Drosophila Media Core Facility

The fly food kitchen has been successfully modernized and food production streamlined.

An electric mixer for more uniform stirring as well as a thermocouple thermometer to monitor food temperature have been installed in the food kettle. Disposable plastic vials and bottles are universally used by all labs with no increase in food cost. A robotic food dispenser is now used in the facility and has greatly improved the task of measuring and dispensing the food. Agar plates are routinely made using an automatic pipetting machine to dispense. The plates are stored in a coldbox that has been installed in the 15°C environmental room 119 on the first floor of Moffett. Both Drosophila food and agar plates are continually available on a sign out basis from this location.

Plastic Vials100/rack
Plastic Bottles16/rack
Plastic bottleseach
Apple Juice plateseach
Apple Juice Trays175 ml each
L AGAR Plateseach
AMP Plateseach
Empty vialscase
Empty vials100
Empty bottleseach
Rayon/cotton balls1000/bag

Michael C. Fredericks
Guyot Hall – B2
Fax 609-258-5323
[email protected]

Gordon Gray
Moffett Laboratory – 072
[email protected]