Flightless Drosophila hydei are a genetic mutation of their flighted cousins that have been bred for the pet industry. They are about the size of week old crickets and are perfect for tiny geckos, frogs, scorpions, spiders, and hatchling reptiles like chameleons.
Each culture will last about 1-2 months and will continue to generate new flies so long as at least 5-10 adults remain in the container. Each culture contains 30-40 adult flies, plus larvae and pupae that will continue to produce new flies. Each 32oz culture can produce 500-1000 flies during the life of the culture.
Size: 1/8 inch
Housing: 32oz deli cup with vented lid
Food Preferences: Reptanicals Fly Feast, or rotting fruit
Temp Requirements: Room Temp
Breeding: Easy - keep at least 5 adults at all times to ensure breeding
Substrate: Reptanicals Fly Feast mixed with diluted apple cider vinegar
Lighting: Keep away from direct sunlight
Our fruit flies are fed all natural Reptanicals Fly Feast, a vitamin rich, ready to go mix that you can use at home!
Fly Feast Ingredients: Potato flour*, Sugar*, Brewer’s Yeast, Calcium, Reptile Vitamins and color enhancers (beta-carotene), Cinnamon*
For more feeder insects or their supplies check out our Isopods and the dry goods section of our Reptile Supplies & Care