Fly food

Alex Nikitin nikitin at
Fri Sep 24 17:21:43 EST 1999

The best way to store fly food is at 4 C, in the fridge. Try not to store
food at room temp for more than a week (like you sad, it can dry out, the
pests can get to it etc.). If you have concerns about mites, get on the
Labscientific web page, they sell anti-mite shelf paper. At 4 degrees, mites
shouldn't be a problem, as long as the place is kept reasonably clean.

Best regards,

Alex Nikitin
U of M Med. School

"Chi Y. Elliot" wrote:

> Hello,
> my lab deals with D. melanogaster and I am inquiring about the storage of
> fly food.  My question deals with how long fly food can be stored at room
> temperature.  This goes along with the concerns about mites, the vials
> being dried out and so on...
> Oh, I would also like to know if anyone has heard of mite being a problem
> at 4 degrees Celcius.
> Thank you,
> C.Y. Elliott

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