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Invaded by fruit flies

Brian Ring bring at freenet.tlh.fl.us
Thu Sep 4 16:59:29 EST 1997

	Sure, just apply a few "fly traps" about the bar...a fly trap 
could be an empty beer bottle with the following inside it:

	- an old banana peel 
	- some bakers yeast 
	- unsulfured molasses, (i.e. Grandma's Molasses, the brand name)
	- a few drops of corn meal
	- plus a bit of water to give the mixture some moisture
Then, place a funnel on the top of the bottle with the smallest opening 
into the bottle...If these traps are placed low and hight behind the bar 
and near the trashcan, they will fill up with flies within a few 
hours...as long as the flies can't get out you'll trap them all...don't 
let the traps get to crowded or to old because you will start to go 
through new generations of flies...Be aware of the ebony or black flies, 
they are probably virilis and will take a while to get rid of!!

	Well good luck John and remember I am a starving graduate student 
in need of a case of SAm Adams beer....we have a lot of hard working 
Drosophilist in the lab as well who would appreciate the gesture...

Brian Ring @ the bio zoo
Dept.of Biology
Bio Unit 1
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Fla. 32306-2043
bring at freenet1.scri.fsu.edu
bring at bio.fsu.edu

On 31 Aug 1997, John Fernicola wrote:

> Date: 31 Aug 1997 13:09:39 GMT
> From: John Fernicola <John97 at worldnet.att.net>
> To: dros at net.bio.net
> Subject: Invaded by fruit flies
> HELP!!!!!!!!!
> I am a bar owner whose establishment has been invaded by fruit flies.  I
> keep the bar area clean, have had the bar "bombed" and nothing seems to
> work.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I would really appreciate the
> help.  And there is a case of your favorite beer as a reward.
> Thanks 
> John

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