I cannot believe that it is already July! Today’s post will highlight the different types of fruit fly containers so you can figure out which one will be best for you. Last friday’s post was on types of fruit flies, check it out HERE if you missed it!
I will start with the most popular type:
Plastic Insect Cup w/ vented lid:
-Relatively cheap (~$0.50 each without quantity discounts)
-Easy to tap out flies while feeding
-Eventually plastic will break-down / get scuzzy
-No two plastics are the same. Need to invest in thicker plastic cups to last longer
-high upfront cost, but it is an investment
-easy to clean & sanitize
Re-used bottles (water, soda & pasta)
(I would recommend adding some excelsior to this in lieu of the single paper)
-cheapest solution – as you most likely already have these in your recycling
-easiest clean-up (toss after each use)
-hardest to dispense flies – dispensing causes pupea to fall out as well or even worse media
Stay tuned for my next post in the series about fruit flies where I will share some tips from the pros on how they culture flies.
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