I collect wandering third instar larvae by picking them (as they wander around) from the food container wall with a blunt forceps . And feeding third instar (or other instars) larvae can be collected by placing the food (as they feed inside) in a petri dish and collect them on the basis of their size. Hope this helps.
Venkateswara R Chintapalli
Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology,
School of Medical, Veternary and Life Sciences,
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland,
UK G12 8QQ
Tel 0141 330 6811
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Subject: [Drosophila] how to collect Drosophila larvae
Does anyone have good ideas on collecting drosophila larvae? Thanks a lot.
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