Philsuma wrote:got a PM on this and I'm hoping that it's ok to answer this in a thread, so that everyone can help out or learn.
"okay so the article states:Make new CXs (cultures) once a week when the newest flies emerge. (Use these flies). Then it states, "New cultures should be made from more than one boom from separate cultures. Try to take flies from at least three different booming cultures, and make separate NEW cultures from these - thus maximizing your chances of success with the new culture and production."
Do I use the newest flies or takes flies from three different booming cultures? What flies do you use to seed your cultures ?
I took a airtight sterilite bin, filled it almost full with water, and stick a fish tank heater in it. That way, I can place my cultures on top of the heated bin, thus giving me a warm culture. I put the heater at 75 degrees temp. So my culture is nice and warm.
Than, I place fresh mite paper on top of the lid, before I place the culture. After the culture is nicely place, not touching each other of course, I get another sterilite bin, remove the lid, and place that over all the cultures. Its like a dome covering the cultures. That way, the cultures is always nice and moist, due to the humidity.
I just can never get the culture to last more than the initial hatching.
If you can help that would be great. I am using josh media with new cups and vented lids everytime.
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