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Old 17-01-2008, 07:42 AM
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i have a few tiny slings to feed and i was wondering if there is and easy way to catch individual flies/micro crix etc rather than using tweezers?

if i use my fingers the whole tub escapes lol...am i missing some way thats totally obvious?
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Old 17-01-2008, 09:34 AM
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Chill them in the fridge so they are still, and use a little bottle lid to decant what you want. You need to be fairly swift as they come to quite quickly.
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ahh thankyou...i'll try that
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ummmm! I was having the same problem! Just left the wife to it in the end, seemed like the easiest option!
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ummmm! I was having the same problem! Just left the wife to it in the end, seemed like the easiest option!
Haha brilliant.

best post Ive read today.

But yer the fridge is the best way.
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Old 17-01-2008, 04:16 PM
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Never thought of fridging my missus, does it make them easier to get from one place to another as well?
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hahaha... it seems us women are the only ones with enough patience to do this
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Hmmm... will have to try that with my fruit flies when it's time to feed the mourning geckos At the moment, they're munching on crix, buffalo worms and baby food... still waiting for the flies to emerge...
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Old 19-01-2008, 09:51 AM
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For little lizards and mantis i make up smaller cultures using little specimen tubes. That way the whole culture can stay in the tub just put a mesh with fairly large holes over the lid so they can emerge. Stops the hassle of my missus moaning about those Bl ...y flies.Do you buy culture medium or make your own? Oh nothing to do with flies but whats this private messaging malarky?
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Old 19-01-2008, 10:14 AM
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Forgot about this.Vermin if you are reading this ever thoguht of trying cow pea weevils for you little ones instead of fruit fly?.Dead easy to culture, no smell and they crawl not fly.
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