Contains one newly started culture with about 50-100 flies in a ventilated cup with media. Newly started cultures take about 2 weeks to produce adult flies in ideal (warm) conditions. For those looking for more instant reproduction, there are established cultures.
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.