Fruit Fly Cultures 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 being so annoying to us humans, they can be a staple diet to many small critters. Our fruit fly culture kits will feed many a hungry little creature if you breed and take care of Poison Dart frogs, Mantellas, or other tiny frogs like African Reed frogs. Our fruit fly cultures are 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 two vials of approximately 20 to 40 adult flies each so you can start feeding your hungry critter immediately. The fruit fly cultures includes six complete culture jars and two cultures of adult fruit flies with care instructions.
The Fruit Fly Cultures can produce up to 10,000 flies!
The Advantages of Flightless Fruit Flies
Expressbugs.com fruit fly cultures 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 vial, shake a few flies out, and watch your pet start scooping them up. The fruit flies in these culture vials are Drosophila melanogaster, generally known as the common fruit fly or vinegar fly. Smaller than Drosophila hydei, Drosophila melanogaster is ideally suited to very small reptiles, amphibians, and aquatic pets.
Caring for your Fruit Fly Culture
You will be happy to know that the fruit fly cultures requires little to no maintenance. The vials foam “lid” is specially designed to allow air to flow inside while keeping the fruit flies trapped inside the vial. As stated above, the fruit fly vials will continue to produce new flies for up to 5 weeks. However, please keep a few things in mind regarding 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 cultures 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 culture health and longevity.
Fruit Fly Nutritional Values