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    Query on getting wingless fruitflies

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    Hi bros & sis

    Anyone knows how to get a culture of the above?

    regards

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    If you're interested i've got mini mealworms small enough to feed, feeder frogs.

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    Actually, I'm interested in the wingless fruitflies culture too. Seems like barbs and rasboras like these surface foods too!

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    I've been trying to find wingless insects for some time also... Even wingless or pinhead crickets are darn difficult to find!
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    crickets you can breed your own its quite easy..but it takes dedication which is what most of us cannot afford.

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    i will try to get some wingless fruit flies soon

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    zhiz22, are you able to secure some?

    Ranma... I would imagine that... with the trouble and problems with just keeping my fish... Hmm...
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    I'm crypt collecting... Starting cheap, now have Cryptocoryne beckettii, C.beckettii var petchii, C.crispatula var.balansae, C.griffithii(Melted! ), C.nurii, C.parva, C.pygmaea(Melted! ), C.tonkinensis(Melted! ), C.walkeri, C.wendtii 'Brown', C.wendtii 'Green', C.wendtii 'Green Gecko', C.wendtii 'Tropica' and Cryptocoryne x willisii

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justikanz
    zhiz22, are you able to secure some?

    Ranma... I would imagine that... with the trouble and problems with just keeping my fish... Hmm...

    i got handy vials of flying ones if you are keen now

    haha

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    Oh, no, no... No flying insects...

    My frog tank is in my room...
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    I'm crypt collecting... Starting cheap, now have Cryptocoryne beckettii, C.beckettii var petchii, C.crispatula var.balansae, C.griffithii(Melted! ), C.nurii, C.parva, C.pygmaea(Melted! ), C.tonkinensis(Melted! ), C.walkeri, C.wendtii 'Brown', C.wendtii 'Green', C.wendtii 'Green Gecko', C.wendtii 'Tropica' and Cryptocoryne x willisii

    Oh, juggling is hard work, man!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justikanz
    Oh, no, no... No flying insects...

    My frog tank is in my room...
    put in freezer, knock them out in a few minutes and feed

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    Oh no... One-eye eats only living and moving stuff...
    Read me! :bigsmile: http://justikanz.blogspot.com/

    I'm crypt collecting... Starting cheap, now have Cryptocoryne beckettii, C.beckettii var petchii, C.crispatula var.balansae, C.griffithii(Melted! ), C.nurii, C.parva, C.pygmaea(Melted! ), C.tonkinensis(Melted! ), C.walkeri, C.wendtii 'Brown', C.wendtii 'Green', C.wendtii 'Green Gecko', C.wendtii 'Tropica' and Cryptocoryne x willisii

    Oh, juggling is hard work, man!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justikanz
    Oh no... One-eye eats only living and moving stuff...

    if you knock out the flies for a couple of minute, they come to life very quickly again in a while. haha....

    i will try to get wingless ones.

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    knock them out and cut all their wings... i doubt they can fly anymore in that state

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    They are so tiny. It will take a long time to cut off their wings.

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    thats what we do when we caught flys in my camp.... we use those flys to feed our spider...
    Last edited by Justikanz; 31st Jul 2006 at 22:07.

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    i got something better than wingless fruit flies, i got mini wings fruit flies. they cant really fly, just hop a little. perhaps more intriguing to their predator. will start to mass produce them if possible. wish me luck.

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    I used to have many cultures of wingless fruitfries. But they were not in demand so I stop cultivating them.. Sigh.. and guess what? It was a lady who sold me the culture... and YES.. she lost it too. Another sigh!

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    Its because of the weather here that is why the wingless developed those wings.. don't ask me why but there is a thread discussed before either here or our companion Petfrd.com. Anyway i could easily get Pinheads if you guys are interested. Everyweek at least once i will get hold of them. Let me know if i can help.
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    erm wingless fruit flies are result of genetic mutation, thats why. they are used as tools for students to learn more about genetics

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    Most of the time the cultures of these Drosophila species are found in laboratories as experimental specimens, but since zhiz22 here has them, it'll be easy to handle. They're easy to feed. A piece of banana every now and then is good, but the culture needs to be subcultured on a regular basis otherwise it too will crash like most other live food cultures.

    They are meant primarily for surface feeding fish so don't expect Corys to feed on these. Good for Boraras and Danios though.
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