FOOD RECIPE - UCONN
Angela M. Baldo
amb93002 at uconnvm.uconn.edu
Thu Aug 10 10:17:56 EST 1995
This is a scaled-down version of the recipe that has been made in
Chovnick's lab at UCONN:
3 Trays of fly food: 1.5 trays of fly food:
H20 5,575 ml H20 2,787.5 ml
agar 57.5 ml agar 28.75 ml
yeast 190 ml yeast 95 ml
cornmeal 330 ml cornmeal 165 ml
sugar 540 ml sugar 270 ml
moldex 90 ml moldex 45 ml
Have ready the appropriate # of receptacles and cheesecloth to cover
them. Make sure there are newspapers on the counter, or something;
this gets messy.
Measure dry ingredients. Make sure to tap the cylinder to let them
Boil the water.
Dissolve agar, yeast, and sugar
Add the cornmeal very slowly, sprinkling as you stir. (It helps to
have 2 people for this)
Turn the heat down, and simmer for about 20 minutes, while the mixture
Take off the heat, and stir in the moldex.
Dispense into each container, one-by-one. (I use a beaker as a scoop.)
Cover the food with cheesecloth, to prevent illicit inhabitants. Tuck
the edges under.
Wash everything immediately, before it dries and glues on permanently.
H20: Tap water is OK
yeast: brewer's yeast
cornmeal: Quaker, yellow
sugar: just plain sucrose
moldex: Tegosept in 95% EtOH
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