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 Small Scale Indoor Breeding 
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Post Re: Small Scale Indoor Breeding
For interest, here are those 20 Watt CFL's in action :D


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Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:08 am
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Post Re: Small Scale Indoor Breeding
Looking successful. Do you have a separate chamber where you let the eggs hatch?


Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:03 am
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Post Re: Small Scale Indoor Breeding
??... Once you've got eggs, you can incubate them anywhere you like.


Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:43 am
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Post Re: Small Scale Indoor Breeding
PeteB wrote:
For interest, here are those 20 Watt CFL's in action :D

Looking good Pete...
So far i still have no eggs +-4 hrs per day direct sunlight?????????????????
Must be something else i did wrong.
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:31 am
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Post Re: Small Scale Indoor Breeding
I recently finished getting this new breeding box set up and introducing newly hatched flies. The tub inside contains an active colony of larvae to create the attractant and the egg trap is suspended above it. Underneath the pot is a heating device. There is also a heat mat under the larvae tub. The fluorescent tube fixture contains #4 T5 lights with a K value of 6500 and a lumen value of 8000. The other light was introduced today. It is an LED with a K value of 6500 and a lumen value of 2300.
So far there has been no mating that I've observed and no egg depositing. Are there any changed anyone here would recommend? I am open to all ideas.
Thanks!


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Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:52 pm
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Update:
So I decided to take the tub out of the breeding chamber and instead place this jar with a neat roll of cardboard in it suspended over wet coffee grounds on the heat mat and covered it with a plastic garden pot.
today, when I went to check on them after work, I found two flies matting on the heat mat. I almost lost hope with these light and was getting ready to change them out for something else. Depending on whether or not I continue to see such result I may perhaps do so in the future. For now I will give them another chance and work on getting them to deposit in the proper place.


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