[Drosophila] Re: Dros Digest, dros growth chambers

Catherine Eldred via dros%40net.bio.net (by eldrec from rpi.edu)
Wed Aug 15 12:38:24 EST 2007


Hello Dros researchers-
On the subject of growth chambers, I had the unfortunate experience  
with a brand-new VWR brand blowing its thermostat, having a  
manufacturer replacement brought in (after a few weeks negotiation)  
to have the replacement do the exact same thing, have yet another  
brought in with the same result....
Eventually they just refunded us the cost of the item and we use one  
of the facility cold rooms set at 18C with some fluorescent bulbs on  
a timer to achieve semi-optimal fly growth.  18C just isn't a  
temperature VWR growth chambers are happy at.  Luckily, none of our  
mutant lines were lost to the debacle.
Motto:  you get what you pay for.
We'll eventually venture out into the world of growth chambers again  
(the cold room is not in an incredibly convenient place) and I will  
note with interest whatever information is posted on this message  
board on the subject.
Thank you & good luck,
Catherine Eldred


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> Ian,
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> I am also in the market for fly incubators. Did you get any useful
> feedback from your post. I have heard that BioCold incubators are one
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Catherine Eldred
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