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Whenever my cultures become established and the pupa starts to transform, the media becomes very wet and overfloods with media water; thus drowning the flies.

Is there a way to stop this, and does anyone know why it happens. I never use any type of water based stuff in my media.

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Add less liquid when you make the culture. I only add enough so that it forms moist clumps in the bottom. The maggots will liquify it when they develop. If you add too much water or whatever you use at the beginning, then you will have this problem.
 
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I had a whole bunch of cultures do this to me. I've tried taking off the top cover the culture so that you just have the nylon or mesh over the top. I hold this is place with a rubber band. This sometimes increases the ventilation so that the culture dries out more quickly. Increasing the heat also helps. Often times the cultures will rebound.

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