Sources of Supplies and Equipment for Drosophila Maintenance
Updated January 9, 2017
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If you are a supplier of Drosophila supplies and equipment and would like to be added to this list please contact us. A listing on this page does not constitute a recommendation by the Stock Center, its funding agencies, or Indiana University.
  • Archon Scientific - fly food, ready to use
  • Azer Scientific - plastic bottles and vials, cellulose acetate plugs, CO2 anesthetizing equipment, fly food ingredients
  • Bagsonthenet - plastic bags (16" x 16" slide lock bag, item 9235.3W, is a perfect fit for 10.5" x 11" cardboard trays filled with narrow diameter vials)
  • BioCold Environmental Inc. - insect rearing chambers
  • Carolina Biological Supply - anesthetizers, instant medium, vials and strains for classroom use
  • Chem Service Inc. - Tetradifon (=Tedion, item PS-80, $54.10 per gram)
  • Cleveland Range - steam jacketed kettles for media preparation
  • Darwin Chambers - walk-in and cabinet incubators
  • DOT Scientific - instant medium, plastic vials and bottles, bottle closures, bottle-petri dish adaptors, incubators
  • Dutscher Scientific UK - European distributor for Genesee Scientific Drosophila supplies
  • Fisher Scientific - glass vials (standard 8 dram shell vials are item 03-339-30J), plastic bottles and vials, caps and plugs, petri dishes and adaptors, cheesecloth, anesthetizers, premixed medium ether, media components, peristaltic pumps.
  • FlySorter - automated fly dispenser and 96 well plates & lids designed specifically for use with flies
  • Genesee Scientific - cabinet incubators, glass milk bottles, plastic bottles and vials, vial and bottle fillers, cardboard, aluminum and plastic trays, lids and plugs, Press'n Seal®, petri dishes and adaptors, mesh, cheesecloth, Miracloth, CO2 anesthetizing equipment, egg collection and population cages, assorted other small equipment, fly food ingredients, Tegosept
  • Groen - steam jacketed kettles for media preparation
  • Hainan Zhongxin Chemical Co., Ltd. - Tetradifon (=Tedion, ~$100 per kilogram, ~$1,600 for 50 kilos) (contact by phone 0086-898-68540310 or fax 0086-898-68540119)
  • Harvard Scientific Shops - embryo staining blocks, fly cases and cages, CO2 anesthetizing pads, custom equipment design and manufacture
  • ThermoFisher - Gibco Penicillin-Streptomycin liquid (15140-122), for antibiotic treatment of food (10,000 units/mL Penicillin G Sodium and 10,000 ug/mL Streptomycin Sulfate in 0.85% saline)
  • IPM Scientific - fly food ingredients, vial filling apparatus
  • Jaece Industries, Inc. - foam (L800 series) and cellulose acetate (JZ series) plugs for vials and bottles.
  • KSE - incubators, automated fly stock tracking equipment, stock transfer robot
  • LabExpress - pre-made fly food (7001 -- 7012)
  • Labscientific, Inc. - glass and plastic bottles and vials, caps, plugs and cotton batting, tags, trays, halo-carbon oil, ether, anti-mite shelf paper, sticky traps, anesthetizers, assorted equipment and media components
  • Medical Specialties - anesthetizers, population cages, custom lab equipment per your design (contact Joe Vokroy, vokroy@aol.com)
  • Molecular Biologicals International, Inc. - Pre-made Drosphila culture medium - ready-to-use fly food in vials
  • National Instrument Co. - pumps and filling units (Bloomington has used an AB-5 filling machine with a FKS-30 filling unit)
  • P212121 - plastic vials, components for defined culture media
  • Percival - environmental growth chambers (incubators)
  • Regina Industries Ltd. - glass and plastic vials (contact sales@regina.freeserve.co.uk)
  • Roboz Surgical - dissecting forceps, scissors & needles, insect pins
  • Sarstedt Inc. - plastic vials (small shipping vials previously used at Bloomington are item 58.490)
  • SciMart - glass and plastic bottles and vials, caps and plugs, cheesecloth, petri dishes and media components
  • Scientific Commodities, Inc. - porous plastic sheets for CO2 anesthetizing pads (1/16" thick, 35 micron pore, 18"x18" sheet is item BB 2062-35)
  • Sigma - instant medium, media components, ether, benzyl benzoate
  • Tritech Research - incubators, foot-operated CO2 regulators, plastic bottles and vials
  • United Laboratory Plastics - plastic vials, foam plugs, insect-rearing chambers
  • United States Biological - custom media, instant media, K12 instant medium, media components
  • Wak-Chemie Medical G.m.b.H. - spray disinfectant for incubators, cell culture areas and fly-handling equipment (pads, brushes, etc.)
  • Watson-Marlow Bredel - peristaltic pumps and vial filling robot (624Di/L, and 520Di/L pump with XY filler are in use at Bloomington)