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banana flies and sprouts
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: February 18, 2008 11:15AM

I have been having problems with my sprouts getting attaced by banana flies. Have any of you experience with that and what to do about it ? I use sprout bags.
I have been thinking about sprouting in the fridge but since most sprouts need a bit of warm it is not posible. What to do ? Im so sad that I loss my beautiful sprouts to a colony of flies :-(

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Re: banana flies and sprouts
Posted by: VeganLife ()
Date: March 13, 2008 09:38AM

What is a banana fly???

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Re: banana flies and sprouts
Posted by: rawnoggin ()
Date: March 16, 2008 01:56PM

It's like a banana, with wings and six legs.

Just kidding :-)

Have you considered using a sprouting (glass) jar with the hard screw-on lid with the tiny holes in it? They seem pretty tough, IMO.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/16/2008 01:56PM by rawnoggin.

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Re: banana flies and sprouts
Posted by: davidzanemason ()
Date: March 16, 2008 05:04PM

Right. You CAN take precautions. Try sprouting in the bathroom - or some other area away from food prep. Rinse more frequently. Cover your sprout jar or whatever with a fine mesh (which you can get at Walmart or anywhere). Should work fine.

-David Z. Mason

WWW.RawFoodFarm.com

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Re: banana flies and sprouts
Posted by: mira ()
Date: March 16, 2008 07:20PM

you can add a couple of drops of apple cider vinegar when you rinse them... I do that, and it keeps mold away

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Re: banana flies and sprouts
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 21, 2008 06:40PM

Bananas with wings LOL :-)

Sorry english is not my native language. I gues you call them fruit flyes ?

I have been using sprouting bags, but the flyes absoulutely loves my sprouts (they are delisious I know but.... ;-) I just cant eat them thinking they might have layed eggs in there.

They can get through really small holes, so I cant figure out what to do. If I move the sprouts to another room they just move too ;-)

Well it has been a while since I tried to sprout, so maby I should take advandage that there is no fruit flyes around at the moment :-)

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Re: banana flies and sprouts
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: August 15, 2010 01:54AM

VeganAngel, you could try spraying the bag with a lemon eucalyptus/water spray. If you don't know already, lemon eucalyptus oil is the most powerful natural bug repellent.

According to Wikipedia it's safe in small doses taken internally
[en.wikipedia.org]

I'm going to try this because I've been having problems with fruit flies. I understand why you would call them banana flies because they seem to go straight for the bananas (if not the sprouts)

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Re: banana flies and sprouts
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: August 15, 2010 03:20AM

i just thought of something else.

use the sprout bag.
put it in a sieve.
put a muslin bag on the opening of the hemp sprout bag.
done.

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