Fruit Fly Culture Jar Melanogaster (Drosophila melanogaster)
They’re small, annoying, and usually stowaway on a piece of fruit you bought at the store. What are we talking about? Fruit flies! However, despite there being so annoying to us humans, they can be a staple diet to many small critters. In fact, if you breed and take care of Poison Dart frogs, Mantellas, or other tiny frogs like African Reed frogs, our fruit fly jars will feed many a hungry little critter. Our fruit fly jar is like the gift that keeps giving because each culture will continue to produce new flies for up to five weeks. Each culture is shipped with approximately 50 to 100 adult flies so you can start feeding your hungry critter immediately.
The Advantages of Flightless Fruit Flies
Expressbugs.com fruit flies are entirely flightless, which means they will not swarm around your home if a few flies escape your pet’s enclosure. To feed your pet, take the top off the culture jar, shake a few flies out of the fruit fly culture jar, and watch your pet start scooping them up. The flies in these Fruit Fly Culture Jars are Drosophila melanogaster, generally known as the common fruit fly or vinegar fly. Smaller than Drosophila hydei, Drosophila melanogaster is ideally suited to small reptiles, amphibians, and aquatic pets.
Caring for your Fruit Fly Culture Jar
You will happy to know that the fruit fly culture jar requires little to no maintenance. The jar’s lid is specially designed to allow air to flow inside while keeping the fruit flies trapped inside the jar. As stated above, the fruit fly jar will continue to produce new flies for up to 5 weeks.
Please keep a few things in mind when it comes to temperature. If the temperature is too high where you are storing your fruit flies, bad things can happen. Under hot and stuffy conditions, bacteria will start to grow, which can cause the entire fruit fly culture to collapse rapidly. On the other hand, if the fruit flies are kept under colder conditions, their production will slow down dramatically. Aim for room temperatures between 68°F to 78°F to ensure maximum fruit fly culture health and longevity.
If you really want to ramp up your fruit fly culture production to pro level then please check out our culture kits available here.
Fruit Fly Jar Melanogaster Nutritional Values