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This is a discussion on Fly breeding within the Flies/Fly Maggots forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; i was wondering if i've heard all the good things about maggots then why are there almost no theads about ...

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i was wondering if i've heard all the good things about maggots then why are there almost no theads about breeding them? oh, well i've got my own way to do it and here it is!

step1 mix a spoonful of quickgrits with two or three spoonfuls of quickoats in a jar
step2 add milk till it is wet and drain all extra milk
step3 add a cotten ball soak in water
step4 add adult flies
step5 wait



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Interesting. I haven't heard this method before. Have you actually tried this? Any problems with mold?



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i'm doing it at the moment, and i have to say blue bottle flies are doing the best and i think reason it doesn't mold is because bacteria get to it first because of the milk (and lactic acid helps too i think), also i based it off of something in a biology book.



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Nice work, I,m try it to. What container should I use.

Ps. Nice Quote!



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a simple jar will work, and the cotton ball i've found collects the maggots, so you use that to harvest them, then you replace it with one soaked in milk



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