Poll - Plastic Culture Cup use / re-use ?

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What do you do with your old Fruit Fly ( or other feeder insect) culture cups ?

Throw away after 1 single use
22
29%
Reuse for a few more times, then discard
13
17%
Use and reuse for YEARS
41
54%
 
Total votes: 76

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Re: Poll - Plastic Culture Cup use / re-use ?

Postby Philsuma » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:35 pm

The old thirty day dried hockey pucks don't smell at all. Now if they were a freshly 'cooking' hydei culture full of brown gravy, then yes. Gross.

Some people have high tolerances I guess. I was over at Craig's frogroom making vivs the other day and we both had a few flies in our beer glasses. I drank em down like I always do.

Meh. Nothing compared to baby diapers, Indian food or both of those at the same time.

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Re: Poll - Plastic Culture Cup use / re-use ?

Postby BcsTx » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:07 pm

I reused my containers for 4 years then hubby put his foot down, even freezing them or drying them still yuk in the sink, when you make 35 cultures a month can be daunting. I am reusing my lids, easy bleach water soak and dry.
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Re: Poll - Plastic Culture Cup use / re-use ?

Postby DianeCarter » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:22 pm

Phil posted something a few years ago, to the effect of, do they really need to be clean? That made sense to me, of course they don't need to be sparkling, I am going to put bugs in them!!
So I get the "hockey puck" out, rinse with super hot water once or twice, and if there's a bit of debris in the bottom, who cares?
My cultures are working out just as well as when I used to have super clean, pristine cups. The flies really don't care!
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Re: Poll - Plastic Culture Cup use / re-use ?

Postby Philsuma » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:31 pm

Re-use Fruit Fly culture containers folks! Especially the fabri-cote lids!

I have some that are over 11 years old and washed MANY times!


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