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Laurie

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I found a dead fruit fly floating in the solution in my airlock. Does anyone know if I should be worried?:?
 

Tall Grass

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I wouldn't be worried.. sounds like the airlock did its job :D Just empty it out and put some new sanitizer in (or vodka, whatever you use.)
 

Laurie

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Thanks for the response. I won't worry then. Would hate to loose all that beautiful cherry wine:)
 

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Thanks for the response. I won't worry then. Would hate to loose all that beautiful cherry wine:)
"MUST" be a good wine to attract them... LOL
relax and have a glass or 2 or 3 . . . :d
 

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You should only be worried about the fact that there is a fruit fly around. Where there is one there might be more......

If you spot more, make a fruit fly trap.
Fill a wine-bottle with a bit of wine, add some soap
and just let it stand next to your carboys.

Fruitflies will fly in and drink the wine and get killed by the
soap. Or just drown in the wine.

Each year I trap many with this setup.
Here you can find it with pics:

http://wijnmaker.blogspot.com/2009/08/fruitvliegjesval-fruitfly-trap.html

Luc
 

Wade E

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I agree as you are fine and the airlock did ones of many of its jobs!
 

Tom

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LUC,
Now that sounds like a cool "trap"
At least they died HAPPY ! :D
 

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There are some fruit flies here in Fl. that will start a full fledge panic amongst the county officials.
Was only six or eight years ago they were using helicopters and old DC3's to spray malathion all over the county because of the mediterrinian fruit fly.
 
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