Dendroboard banner
1 - 20 of 33 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
324 Posts
I use Sterilite 20Q Gasket Boxes: Sterilite - 1932: 20 Quart Gasket Box

They are completely sealed, so I drill four to five 1 inch holes across one edge of the top for airflow. I silicone screen material over the holes (inside of the lid) so flies and frogs can't get out and add one more 1/4" hole in the middle of the top for feeding. I simply put a funnel in the hole and dump my flies in. When I'm not feeding I plug the hole with a rubber cork.

Simple temp tank ... holds humidity well ... is clear so light can get through for plant growth ... and is completely fly and frog proof.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,944 Posts
Could you maybe post a pic or two of those set up? They seem cool, I might try that.
I use Sterilite 20Q Gasket Boxes: Sterilite - 1932: 20 Quart Gasket Box

They are completely sealed, so I drill four to five 1 inch holes across one edge of the top for airflow. I silicone screen material over the holes (inside of the lid) so flies and frogs can't get out and add one more 1/4" hole in the middle of the top for feeding. I simply put a funnel in the hole and dump my flies in. When I'm not feeding I plug the hole with a rubber cork.

Simple temp tank ... holds humidity well ... is clear so light can get through for plant growth ... and is completely fly and frog proof.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
10,042 Posts
you really dont want some that are fruit flie escape proof as that usually means that is pretty much air tight, just setup a feeding station to keep them in.
I usually just get any containers, i have used sterilite and rubbermaid in the past, but there is now a container store by my office so i go there a lot since they are pretty cheap.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,944 Posts
Could you guys post pics of your set ups? I might try some of these, but I would want to get some like the ones other people on here have gotton, so I know that they are good. And I am just curious how you guys set them up.
 

· Banned
Joined
·
4,937 Posts
I use Sterilite 20Q Gasket Boxes: Sterilite - 1932: 20 Quart Gasket Box

They are completely sealed, so I drill four to five 1 inch holes across one edge of the top for airflow. I silicone screen material over the holes (inside of the lid) so flies and frogs can't get out and add one more 1/4" hole in the middle of the top for feeding. I simply put a funnel in the hole and dump my flies in. When I'm not feeding I plug the hole with a rubber cork.

Simple temp tank ... holds humidity well ... is clear so light can get through for plant growth ... and is completely fly and frog proof.
where do you get the 1/4 stoppers? I was looking online, and the only thing that immediately comes up is 1 1/4 tub stoppers
 

· Premium Member
Joined
·
8,483 Posts
I got a few plastic tubs from Lowe's that are pretty secure (fruit fly proof). They have a snap/handle thingy on each side to hold the lid down tight.

Lots of different sizes. From somewhere around 5 bucks and up. Can't find it on their website to link it. I'll take some pics tomorrow.
 

· Premium Member
Joined
·
8,483 Posts
I cut a couple holes in the first one I used for frogs, and covered with screen. The second one I didn't ventilate, but, they did fine. I think they were getting enough air when I opened the lid to feed and stare.

I'll post pics of the one I cut holes in as well as one that has not been ventilated. I'd do it now but I'm sleepy :eek:
 

· Registered
Joined
·
324 Posts
1 - 20 of 33 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top