Re: NANFA-L-- Mealworms as fish food?, also fruitflies

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sat, 01 Jan 2005 18:26:40 -0500

Speaking of wingless fruitflies, I noticed that a local PetSmart sells a
small kit to raise your own wingless fruitflies. These are easy to raise in
general, all they need for food is molasses-soaked corn meal in a small tube
with cotton-in-one end and away you go. I'm able to salvage the genetics lab
leftovers every semester so I let others do the work...

Factoid: the genus name for most fruitflies, Drosophila, means "lover of the
dew" in ancient Greek because in nature newly metamorphosed pupae emerge
from the chrysalis-in-dawn when dew is heaviest.

--Bruce Stallsmith
today it's balmy along the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Wallace Bilingham" <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Mealworms as fish food?
>Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2005 20:44:05 +0000
>If you want to rasie some cheap and great fish food, the wingless fruit
>flies can't be beat. Great for killies and other smaller fish.

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