Here are some ideas I received for making fly food less likely to
collapse when a culture bottle is inverted. Many thanks to:
Greg Fitzgerald <gregory.fitzgerald at yale.edu>
Harald Vaessin <hvaessin at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Dan Rohwer-Nutter <dlrohwer at facstaff.wisc.edu>
LarkClaass <larkclaass at aol.com>
Charlie Wright <cw117 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk>
Adrian Richard Gareth Pugh <argp at st-andrews.ac.uk>
1. Add one or two sterile Kim-Wipes to act as a wick for additional
2. Boil the fly food longer - this will kill all the yeast in the
3. Design your own media bottle to solve the problem. (Ask Dan!)
4. Tear off a piece from a sheet of cotton large enough to cover
the surface of the media. Poke it into the goo around the edges.
5. Use a glass Erlenmeyer flask shaped bottle - this makes it
harder for the food to fall out of position.
6. Use more media per bottle.
7. *Maybe* add more agar. Be careful - females may not lay eggs
into such media.
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