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I have been entertaining the idea of making my own medium for fruit flies. I looked through the forum seeing many recipies involving potatoe flakes. I have held back from going this route because I remember reading somewhere that potatoe flakes start to stink real bad like after two weeks (don't remember where), any input would be appreciated.
 

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stinky? hmmm I never noticed actually I kind of like the same. Although I keep alternating back and forth from one media to another. So far I have 4 culture dates running. I say dates because I'm trying out different media and different containers. Kind of like single serving containers as well as big juice bottles. But the recipe envolving the potato flakes does not smell as much as the apple sauce oatmeal mix.
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Melissa,
Does the honey keep the smell down or does it help improve production or both? I use brewers yeast in my cultures and that can make them smell a bit. My wife would love it if the cultures didn't smell as bad. Me I kind of like it.
 

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Melissa,
thanks. I'll run a side by side over the next few weeks and post the results.
 
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