Sci-Mart fly bottles
phardin at uh.edu
Fri Jun 8 17:02:07 EST 2001
We recently started using Sci-Mart #DR-103 polyethylene bottles
(purchased February, 2001) for growing flies. The cultures look fine
until the pupal stage, but only a small proportion (10-20%) actually
eclose. Flies reared in Applied Scientific polyethylene bottles at
the same time (and on the same food) were fine.
Has anyone else had this experience with Sci-Mart bottles? Please
contact me if you have had a similar problem.
Paul E. Hardin, Ph.D.
University of Houston
Department of Biology and Biochemistry
369 Science & Research Bldg II
Houston, Texas 77204-5001
e-mail: phardin at uh.edu
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