Your Pets will love these Nutritious Flightless Fruit Flies!
About Our Flightless Fruit Fly Cultures
Our fruit flies are Wingless or Flightless Drosophila. We offer two types of Fruit Fly
Cultures: Wingless Drosophila melanogaster
and Flightless Drosophila hydei.
D. melanogaster is approximately 1/16 inch. D. hydei is
approximately 1/8 inch.
The Fruit Fly shipment will arrive with
the flies separated from the culture(s).
One container will include the fruit flies (over 100 for each culture ordered)
and a small amount of food. The other 32oz container(s) -one for each culture ordered-
will contain the feeding medium and perching mesh. Upon arrival, pour the flies
into the 32oz feeding medium container(s) where they will live and reproduce
throughout the life of the culture. This shipping method ensures that the flies
will arrive alive and won't drown in the feeding medium during cases of rough
handling by the USPS.
Depending on temperature, it takes about 7 days for the D. melanogaster and 14
days for the D. hydei to begin producing hundreds upon hundreds of flies for up to a month.
Live feeders such as these Flightless Fruit Flies
make an excellent addition to the diet of most varieties
of fresh and saltwater aquarium fish. They are also superb for all
types of Birds, Reptiles & Amphibians and even Carnivorous Plants.
These nutritious Fruit Flies are
high in protein and provide essential "alive" amino acids that will ensure the
best possible health for your fish and pets.
32oz Culture Contains all the
Feeding Medium the Fruit Flies Need to Propagate and Grow for a Month.
Culture is Self-Propagating and Maintenance Free.
Rapid Life-Cycle Means a Constant Supply of Food for your Animals.
One Self-Contained Fruit Fly Culture will Produce
Hundreds and Hundreds of Fruit Flies for a Month.
Excellent Live Feeder for most Fish, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians,
Insects and all types of Small/Newborn Animals.
Wingless Fruit Flies
Why You Should Feed Your Pet Fruit Flies:
One fruit fly culture will produce many hundreds
hundreds of fruit flies for a month.
Outstanding food source for your pet:
Fruit flies are nutritious,
high in protein and low in fat.
Fruit flies provide for a well-rounded diet because they provide essential
Just the Right Size for Small or Newborn Lizards and many Spiders, Scorpions, Amphibians, Fish and Birds:
These fruit flies are 1/16'' (Melanogaster) and 1/8'' (Hydei) - small enough to feed to baby reptiles and amphibians.
Previously, pinhead crickets were one of the only alternatives
newborn and small animals.
More About Our Fruit Flies|
The Fruit Fly Shop offers flightless or wingless fruit flies that are high in protein
and an excellent
feeder for a huge variety of small and baby animals, including
fish, reptiles, birds, spiders, mantis and
amphibians. They are very useful and healthy as feeders for
aquarium fish, which are particularly attracted by the fluttering
flies. Surface feeding live bearers and bettas eat the flies voraciously.
Wingless Flightless Fruit Fly
These flies are genetically bred to be flightless, so you don't need to worry about escaped flies
buzzing around your head. They are completely harmless. And, these fruit flies are USDA approved.
The Fruit Fly Shop supplies extra-large 32 oz. cultures. Don't confuse these
with the over-priced tiny vials commonly found elsewhere. Our fruit fly
cultures contain twice as much medium, which means you'll get twice as
many flies. These quality cultures generate thousands of Fruit Flies.
Larvae will continually pupate from eggs laid by the adults in the culture.
It is important to maintain a reproductive population in the culture. Keep
around 50 or more flies in the culture at all times so you'll be ensured a continuous
production. These adult fruit flies will be busy laying more eggs in the
fruit fly culture and ensuring
that you will have a successful supply of flies. At the same time, don't
allow too many to develop. A large number will rapidly
consume the feeding medium, and dead flies will pollute the substrate.
Feed the fruit flies to your animals regularly. It is best to keep the
fruit fly culture at room temperature (around 70-75° F). The higher the
temperature, the higher the bacterial growth in your fruit fly culture,
which shouldn't be a
problem at normal temperatures. But, you may want to raise or lower the
to control the lifespan of your culture.
Fruit Fly Culture
Controlling the Lifespan of Your Fruit Fly Culture
By controlling temperature, it's possible to control the rate of reproduction.
Optimum reproductive rate occurs at temperatures of approximately 80° F.
At around 60° F, reproductive rate slows, thus allowing longer feeding
time and longer use from a single culture. Obviously, the more flies you
use, the higher you will want the reproductive rate to be.
Feeding to Your Pets
When it's feeding time for your pets, tap the container lightly
against the counter before taking the lid off. This will cause
the flies to fall to the bottom of the container so they won't
escape. As long as you continue to tap the container, the flies
won't be able to escape. Simply remove the lid and tap the container
over your animal's home until the desired number of fruit flies
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