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Flightless Fruit Flies

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About Our Flightless Fruit Fly Cultures

Live feeders such as these Flightless Fruit Flies which are Wingless Drosophila Melanogaster (1/16'') make an excellent addition to the diet of most varieties of fresh and saltwater aquarium fish. They are also superb for Birds, Reptiles, Insects, Arachnids and Amphibians.

These nutritious Fruit Flies are high in protein and provide essential "alive" amino acids that will ensure the best possible health for your fish and pets.

Our Fruit Fly Cultures are made the day of shipping and include approximately 100 or more adult flies.
It takes about 7 days for the D. Melanogaster and 14 days for the D. Hydei to begin producing hundreds upon hundreds of flies for up to a month.

The Fruit Fly shipment will arrive with the flies separated from the culture(s). One container will include the fruit flies (over 100 for each culture ordered) and a small amount of food. The other 32oz container(s) -one for each culture ordered- will contain the feeding medium and perching mesh. Upon arrival, pour the flies into the 32oz feeding medium container(s) where they will live and reproduce throughout the life of the culture. This shipping method ensures that the flies will arrive alive and won't drown in the feeding medium during cases of rough handling by the USPS.
No Fuss, No Muss!
Culture is Self-Propagating and Maintenance Free.
32oz Container Includes all the Food the Fruit Flies Need to Reproduce and Grow for a Month.
Rapid Life-Cycle Means a Constant Supply
of Food for your Animals.
One Self-Contained Fruit Fly Culture will Produce Thousands of Fruit Flies over a Month, Hundreds of Fruit Flies Daily.
Great Feeder for most Fish, Reptiles, Amphibians, Birds,
Arachnids, Insects and all types of Small/Newborn Animals.

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Your Loved One will go crazy for these Living, Nutritious Flightless Fruit Flies!

flightless Fruit Flies
Flightless Fruit Flies
The Advantages of Feeding Your Pet Fruit Flies

One fruit fly culture will produce
thousands of fruit flies for a month.

Great for your pet:
Fruit flies are nutritious, low in fat and high in protein.
Fruit flies provide variety and make for a well-rounded diet.

Just the Right Size for Newborn Lizards and many Spiders, Scorpions, Amphibians, Fish and Birds:
These fruit flies are 1/16'' - small enough to feed to baby reptiles and amphibians. Previously, pinhead crickets were one of the only alternatives to feed newborn and small animals. Try Fruit Flies for a well-rounded diet, which is essential for a newborn animal.

More About Our Fruit Flies
The Silkworm Shop offers flightless fruit flies that are high in protein and an excellent feeder for a huge variety of small and baby animals, including reptiles, birds, spiders, mantis and amphibians. They are very useful and healthy as feeders for aquarium fish, which are particularly attracted by the fluttering flies. Surface feeding live bearers and bettas eat the flies voraciously.

flightless fruit fly
Wingless Flightless Fruit Fly

Our product is the Wingless Drosophila Melanogaster Culture. They are about 1/16 inch long and are completely harmless. These flies are genetically bred to be flightless, so you don't need to worry about escaped flies buzzing around your head. And, these fruit flies are USDA approved.

Fruit fly cultures are self-contained and require no maintenance. Drosophilia's life cycle is between 12-15 days, Your fruit fly culture will arrive at the initial production stage ready-to-use.

The Silkworm Shop supplies extra-large 32oz cultures. Don't confuse these with the over-priced tiny vials commonly found elsewhere. Our fruit fly cultures contain twice as much medium, which means you'll get twice as many flies. These quality cultures generate thousands of Fruit Flies.

Culture Care
Larvae will continually pupate from eggs laid by the adults in the culture. It is important to maintain enough adult fruit flies in the culture to sustain reproduction. Always have at least 50 flies still in the fruit fly culture. These adult flies will be busy laying more eggs and ensuring that you will have a successful supply of flies. It is also important to feed the flies to your animals regularly so the flies don't reach the natural end of their lives and pollute the substrate.

Make sure the lid stays clean so the oxygen supply within the culture remains fresh.

Don't let too many fruit flies build up in the culture. This will cause the culture to become overcrowded and will decrease the lifespan of the fruit fly culture system.

It is best to keep the fruit fly culture at room temperature (around 70° F). Higher temperature will cause higher bacterial growth. But, you may decide to raise or lower the temperature to control the lifespan of your culture (see next section).
fruit fly culture
Fruit Fly Culture

Controlling the Lifespan of Your Culture
By controlling temperature, it's possible to control the rate of reproduction. Optimum reproductive rate occurs at temperatures of approximately 80° F. At around 60° F, reproductive rate slows, thus allowing longer feeding time and longer use from a single culture. Obviously, the more flies you use, the higher you will want the reproductive rate to be.

Feeding to Your Pets
When it's feeding time for your pets, tap the container lightly on something hard. This will cause the flies to fall to the bottom of the container so they won't escape when you take the lid off. Then, simply remove the lid and tap the container over your animal's home until the desired number of fruit flies fall out. If dusting the flies with vitamins, tap them into a plastic bag and dust.

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