Drosophila Resource Facility

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The Drosophila Resource Facility provides labs with the media necessary for Drosophila research. Three types of media are made including Low Yeast Brown Food, High Yeast Brown Food, and Yellow Food. 

Food Preparation Schedule:

 

Recipe

Available Conatiners

Monday

Low Yeast Brown Food

Narrow Vials/Bottles

Tuesday

Yellow Food

Narrow Vials/Bottle

Wednesday

Low Yeast Brown Food

Narrow Vials/Wide Vials/Bottles

Thursday

High Yeast Brown Food

Narrow Vials/Wide Vials/Bottles

 Note: Wide vials are shipped unplugged only. They are sealed in film and cotton balls or “Flugs” (your choice) will be sent with them when needed

Recipes:


Low Yeast Brown Food 

6.5 g/L Agar; 23.5 g/L Yeast; 60 g/L Cornmeal; 60 ml/L Molasses; 4ml/L Acid Mix; 0.13% Tegosept

Yellow Food

7.2 g/L Agar; 25 g/L Yeast; 47 g/L Cornmeal; 100 g/L Dextrose; 0.22% Tegosept

High Yeast Brown Food

6.5 g/L Agar; 63 g/L Yeast; 60 g/L Cornmeal; 60 ml/L Molasses; 4 ml/L Acid Mix; 0.13% TegosepNotes: Dextrose is used as the sugar source in the Yellow Food formulation rather than molasses. Labs conducting behavioral studies frequently use the Yellow Food formulation. Also, the Yellow Food formulation tends to be drier than the Brown. The High Yeast formulation has ~2.5X the amount of yeast as compared with the Low Yeast formulation.

 
Notes: Dextrose is used as the sugar source in the Yellow Food formulation rather than molasses. Labs conducting behavioral studies frequently use the Yellow Food formulation. Also, the Yellow Food formulation tends to be drier than the Brown. The High Yeast formulation has ~2.5X the amount of yeast as compared with the Low Yeast formulation.

  New Prices Effective July 1,2017

 

Price (Internal)

Price (External)

Narrow Vials with food (tray of 100 vials)

$18.50/tray

$25.00/tray

Wide Vials with food (tray of 100 vials)

$23.25/tray

$31.75/tray

Bottles with food (tray of 25 bottles)

$16.50/tray

$22.25/tray

Narrow Vials (unplugged and sealed)

$15.50/tray

$21.00/tray

Narrow Vials (empty)

$10.00/tray

                        $13.75/tray

Wide Vials (empty)

$16.50/tray

 $22.25/tray

Bottles (empty)

$8.50/tray

 $11.50/tray

Trays

$1.25 each

 $1.75/tray

Plugs for narrow vials

$53.50/case

 $72.75/case

Plugs for wide vials

$53.50/case

$72.75/case


 Holiday Scheduling:

The Drosophila Resource Facility is closed on all UMass holidays. In the event of a closing, the schedule will be pushed back. For example, if a holiday occurs on a Monday: Monday’s Low Yeast Brown Food will be prepared Tuesday, Tuesday’s Yellow Food will be prepared on Wednesday, Wednesday’s Low Yeast Brown Food will be prepared on Thursday, and Thursday’s High Yeast Food will be prepared on Friday. (Depending on demand, high yeast food may not be prepared during short weeks.)

***** IMPORTANT*****

Please submit your order by 3PM the day before it is schedule to be prepared. Monday orders must be submitted by 3PM on Friday. All orders should be sent to: FlyMediaCore@umassmed.edu 
Drosophila Resource Phone: 508-856-3104
Room S5-326

Director: Dr. Andreas Bergmann
  Andreas.bergmann@umassmed.edu 

Manager: Jessica Shea
  Jessica.shea@umassmed.edu

 

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