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[Drosophila] Re: Dros Digest, Vol 40, Issue 4

scottatg from aol.com via dros%40net.bio.net (by scottatg from aol.com)
Tue Aug 26 12:10:17 EST 2008

watson marlow 520 series pumps will work the best. www.watsonmarlow.com 

?Ask me about Miele Glassware Washers.

Best Regards,

Scott Saveleski
Atlantic Technology Group, Inc.
1906 North Hamilton Street, Suite G
Richmond, Va. 23230
1-800-359-5153 x2
410-371-8740 cell

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   1. dispensing food (hrundle from uottawa.ca)


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We've cook fly media in small batches and have been dispensing it
using a Mettler-Toledo 323DZ peristaltic pump. However, some new food
recipes we are using in the lab (by necessity - we can't switch) are
too thick for this pump and do not dispense consistently. A "Droso-
filler" (i.e. fills 100 vials at once) does not make sense because we
cook in such small volumes (1.5L/cook). We therefore need to either
scale up our cooking operation somewhat, or find a better pump.

I would love to hear any recommendations or advice on either:

1. setting up a medium scale cooking operation. What type of pot/
kettle would you recommend? We are the only fly lab in the department,
so we're looking at cooks on the scale of 4-10L I would think. We
don't have easy access to a steam supply either.

2. getting a better pump that deals well with thick food.

Any information would be much appreciated!

Howard Rundle
Department of Biology
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON


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