Nutri-fly® Key Features
Save Time & Effort
Never hassle with weighing out multiple ingredients or managing inventory. Simply weigh out the Nutri-fly powder and add water to cook for easy, simple, and quick media preparation.
Nutri-fly is used as the main food for fly cultures by several major Drosophila media prep facilities worldwide, both large and small. Researchers and kitchens alike benefit from Nutri-fly.
2 Year Shelf Life
Nutri-fly has a robust 2 year shelf life when stored properly, so you can stock your kitchen with confidence for an extended period of time without having to worry about expiration dates.
Not More Expensive
Refreshingly, Nutri-fly is not more expensive than sourcing ingredients separately, especially considering excess ingredient waste in the form of overages and time spent on managing inventory for multiple ingredients.
Nutri-fly is available in both single-use packets and Superbulk® “best value” bulk format to suit any requirements. Nutri-fly is also available in the several formulations to meet the needs of any Drosophila kitchen or lab.
Each batch of Nutri-fly is tested for consistency using our proprietary food testing procedures. Each of these tests guarantee consistent and high quality food every single time and the correct ingredient composition.
The same exact recipe and ingredient composition that is used by the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center. For consistency, most ingredients come from the manufacturers stated on the Stock Center’s website here.
– Yellow Cornmeal
– Corn Syrup Solids
– Inactive Nutritional Yeast
– Drosophila Agar, Gelidium
– Soy Flour
This high-nutrient recipe is ideal for weak Drosophila strains. It is based on the Bloomington Stock Center Semi-Defined Medium recipe here.
– Brewer’s Yeast
– Yeast Extract
– Drosophila Agar, Gelidium
– MgSO4 x 6H2O
– CaCl2 x 2H2O
Nutri-Fly® Grape Agar Powder Premix Packets
Our Nutri-fly Grape Agar Premix Powder contains all necessary ingredients to make your Drosophila embryo collection plates. Make perfect plates, every time!
Ingredients: Concord Grape Crystals, Sucrose, Agar, Tegosept
Never go grape juice shopping again! Convenience is unmatched with every ingredient included in one single packet
We rigorously test multiple batches from every single lot to ensure your plates come out perfect each and every time
High Quality Ingredients
We use high quality extract from concord grapes and top grade agar to ensure your flies lay the most egg beds
Quick & Simple
Grape agar packets are super easy and quick to make. Simply add water and make in the microwave, autoclave or on a hot plate
Nutri-Fly® Drosophila Agar
Our technical grade Drosophila agar (USP) is a staple ingredient in fly food. 100 mesh particle size. Lot-to-lot quality control processes assure consistency in your fly food
Gel Strength Coefficient
Agar gel strength can vary from lot to lot. Since the gel strength is noted on the label of all Nutri-Fly Drosophila agar, we strongly suggest that Drosophila media facilities seize the opportunity to use this information to ensure consistency in gelification of fly food. To do so, one must first “normalize” the food by noting the gel strength of an ideal batch. Then, use the following formula to account for varying gel strength to calculate the exact amount of agar you want to use in subsequent preparation:
Individual Fly Food Ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar
Many Drosophila labs regard Apple Cider Vinegar as the best attractant for flytraps. This vinegar is distilled from grain with natural apple flavoring.
Corn Syrup Solids
Corn syrup solid is an ideal substitute for liquid corn syrup. Compare to Karo used in Indiana University, Bloomington Drospohila Stock Center medium.
is a nutritive sweetner
ideal for Drosophila media.
Dextrose is produced
from corn starch.
Our malt extracts enhance the sweetness of your media and are subject to stringent quality control procedures to ensure high quality product.
Powder Molasses contains nothing artificial, and is ideal for use in liquid and dry conventional food applications. Suggested Use: 90 grams per 1 liter batch.
Dextrose monohydrate is a nutritive sweetner ideal for Drosophila media. Dextrose is produced from corn starch and is available as a crystalline powder.
This food grade sucrose is white in color and has a sucrose content of not less than 99.85%. This is a granulated sugar ideal for Drosophila Media.
Apex Tegosept is widely used
as a fly food preservative.
Odorless and non-toxic, Tegosept
acts against a broad spectrum
Droso-Filler™ Fly Food Dispenser
The Droso-Filler media dispenser is available exclusively through Genesee Scientific. Simply fill the trough with your Drosophila media of choice and pour tray after tray as quickly as possible! Made from food-grade stainless steel with a Teflon sliding plate.
Droso-Filler is a trademark of FlyTabs Inc
Fill a full tray of 100 vials or a full tray of 25 bottles all at once! Never fill up an individual vessel by hand again
5 Year Warranty
Backed by a 5 year warranty
and a 90 day full refund
return policy so your satisfaction
3 Size Options
Available in 3 sizes to fill either a full tray of 100 narrow vials, 100 wide vials, or 25 square bottom bottles at a time
Upgrade Your Old Filler
We sell replacement O-rings, springs and Teflon slider plates. Replace those parts and your filler is like new again!