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Drosophila melanogaster - Flightless Fruit Fly Culture (Established)

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Drosophila melanogaster

Contains one established culture of fruit flies in a ventilated cup with media. Established cultures have been incubated for 10-14 days and are already beginning to produce new adult flies, along with having plenty of larvae and pupae. These are suitable for immediate feedings and continued at home culturing when instant results are needed. If no immediate feeding is needed, we recommend a starter culture

We recommend reading a caresheet prior to diving into culturing fruit flies.

Fruit flies are an ideal source of food for small or young predatory critters that can eat pinhead sized crickets- tropical fish and fry, frogs, tiny mantids, spiders, ants, small insect eating birds and much more!

Culturing crickets to get a constant supply of pinheads to feed can be time consuming and take up a lot of room. Hundreds of fruit flies can come out of one cup culture, and they can easily be split to form new cultures.

These flies cannot fly due to a vestigial wing trait, but may hop a tiny distance.

Each fly is about 2.5mm long.