Re: [RML] fine mesh sources

Gary Lange (gwlange at
Sun, 2 Apr 2000 10:50:36 -0500

I'm sure that filter floss or the such would work but I use the type of
material that Carolina Biological sells with their kits - round sponges.
I'm sure with a bit of work you could crudely cut some sponge material that
is bigger than the hole and just squeeze them in place. The "classic"
method used in genetics class was to wrap an appropriate wad of cotton with
some gauze and tie the ends together to keep it wrapped. They get messy
quick though and you have to make more. That's why I find the sponge
material works much better. If it gets messy you just wash it in extremely
hot water, dry it and you're ready to go again.

-----Original Message-----
From: Wright Huntley <huntley1 at>
To: rainbowfish at <rainbowfish at>
Date: Sunday, April 02, 2000 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: [RML] fine mesh sources

>> Peekay wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> I am after a source of very fine mesh for my fruit flie cultures. I have
>> tried all the local hardware stores and the smallest they have is normal
>> insect screen, which they just walk right through...
>Paper works quite well (napkin or thin paper towel?), but I use juice jars
>with a neck small enough to stopper with a wad of polyester filter floss.
>Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntleyone at home dot com
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