Fruit flies are an excellent source of food for small reptiles like mourning geckos and tiny hatchlings! They are also super easy to care for, especially with Reptanicals' ready to go Fruit Fly Culture Kits!
Contains enough Reptanicals' Fruit Fly Feast to make (5x) 32oz cultures.
Feed your flies the best! Our biologist developed formula is packed with a vitamins and minerals to create a nutritious FEAST for your flies. Turn all your flies into gut-loaded super food for your reptiles.
To make cultures:
(you'll need measuring cups, water and apple cider vinegar - not included)
Boil your water+. In your measuring cup, mix 1/4c of boiled water with 1/4c of Apple Cider Vinegar^. Add 1/4c of Reptanicals Fruit Fly Feast to one of the 32oz cups. Pour your apple cider vinegar and water mixture into the fly feast and stir. Apply lid and set aside to cool. When hydrated Fly Feast mixture is room temperature, add enough excelsior shavings to loosely fill the cup (Do not pack in excelsior. Container should have ample space for flies to move around). Finally add about 30-50 of any variety of fruit fly.
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 32oz culture can produce 500-1000 flies during the life of the culture.
These kits produce self-sustaining cultures. Flies have all the water and food they need to thrive inside the 32oz container. Care is super easy - do nothing but feed out flies to your reptiles as necessary. Do not add additional food to fly cultures. To feed out, simply tap the lid to prevent excess flies from being released, and shake desired number of flies into the feeding enclosure.
+Why boil the water? To create the most sterile environment possible for the flies
^We use organic apple cider vinegar
Reptanicals Fly Feast Ingredients: Dried Potato, Sugar, Brewer’s Yeast, Calcium, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Leucine, Valine, Serine, Lysine, Alanine, Phenylalanine, Arginine, Isoleucine, Threonine, Tyrosine, Methionine, Proline, Glycine, Cysteine, Histidine, Sun-cured Alfalfa, Dried Kelp, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Choline Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Carotene, Inositol, Niacin, Ascorbic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Manganous Oxide, Sulfur, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin B12, Copper Oxide, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Magnesium Oxide, Biotin Folic Acid.
For more feeder insects or their supplies check out our Isopods and the dry goods section of our Reptile Supplies & Care