static static

A.J. Davis PAB6AWD at
Tue Oct 14 08:46:31 EST 1997

drjones at (Chris Jones & Deirdre Sumpter) wrote:

>Does anyone have suggestions on how to go about minimizing 

Doesn't seem to happen with flies as much as with parasitic 
wasps but in either case touching the vial or whatever on an 
earthed object (water tap or the cold light source) seems to 

Incidentely, if you're not already humidifying your 
CO2 you might consider doing so now.  Not only might 
you reduce your static but you also get healthier 
flies. Running dry CO2 over flies dehydrates them remarkably 
quickly and that doesn't do them any good. 


Andrew Davis
University of Leeds, Yorkshire
England, LS2 9JT   UK

a.j.davis at

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