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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Fruit fly culture media nutrition

I'm a member of a forum that focuses on dart frogs, but that community seems to be fairly set in their ways when it comes to this.

My idea is that the nutritional value of our fruit fly culture media can affect the health of our frogs. Most fruit fly culture media is made from potato flakes or powder, sugar, brewers yeast, and maybe some cinnamon and methyl paraben (a fungus inhibitor).

Maybe I'm being too concerned here, but in my mind, what we feed the flies should be as nutritious as possible so that nutrition is passed along to the frogs.

While we coat the flies with vitamin powder, the best source of vitamins are always from food. If the food the flies eat is packed with nutrition, then the flies will be packed with nutrition.

Does that make sense to anyone else?

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