Hey i just got my FF melanogaster kit and was wondering how many cultures i can make from the flies in the already setup culture?
I'd wing that. I have some producing cultures that were made in October and are still good. Then I have some made in November and December that have stopped. Just keep an eye on them and if they are getting overrun with mites, toss them. Or, just toss after a month, like most recommend.Thanks for the help...Im going to make 2 cultures to have ready for the frogs next weekend..
Another question. How long do cultures usually last before you should clean them out? Ive heard that i should dump a culture after about 4-5 weeks because of smell and aging of flies.
It keeps the mites away from your new cultures. Yes, mites will continue to produce in that old culture but there is nothing wrong with feeding those flies and mites to your frogs. You just don't want to start any fresh cultures from it anymore.so when you move them to another room to avoid mites, what do you do with the culture? Wouldn't you just be culturing mites along with whatever flies are left in the "old" culture? This whole aspect of raising darts is what I find intimidating....and the comment about being expensive is dead on.