Food Media in Small Quantities?
hbenes at BIOMED.UAMS.EDU
Fri Aug 4 19:07:36 EST 1995
Yes, being a small lab and the only Fly People in Arkansas, we routinely
prepare 2-8 liters of food. I am off on vacation but will send you the
recipe after 8/18/95. If you can't wait, call or FAX my lab at the number
Dr. Helen Benes
Department of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Slot 516
4301 West Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205
Tel.: (501) 686-5782 office (501) 686-7922 lab
FAX: (501) 686-8169
E-mail: hbenes at biomed.uams.edu
Subject: Food Media in Small Quantities?
Date: Wednesday, August 02, 1995 11:13AM
Hi. Due to renovations, our usual fly kitchen is unavailable for making
large batches of media. Instead, it appears we will need to make smaller
batches on a rangetop in the interim. None of the recipes in appendix N of
the grey book seem to have the same ingredients. My questions are these:
1) Has anyone any advice about reducing recipes? (Does it work, or are
adjustments I will need to make?)
2) Does anyone have a recipe on file for small batches (~2-4 L) of food with
the following ingredients: (percentages are from the large recipe)
6.0% yellow cornmeal
3.4% brewer's yeast
1.6 vol Tegosept in EtOH
I would like to be sure this food is *right*, since I am culturing other
species than melanogaster, and they tend to prefer fresh food, made well.
If this information is available online somewhere in flybase, I apologize
bothering you. I looked and didn't see it anywhere.
Thanks very much.
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