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What exactly is a potato flake? Do I take fresh potatos and slice them? or do you mean chips?
Thanks again for the info ,
NO MAN, Box O' Potato Flakes, Look around walmart.
Heh heh Come visit me when i'm home and i can take you to the plant down the street where there are MOUNTAINS of potato flakes.
Is it really as easy as that? I'm to the point where i want a more steady supply of food for my plants, and thought that keeping Drosophila was harder than that. What has to be done in the way of sanitation?
I've got a magic window!
I raise my fruitflies this way.
1 cup mashed potatoes mix, a tablspoon of sugar and a pinch of yeast. Mix the ingredients, add some vinager (helps to prevents mold) and water. Mix. You might have to add more water or potatoe mix if it is too dry or wet. I myself make it on the dry side.
I then use 20 oz. soda bottles for the cultures. I put some small holes at the top of the bottle, thumbtack. I cut the bottle in half. Place some of the mix in the bottom of the bottle. Tear a piece of paper towel and place in bottle. Cut a small reverse "v" into the top piece. This is so you can place the top into the bottom section a little. I then duct tape the pieces together again. Use a funnel to place some fruitflies from another culter into the new culture. 1 cup of mix is good for 3 20 oz. bottles.