At 12:08 AM 10/27/94 -0700, gendjc at luxor.latrobe.edu.au wrote:
>Can anyone help? We've been getting more and more infections of our
>fly medium. I don't know if they're two different types or not. One sees
>the medium turn yellower-pale orange with a mucoid surface that flies
>get stuck in. Another type seems to be where the medium gradually
>turns from yellow-orange-amber-deep orangy brown. Tis is not associated
>with the slimeys in fact the medium seems to dry out a bit. Anyway, it's
>giving us hell and I think incidence is increasing. Our medium uses
>agar, raw sugar, and yeast. In addition, one of us studies an infection in
>thflies which is killed by tetracycline so he must avoid using that in
Try Salicylic acid and/or Sorbic acid (0.1%) for a while
instead of current preservatives.
$B(JYoshiaki FUYAMA :$B(JDept. of Biology, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.
A910741 at JPNTMU00.BITNETyfuyama at yamabuki.comp.metro-u.ac.jp (Internet)