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Old 06-15-2005, 07:42 PM
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How many months of culturing do you get out of an inital starter culture of fruit flies? Can you just keep culturing them for ever?

Mine has been going on 9 months now, so before I have some deadly crash I would like to get new cultures.
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I usually pick up a few new cultures every once in a while on top of what i already culture myself so i have "fresh flies" in the mix
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There is a long time frogger in southern WI that says he hasn't bought FF's in many years (cant remember how many).
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Old 06-16-2005, 05:39 AM
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how many months of culturing do you get out of an inital starter culture of fruit flies
I bought 1 FF culture from http://www.edsflymeatinc.com over 3 years ago and it is still going strong. I have never bought additional flies and the cultures show no sign of dying out. I actually was starting to wonder if my flies were being so inbred that I may want to introduce some new breeders.

They survived a mite battle, mold, and wild flying FF's and I was able to restore their original mutation and clean the cultures out over time.
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