July 24, 1996
Has anybody tried or does anyone have a recipe for dry (yes DRY) D.
melanogaster food media ?
I plan to expose my flies to a toxicant which I plan to administer
through a wet piece of cotton. However, in order for them to forcibly drink
the toxicant from the cotton, it would be better if the media would be dry.
If that is not possible, does anyone have a recipe for a protein-rich
"broth" which I can spike with my toxicant and feed my flies by wetting
the cotton plug during the duration of exposure?
Benjamin J. Bolival, Jr.
Natural Sciences Research Institute
University of the Philippines, Diliman
1101 Quezon City, Philippines
email: nsri at nicole.upd.edu.ph