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Queensland Fruit Fly

Postby sci_fi » Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:18 pm

How are we going here?
Are there any developments afoot?
Anyone knowledgeable in this area?
I believe there is a sterile male production facility in SA.
Wonder if this will have some impact?

Personally, I would not know a QFF if I fell over it but I did find a fly before and it has a rear "ovipositor" if that's the name.

Comments welcome.
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Re: Queensland Fruit Fly

Postby roughbarked » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:10 am

They released countless numbers of them here (irradiated male flies). It looked like a nightmare because fruit fly could be seen everywhere. The birds had a ball. I sat and watched the blue faced honeyeaters and spiny cheeked honeyeaters ravishing the hatchings. The fruit still fell to the ground full of grubs.

This is the first year I've been able to eat any fruit at all in quite a long time. I think it has been more about a cooler start to the season and about me removing most of the fruit trees.
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Re: Queensland Fruit Fly

Postby sci_fi » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:06 pm

Thanks Roughie.
Too early to tell if it is another "bad" season - suspect it will. No or little euro wasps in Wodonga at present. Don't know the reason for this. Maybe good Autumn rains flooded the critters. I'm not complaining!
May 2016 be kind yo 'yous all.
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Re: Queensland Fruit Fly

Postby roughbarked » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:04 am

They don't seem fazed by rainfall.
They're kweenslanders.
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