Flightless Fruit Fly Culture(s) - Two

Included: One ready-to-use flightless fruit fly culture (30-50 flies included) in a self-contained 32 oz rearing container (no maintenance required), as well as all materials needed for making a second culture should you need one. Two for the price of one!. Also included is full instructions and information about these flies, and instructions for creating your second culture.

Drosophila melanogaster are a tiny, winged, but flightless fly. This is due to genetically impaired wing muscles, and makes them far easier to manage that their wild bretheren inhabiting your fruit bowl. The life cycle of a fruit fly lasts from 25-30 days.

Fruit flies are usually bought in conjunction with a praying mantis ootheca - when the baby mantis are born, they need a food source that is very small, and at around 2 mm long, fruit flies are the perfect choice. Your baby mantis will eat flies for around one month very happily, before you need to move on to a larger food source. Fruit flies are also a popular choice if you are keeping poison dart frogs, small geckos such as day geckos, anoles, hatchling chameleons, and certain top feeding fish species.

We ship Drosophila melanogaster for all mantis orders. We also have D. hydei available upon request (hydei are much larger, and breed more slowly; though we believe they are quite beautiful, so if you are buying flies for a research project or for another animal's food source, ask us about the hydei!)



Live arrival is guaranteed, so contact us right away if there are any issues. We'd need photos so be prepared with those. Replacement only, no refunds. We cannot guarantee the well-being of the animals past shipping: once they are in your hands, you must be prepared to care for them. Remember: you are dealing with living animals. Please make sure you are prepared for the responsibility of caring for these animals. Simple instructions will be included with your order, which can be supplemented with research of your own.

SHIPPING: Please review your invoice carefully to ensure there are no mistakes in the information we have been given for you. Ensure your order has been translated correctly. Butterfly Wings N' Wishes is not responsible for shipment delay or failure due to incorrect information on the invoice. If an order is delivered to an incorrect location or is returned to us due to these issues, we may charge an adjustment fee in event that your parcel's delivery must be corrected.

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If you want separate shipping dates you must place separate orders: this is to account for the separate shipping fees that are required. Otherwise, we will default you to a single shipment, though we may follow-up if it is not best for the animals. 

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Flightless Fruit Fly Culture(s) - Two

Price: C$19.00
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