Fruit Flys

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Antmanboy
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Fruit Flys

Post: # 71861Post Antmanboy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:37 pm

Do any of you guys know how to catch fruit Flys I have a year old carpenter ant colony that I bought through the gan project and I'm worrying that my mealworms won't be big enough thanks in advance
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Haze809
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Re: Fruit Flys

Post: # 71864Post Haze809
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:13 pm

Buy fruits, let em rot in your kitchen, enjoy your fruit fly infestation haha

Talking by experience.. has had it happen to me a couple of times.

Antmanboy
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Re: Fruit Flys

Post: # 71865Post Antmanboy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:14 pm

How do you catch them though ?
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Haze809
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Re: Fruit Flys

Post: # 71867Post Haze809
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:17 pm

Maybe get one of those electric rackets that you wave around to electrocute them? They should drop on the floor after.

I was joking though, I'm 100% sure you don't want a bunch of fruit flies at home..

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Re: Fruit Flys

Post: # 71868Post Antmanboy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:21 pm

Ok well thanks anyway
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DidkaM
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Re: Fruit Flys

Post: # 72547Post DidkaM
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:06 am

Hi,
You can use an empty jar or a bottle, add few pieces of fruit and you can also get a little of dry yeast (the one used to make bread) dissolved in water and add few drops along with the fruits. Then make a paper funnel with a small opening at the end. Place the funnel in the jar. You have a fruit flies trap!

Antmanboy
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Re: Fruit Flys

Post: # 72548Post Antmanboy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:14 am

Wow thank you
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Alaydia
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Re: Fruit Flys

Post: # 72904Post Alaydia
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:32 am

DidkaM wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:06 am
Hi,
You can use an empty jar or a bottle, add few pieces of fruit and you can also get a little of dry yeast (the one used to make bread) dissolved in water and add few drops along with the fruits. Then make a paper funnel with a small opening at the end. Place the funnel in the jar. You have a fruit flies trap!
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Antmanboy
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Re: Fruit Flys

Post: # 72905Post Antmanboy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:57 am

I'm pretty sure fruit Flys are almost 100 percent safe AntsCanada said they're safe and many people use them as well
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Re: Fruit Flys

Post: # 73052Post Hawkeye
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:49 am

Antmanboy wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:37 pm
Do any of you guys know how to catch fruit Flys I have a year old carpenter ant colony that I bought through the gan project and I'm worrying that my mealworms won't be big enough thanks in advance
Fruitflies are a lot smaller than mealworms so you'd need quite a lot of them. Your local pet store can probably set you up with some flightless fruitflies, which you can then breed at home so you have a steady supply of them.

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