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how to synchronize flies

Postby Gary12 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:01 pm

Hi,
I want to do a lifespan assay with wt Drosophila and was wondering if there was any way to synchronize the culture. So when I add 6 males/6 females to a culture vial the females will lay eggs, but the hatching of adults is not uniform. Now if I had a big enough culture I could clear the culture of adults on day 1, and then harvest all new adults on day 2, but I am working with small cultures for now. Is there anyway to synchronize a small culture?
Thanks,
Gary
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