Drosophila Homogenizer & Homogenization Protocol

Ideal for Drosophila Samples Homogenization

Do you spend lots of time and effort homogenizing drosophila samples? The Bullet Blender® is a multi-sample homogenizer that delivers high quality and superior yields. No other homogenizer comes close to delivering the Bullet Blender’s winning combination of top-quality performance and budget-friendly affordability.

The Bullet Blender® Homogenizer
Save Time, Effort and Get Superior Results

  • Consistent and High Yield Results
    Run up to 24 samples at the same time under microprocessor-controlled conditions, ensuring experimental reproducibility and high yield. Process samples from 10mg or less up to 3.5g.
  • No Cross Contamination
    No part of the Bullet Blender® ever touches the drosophila samples – the sample tubes are kept closed during homogenization. There are no probes to clean between samples.
  • Samples Stay Cool
    Homogenizing causes only a few degrees of heating. Our Gold models keep samples at 4°C.
  • Easy and Convenient to Use
    Just place beads and buffer along with your drosophila sample in standard tubes, load tubes directly in the Bullet Blender, select time and speed, and press start.
  • Risk Free Purchase
    The Bullet Blender® comes with a 30 day money back guarantee and a 2 year warranty, with a 3 year warranty on the motor. The simple, reliable design enables the Bullet Blenders to sell for a fraction of the price of ultrasonic or other agitation based instruments, yet provides an easier, quicker technique.
Bullet Blender Homogenizer

Bullet Blender settings for Drosophila samples

Sample size

See the Protocol

microcentrifuge tube model (up to 300 mg) Small Drosophila samples


Selected publications for Drosophila samples

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Herter, E. K., Stauch, M., Gallant, M., Wolf, E., Raabe, T., & Gallant, P. (2015). snoRNAs are a novel class of biologically relevant Myc targets. BMC Biology, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-015-0132-6
Heisig, M., Abraham, N. M., Liu, L., Neelakanta, G., Mattessich, S., Sultana, H., Shang, Z., Ansari, J. M., Killiam, C., Walker, W., Cooley, L., Flavell, R. A., Agaisse, H., & Fikrig, E. (2014). Antivirulence Properties of an Antifreeze Protein. Cell Reports, 9(2), 417–424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2014.09.034
Kim, Y. H., Kwon, D. H., Ahn, H. M., Koh, Y. H., & Lee, S. H. (2014). Induction of soluble AChE expression via alternative splicing by chemical stress in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 48, 75–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.03.001
Hu, Y., Sopko, R., Foos, M., Kelley, C., Flockhart, I., Ammeux, N., Wang, X., Perkins, L., Perrimon, N., & Mohr, S. E. (2013). FlyPrimerBank: An Online Database for Drosophila melanogaster Gene Expression Analysis and Knockdown Evaluation of RNAi Reagents. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, 3(9), 1607–1616. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.113.007021
Marshall, K. E. (2013). The sub-lethal effects of repeated cold exposure in insects. University of Western Ontario.
Koles, K., Nunnari, J., Korkut, C., Barria, R., Brewer, C., Li, Y., Leszyk, J., Zhang, B., & Budnik, V. (2012). Mechanism of Evenness Interrupted (Evi)-Exosome Release at Synaptic Boutons. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287(20), 16820–16834. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M112.342667
Marshall, K. E., & Sinclair, B. J. (2010). Repeated stress exposure results in a survival-reproduction trade-off in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277(1683), 963–969. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2009.1807
Bazinet, A. L., Marshall, K. E., MacMillan, H. A., Williams, C. M., & Sinclair, B. J. (2010). Rapid changes in desiccation resistance in Drosophila melanogaster are facilitated by changes in cuticular permeability. Journal of Insect Physiology, 56(12), 2006–2012. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.09.002