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Fruit Fly Media Recipe

  1. Add 37g brewers yeast, 3g commercial mold inhibitor (100% methylparaben works well), and 35g of agar to enough 95% ethanol to make a slurry. The majority of the ethanol will boil off during the next steps in the procedure.
  2. Make a slurry of the corn meal with distilled water
  3. Add the solutions from step 1 and 2 to 1.9 liters of distilled water
  4. Add 200ml of unsulfured molassas to the solution from step 3
  5. Place on stirring and heat to boiling
  6. Dispense 50ml aliquots into 500ml wide mouth bottles
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