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Friday, November 18, 2011

For A Larger Size Fruit Flies Use Pisang Nangka (Banana) As Your Bait !!!

Today I received an email from one of my blog reader asking about where to buy or get those fruit flies seeds.

Hi Pak Harry

Where to get fruit fly seeds?
Prize? etc

Please advise 


This guy must be a beginner and most probably wanted to learn more on how to start his insect barn project.

He is not the only one who are looking at this direction.  There were at least 3-4 more people who contacted me to learn more about insect generating system,.

My answer to him was to search the answer in my blog.

I used to create those insects using those insect generating powder.  However it was too expansive. After getting more into it I switched to using those riped pineapples (fruits).

My opinion is that using those ripe pineapples is the cheapest and the easiest.

All you need to do is to collect from those ripe fruit from those sellers from a  wet market for 50 cent or lower each (over riped please). Try with 5 pineapples.

Usually over riped pineapples are thrown away into those waste bins. Maybe you can get free of charged.

Cut them into small pieces (1 inch ring) and put them into one tray or container. Put some water to wet the cut pineapples. Make sure the water does not sink the cut pineapples.

Get a packet of yeast and sprinkle on it. Yeast is commonly used in break making.  A packet is about 1 ringgit.

Put the prepared tray in your yard or a barn outside your BH or your own house.  Make sure it is covered from those rain water.

Once done try to inspect the tray on a regular basis.

You will be surprised what will happen within one day.  

You will see lots of fruit flies coming all over the place to have a sip of those pineapple juices.

They will come to eat the pineapple juice (pineapple wine) and at the same time will lay some hundred eggs on the pineapple.

Once those eggs are laid, it will be turned into maggots and will gorge itself until they are about 12 days old.

Once fat enough they will start to climb the wall of the container to find a place to transform into pupa.

These pupa will be where the insect will be hatched.

Once transformed a new set of fruit flies will be ready for you to provide a new set of pineapple juice to multiply.

If you wanted to start a grand scale insect generating barn you might want to select a larger sized fruit flies.

My suggestion is to use Pisang Nangka (banana) as your bait.

It seems that pisang nangka have a special smell that will attract many large sized fruit flies to be your host.

Try and see if I am right.

Please write to me to inform about this new finding about getting larger sized fruit flies specie.

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If you wish to learn on the proper technique to prepare the insect food to be used inside your insect barn please write to me.

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