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    Thanks mabudon.
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    OR! you can get a small ration of a fruit fly culture.

    thats what I would do just make it flightless fruit flys, or w/e you want to do you are gonna have them flying around n e ways aren't cha?

    http://www.flyculture.com/drosophila.htm

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    Oh yeah, I get those flightless guys all the time, but they cost money and I usually don't have any. So, I figure free fruit flies are good fruit flies.

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    All you need to do is buy a bag of culture mix and some tubes. Every couple of weeks or however long the culture lasts just mix up a new batch, pour it into a new tube, shake in a dozen or so flies and off you go with the next generation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]but they cost money
    Yes, they do cost money. I buy flightless fruit flies for my mantid nymphs, but if I can make a culture area outside next to my CP's by using fruit I could gather some when I need them, and my CP's can have the extras .
    -Joel from Southern California


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    You could just get a bug zapper and grind them into bite sized pieces.

    or fish food.

    Or like Uncle Clint.. you could go the easy way and use orchid fertilizer.

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    These invade my wormbin alot during the summer, so that is one easy and smell free way to attract them(place your fruit in with some compost etc. to soak up the smell).
    1 Nxventrata

    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (joossa @ Jan. 09 2007,7:55)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]but they cost money
    Yes, they do cost money. I buy flightless fruit flies for my mantid nymphs, but if I can make a culture area outside next to my CP's by using fruit I could gather some when I need them, and my CP's can have the extras .
    When flightless fruit flies mate with flying types the subsequent generations quickly loose their flightless characteristics. I guess it's a recessive gene.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

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