This year the DSSC will move again, this time to Cornell University, where I will take over as Director. I am excited about having this amazing resource on campus and look forward to expanding the collection. The Department of Entomology is the home of the center and has provided an amazing space for the facility in Comstock Hall, named for entomologist John Henry Comstock. Renovations are ongoing but I'm going to share some recent photos here. I'll update them as equipment and flies arrive!
Above and left. Comstock 162 is about 424 square feet. This room will be the entry and reception area and will house the DSSC library, pinned reference collection, and microscopy equipment.
Below. Comstock 162 A and B are two large rooms (~225 square feet each). These will house the bulk of the fly stocks on open shelves, with tables and chairs for stock changing. Flies will be divided by dietary requirements, one room will be for cornmeal and the other for banana.