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These DIY recipes work best with cultures kept at temperatures of 18-24C, as fermentation is required to raise fruit flies quickly and prevent mold. These recipes make enough food medium for multiple cultures depending on the size of your container. Feel free to try these recipes and make personal adjustments to your needs at home.Note: Made some changes to simplify recipes in early April 2022. We hope this helps! Banana and Oat Base This recipe matures flies a bit slower than typical, but lasts longer.Ingredients: Half a banana (ripe-overripe is best) 1 tablespoon of sugar Oat bran  Active baker’s yeast...

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In captivity, drosophila melanogaster is commonly used for studies in labs due to their short lifespan, ease of breeding and genetic selection. Due to this, vestigial wing (small reduced wing) varieties exist. This has made it easier to handle these flies, both for scientists and hobbyists!

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