[Drosophila] Drosophila Culture Media

Vef, Dr. Olaf via dros%40net.bio.net (by ovef from uni-mainz.de)
Tue Nov 1 14:20:54 EST 2011

Dear Fly Breeders,
We lately chanced our fly food recipe from a fly food containing crushed corn to a fly food 
containing cornmeal (the grit size is powder like, finely grounded or very small particles). The 
result was a generation time of our Drosophila cultures which lasts more than three weeks. Is 
there any knowledge about the ability of Drosophila larvae to digest incorporated cornmeal 
(grit size described above) and not only the soluble ingredients of cornmeal? Does anybody 
else observed such a phenomenon? I am looking forward to any comment or suggestion.

Best regards,

Dr. Olaf Vef
Institute for Genetics
Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 32
D-55128 Mainz
email: ovef from mail.uni-mainz.de
Tel.:  049-(0)6131-3925347
Fax:   049-(0)6131-3925845

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