...fruit fly larvae born into wild grape wine turn out pink... and that batch was the reason I bought and used a wine filter. Still turned out fine.
My favourite trick to getting the fruit flies to stop licking things they shouldn't is to partially fill a ramekin with vinegar (cider is best) with a drop of dish soap, and plastic wrap over top with a few holes poked in it, they find their way in and can't get out, if they touch the surface, the soap breaks the surface tension and they drown...
"The main ingredient needed is 'time' followed closely by 'patience'." - The Bishop 2013
"Good grief! If someone wanted to murder you, all they would have to do is ship you a 55 gallon barrel of honey and watch you document working yourself to death!" - Vance G
"When you consider that laziness and procrastination are the fundamentals of great mead, it is a miracle that the mazer cup happens." Medsen Fey, 2014