Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

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Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

I make my own
31
52%
I buy pre-made
29
48%
 
Total votes: 60

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Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby Philsuma » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:22 pm

Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby Rusty_Shackleford » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:27 pm

I make my own media. I use Julio's recipie. Seems to work ok for me. I get my potato flakes from GFS (Gordon Food Service) Great store!! I get a 5lb 5oz jug of instant potatos for $9.99. I think it's a good price. It ends up making about 20 cups of media. Which is quite a lot.
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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby DKOOISTRA » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:13 pm

I have been EXTREMELY happy with the Repashy mix. Awesome stuff.
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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby frogfreak » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:41 am

I use pre-made now. It's just one less thing to do and allows me more time with the frogs. I use Repashy as well and am very pleased with it.
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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby eos » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:45 am

I do both... Depends on my mood at the time that my current media is running low. I'm using pre-made at the moment... and although it's easy and convenient, I like how my homemade smells better.
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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby jeffr » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:32 pm

I make my own.

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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby Philsuma » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:43 am

I make my own media and store it in a large tub. Buying bulk and making your own will save you @ 40-50% off all costs.

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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby Rusty_Shackleford » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:08 pm

I've found not only is there a significant cost savings making your own media, but I use less as well saving even more money. When I used pre made media I would use 2/3 of a cup per culture, with my own media I only use 3/8 of a cup. It makes the same amount of media but saves me a lot of money.
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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby JBear » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:11 pm

I use Josh's Frogs Media. I have never used homemade before, and my small collection does not have me constantly in need of new cultures. So, in the end, I stick with what I have always done. I would like to start doing homemade and store it in bulk, but I never seem to get around to it.

Jon, call, text, or PM me your recipe mix! Thanks!

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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby ChrisK » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:57 pm

Power mix all the way

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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby Philsuma » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:42 pm

Dead even split..almost.

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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby Chuck Lawson » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:04 pm

I've used Josh's, and I'm currently using Superfly. Haven't made my own thus far.

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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby RanaVenenosa » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:57 pm

started mixing superfly into Joshs. When I am out of Joshs, going back to homemade w small% of Super. Superfly is too explosive and burns out fast. Great if you are short on FFs, but hard to manage. It also dries up faster (for me anyway). With home made I got from Casper (local) i was getting prod to cont after 6 weeks and no mites.
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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby jellyman » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:14 am

I'm not sure how to vote??? I currently buy a premade mix and add some stuff to it. I think what i add to it adds nutrition and helps it retain it's moisture longer.

Someone should start a recipe thread!!
Found one: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=802&p=39656&hilit=fly+recipe#p39656

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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby Ghostvivs » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:47 am

I use both, homemade and superfly. The superfly seems to produce faster and die off faster. If i add more superfly then what the instructions call for, they last longer but get overrun with mites.

The homemade takes a few more days to pop but it produces for 5 to 6 weeks with no mites. :mrgreen:
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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby Philsuma » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:03 pm

and there's always....buy bulk ready made and then 'cut it' with local ingredients to make it last a lot longer.

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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby Philsuma » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:24 pm

Neck and Neck....

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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby bobbyloupish55 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:46 pm

DKOOISTRA wrote:I have been EXTREMELY happy with the Repashy mix. Awesome stuff.
Derek



I was extremely skeptical of the product, but managed to get a free sample when he first launched it and have been using it since

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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby XxExoticPsychExX » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:50 pm

I can't vote off tapatalk! D:

I was doing my own mix at first, but the Neherp stuff was producing more flies for a longer period of time, so I've stuck to that. I'll be trying a mix of both that and my homemade stuff and see what the results are. I'm trying not to become too dependent on the pre-made mix.

I only have melanogasters by the way.

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Re: Poll - Make your own FF media or buy pre-made ?

Postby oddlot » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:44 pm

I make my own.When you make alot of cultures it definitely cost quite abit less and as Riko stated I prefer the smell of mine also.That and production is good so why mess with it.I keep my cultures longer than most people do and have never had a mite problem.If it's producing I keep and feed them off usually until the culture is dried out.


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