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It appears many of our stored product insect colonies have become infected with a disease. Many of the colonies are reared in whole wheat flour and Brewer's Yeast, inside incubators. I am planning to destroy the contents of any rearing container showing signs of diseased insects and then autoclaving everything possible. Anything that cannot be autoclaved, will be washed or wiped down with 70% ethyl alcohol. Can anyone recommend any suggestions or comments?Thank you!Read more…