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Old 10-19-2006, 11:17 AM   #6
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Re: fruit flies?!

I don't hate fruit flies since I actually grow them inthe lab I work in. What we do to catch fruit flies that escape from the growing cages, is the same as described by prev. post. Take a jar (I usually pull one out of the recycling bin) and fill with an inch or two of Apple juice (Apple vinegar will also work it is the smell that attracts them). Make a paper funnel and place in mouth of bottle. The flies are attracted to the smell will crawl down the paper and will not be able to get out. ALso look for eggs. The eggs are visible will be tiny white -pale yellow. They usually lay eggs near the food source often laying eggs as they eat. Hope this helps.

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