So I just received some FF cultures I ordered. Is anything else besides FF and their larvae/pupae bad? I have little juicy round white bugs in them... I was pretty sure this was a reputable supplier.
I think you want straight calcium carb as anything else vitamin-wise may lead to mold in the new culture. That said I've been using Fluker's calcium w/D3 when making cultures and have had no issues so far.Would Repashy Ca Plus do the job, or is pure calcium carbonate better?
Hydei means you're going to have to wait longer for the new cultures as thier life cycle is closer to that of the mites.. around 30 days. In this case it is better to keep older cultures away from newer cultures as this prevents you from missing a culture and having a massive mite outbreak (one where you can see little white specks crawling on everything withing a couple of feet of the cultures) and crashing the culture(s).So I guess I'll rehab my FFs. The timing makes sense... Its only the hydei cultures that have them. The melanogasterI appear to be mite-free, but I'll treat them, too. I guess I'll be looking for ultrafine calcium carbonate tomorrow... Any hints? Thanks for the help so far.