We started thinking about a device to help in fly tippin, as we are Dosophila researchers and we spend a lot of time doing this laborious task
We joint a team of engineers and came up with a simple, yet ingenious device that allows fast transfer of flies to fresh media.
This new way of tipping your flies allows you to tip 10 vials in seconds. It is too cotton free, what saves lots of money.
We started thinking about a device for helping in fly tipping as we are Drosophila researchers that spend a lot of time doing this laborious task. We joint with a team of engineers and came up with a simple plastic device that allows fast transfer of flies to fresh media. Now we can tip 10 vials in the time that it takes to tip 1.
Drosoflipper consist in a device where the vials with the
flies remain always attached. It is cotton free, what saves
lots of money and produces less residues. There is a fabric
filter at the top of teach vial, with holes of only 30µm, 10
times smaller than larvae and mites. The filter can be used
for a long period, three months for lifespan for example. It
is reusable, and you only have to clean it with water and a
soft brush. You can even use a dishwasher.
Using Drosoflipper is simple. Just add vials with fresh food to the upper slot of Drosoflipper, make sure they click when you put them in. Be ready with the bypass, tap the Drosoflipper down to get the flies to the bottom of the vials. Slide the bypass through, pushing the filter out, and flip the Drosoflipper. Now your flies will fall to the fresh food and you can slide the filter back in, pushing out the bypass. Remove the old vials, and you are done.
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Thanks to Metalgar S.L. Drosoflipper could be seen at Düsseldor “Medica” fair.