing. It's the easiest, most hassle-free media I've used.
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Good to know. I’ve just started culturing my own FFs. I use repashy’s superload, bugburger, and their hornworm chow. The hornworm chow stinks to high heaven and molds over very quickly - but I like the super and bug burger.
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