{"id":7980080005,"title":"Drosophila Melanogaster Fruit Fly Starter Culture --- Wingless","handle":"fruit-fly-starter-culture-drosophila-melanogaster-wingless","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eYou will receive:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e(1) Melanogaster Starter Fruit Fly Culture - 100+ Fruit Flies!  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eEach culture is made with OUR PROVEN FRUIT FLY MEDIA containing all the vitamins, minerals, and color enhancers that your pets need to thrive. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eThese tiny brown flies, while smaller when compared with D. Hydei reproduce much quicker; maggots form about 4 days after the freshly made culture and flies begin to hatch about 8-14 days (10 days being average) from arrival.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eWe now designed the culture so that it won't slush during the shipping process.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Melanogaster Starter Fruit Fly Culture from Insect Sales.com\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/Melanogaster_culture-NEW-prop_large.jpg?v=1543204769\" style=\"float: none; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe same culture at 4 days.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/Melanogaster_culture-4days-prop_large.jpg?v=1543205018\" alt=\"Melanogaster Starter Fruit Fly Culture from Insect Sales.com\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e                                      \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/insectsales.com\/pages\/fruit-fly-care-sheet\" style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eClick here for the Fruit Fly Care Sheet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eFun Facts about the Drosophilia Melanogaster Fruit Fly\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Reaches 1\/16” fully grown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Flightless but can easily climb smooth surfaces\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Smaller than D. Hydei (Hydei being 1\/8”)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Melanogaster fruit flies culture in about 14 days\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Maggots start appearing in about 4 days after re-culturing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Eggs start hatching in about 8-14 days.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e The culture is less likely to mold or crash\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e More forgiving to low humidity or incorrect temperatures. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Most cultures will have 2-3 booms, within 5-7 days between each one.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Each culture should produce 300+ fruit flies each time you re-culture it.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eYour Wingless Fruit Fly Starter Cultures, containing  Drosophila melanogaster  will be 2-6 days old when you receive them.  Melanogaster fruit flys are smaller than D. Hydei just reaching 1\/16\" fully grown. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eMelanogaster are wingless (and obviously flightless), but can climb smooth surfaces.  These flies are easy to raise and culture.  For optimal production Fruit Fly Cultures should be kept around 70-76F.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eWhen your package arrives, the best thing to do is find a shelf in your house you can put your cultures on where they won't be bothered for a few days.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eFresh cultures take several days before they start producing hundreds of flies.  You don't want to feed off the flies that initially come in the culture!  If you do so, the culture may fail to produce more flies...be patient and wait for a sudden increase in fly production. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eYou can feed D. melanogaster fruit flies to the following...\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eSmall surface-feeding fish\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eMid-water feeding fish\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eFrogs, salamanders and newts \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eInsect-eating reptiles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eInsect-eating plants\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eMany species of invertebrates including mantids and scorpions\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eIf your daytime temperature is below 40 degrees, we cannot safely send the Fruit Flies. They will not survive. However, if you add the Fedex 2 day Express option with Heat Pack, we can send them safely and you get them quick.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/WE_Quick_Ship2.fw_139a5c19-8b07-4b4e-a962-0bb461f307f9_large.png?v=1516993447\" alt=\"\" width=\"196\" height=\"34\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2019-11-25T17:41:03-12:00","created_at":"2017-05-26T05:21:26-12:00","vendor":"Insect Sales.com","type":"Wingless Fruit Fly Culture","tags":["Drosophila Melanogaster","fruit fly","wingless"],"price":899,"price_min":899,"price_max":1499,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31580009332815,"title":"Shipped USPS or Click Here for Options","option1":"Shipped USPS or Click Here for Options","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Drosophila Melanogaster Fruit Fly Starter Culture --- Wingless - Shipped USPS or Click Here for Options","public_title":"Shipped USPS or Click Here for Options","options":["Shipped USPS or Click Here for Options"],"price":899,"weight":454,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":37,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""},{"id":31580009365583,"title":"Shipped USPS + Heat Pack for daytime temps below 40 degrees","option1":"Shipped USPS + Heat Pack for daytime temps below 40 degrees","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Drosophila Melanogaster Fruit Fly Starter Culture --- Wingless - Shipped USPS + Heat Pack for daytime temps below 40 degrees","public_title":"Shipped USPS + Heat Pack for daytime temps below 40 degrees","options":["Shipped USPS + Heat Pack for daytime temps below 40 degrees"],"price":1275,"weight":454,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":47,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""},{"id":31580009398351,"title":"Ship Fedex 2 Day Express","option1":"Ship Fedex 2 Day Express","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Drosophila Melanogaster Fruit Fly Starter Culture --- Wingless - Ship Fedex 2 Day Express","public_title":"Ship Fedex 2 Day Express","options":["Ship Fedex 2 Day Express"],"price":1275,"weight":454,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":41,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""},{"id":31580009431119,"title":"Ship Fedex 2 day Express + Heat Pack for daytime temps below 40 degrees","option1":"Ship Fedex 2 day Express + Heat Pack for daytime temps below 40 degrees","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Drosophila Melanogaster Fruit Fly Starter Culture --- Wingless - Ship Fedex 2 day Express + Heat Pack for daytime temps below 40 degrees","public_title":"Ship Fedex 2 day Express + Heat Pack for daytime temps below 40 degrees","options":["Ship Fedex 2 day Express + Heat Pack for daytime temps below 40 degrees"],"price":1499,"weight":454,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":40,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/Starter_culture_mel.jpg?v=1579247494"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/Starter_culture_mel.jpg?v=1579247494","options":["Size"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":6252983943247,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.82,"height":1246,"width":1022,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/Starter_culture_mel.jpg?v=1579247494"},"aspect_ratio":0.82,"height":1246,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/Starter_culture_mel.jpg?v=1579247494","width":1022}],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eYou will receive:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e(1) Melanogaster Starter Fruit Fly Culture - 100+ Fruit Flies!  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eEach culture is made with OUR PROVEN FRUIT FLY MEDIA containing all the vitamins, minerals, and color enhancers that your pets need to thrive. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eThese tiny brown flies, while smaller when compared with D. Hydei reproduce much quicker; maggots form about 4 days after the freshly made culture and flies begin to hatch about 8-14 days (10 days being average) from arrival.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eWe now designed the culture so that it won't slush during the shipping process.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Melanogaster Starter Fruit Fly Culture from Insect Sales.com\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/Melanogaster_culture-NEW-prop_large.jpg?v=1543204769\" style=\"float: none; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe same culture at 4 days.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/Melanogaster_culture-4days-prop_large.jpg?v=1543205018\" alt=\"Melanogaster Starter Fruit Fly Culture from Insect Sales.com\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e                                      \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/insectsales.com\/pages\/fruit-fly-care-sheet\" style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eClick here for the Fruit Fly Care Sheet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eFun Facts about the Drosophilia Melanogaster Fruit Fly\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Reaches 1\/16” fully grown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Flightless but can easily climb smooth surfaces\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Smaller than D. Hydei (Hydei being 1\/8”)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Melanogaster fruit flies culture in about 14 days\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Maggots start appearing in about 4 days after re-culturing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Eggs start hatching in about 8-14 days.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e The culture is less likely to mold or crash\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e More forgiving to low humidity or incorrect temperatures. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Most cultures will have 2-3 booms, within 5-7 days between each one.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e Each culture should produce 300+ fruit flies each time you re-culture it.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eYour Wingless Fruit Fly Starter Cultures, containing  Drosophila melanogaster  will be 2-6 days old when you receive them.  Melanogaster fruit flys are smaller than D. Hydei just reaching 1\/16\" fully grown. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eMelanogaster are wingless (and obviously flightless), but can climb smooth surfaces.  These flies are easy to raise and culture.  For optimal production Fruit Fly Cultures should be kept around 70-76F.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eWhen your package arrives, the best thing to do is find a shelf in your house you can put your cultures on where they won't be bothered for a few days.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eFresh cultures take several days before they start producing hundreds of flies.  You don't want to feed off the flies that initially come in the culture!  If you do so, the culture may fail to produce more flies...be patient and wait for a sudden increase in fly production. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eYou can feed D. melanogaster fruit flies to the following...\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eSmall surface-feeding fish\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eMid-water feeding fish\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eFrogs, salamanders and newts \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eInsect-eating reptiles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eInsect-eating plants\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eMany species of invertebrates including mantids and scorpions\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003eIf your daytime temperature is below 40 degrees, we cannot safely send the Fruit Flies. They will not survive. However, if you add the Fedex 2 day Express option with Heat Pack, we can send them safely and you get them quick.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/WE_Quick_Ship2.fw_139a5c19-8b07-4b4e-a962-0bb461f307f9_large.png?v=1516993447\" alt=\"\" width=\"196\" height=\"34\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #020202;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Drosophila Melanogaster Fruit Fly Starter Culture --- Wingless

Product Description
$ 8.99
Maximum quantity available reached.

You will receive:

(1) Melanogaster Starter Fruit Fly Culture - 100+ Fruit Flies!  
 
Each culture is made with OUR PROVEN FRUIT FLY MEDIA containing all the vitamins, minerals, and color enhancers that your pets need to thrive. 

 

These tiny brown flies, while smaller when compared with D. Hydei reproduce much quicker; maggots form about 4 days after the freshly made culture and flies begin to hatch about 8-14 days (10 days being average) from arrival.  
We now designed the culture so that it won't slush during the shipping process.

 

Melanogaster Starter Fruit Fly Culture from Insect Sales.com

 

The same culture at 4 days.

 

Melanogaster Starter Fruit Fly Culture from Insect Sales.com

                                      Click here for the Fruit Fly Care Sheet

Fun Facts about the Drosophilia Melanogaster Fruit Fly

  •  Reaches 1/16” fully grown
  •  Flightless but can easily climb smooth surfaces
  •  Smaller than D. Hydei (Hydei being 1/8”)
  •  Melanogaster fruit flies culture in about 14 days
  •  Maggots start appearing in about 4 days after re-culturing
  •  Eggs start hatching in about 8-14 days.
  •  The culture is less likely to mold or crash
  •  More forgiving to low humidity or incorrect temperatures. 
  •  Most cultures will have 2-3 booms, within 5-7 days between each one.  
  •  Each culture should produce 300+ fruit flies each time you re-culture it.

 

Your Wingless Fruit Fly Starter Cultures, containing  Drosophila melanogaster  will be 2-6 days old when you receive them.  Melanogaster fruit flys are smaller than D. Hydei just reaching 1/16" fully grown. 

 

Melanogaster are wingless (and obviously flightless), but can climb smooth surfaces.  These flies are easy to raise and culture.  For optimal production Fruit Fly Cultures should be kept around 70-76F.

 

When your package arrives, the best thing to do is find a shelf in your house you can put your cultures on where they won't be bothered for a few days.  

 

Fresh cultures take several days before they start producing hundreds of flies.  You don't want to feed off the flies that initially come in the culture!  If you do so, the culture may fail to produce more flies...be patient and wait for a sudden increase in fly production. 

 

You can feed D. melanogaster fruit flies to the following...

Small surface-feeding fish

Mid-water feeding fish

Frogs, salamanders and newts 

Insect-eating reptiles

Insect-eating plants

 

Many species of invertebrates including mantids and scorpions

 

    If your daytime temperature is below 40 degrees, we cannot safely send the Fruit Flies. They will not survive. However, if you add the Fedex 2 day Express option with Heat Pack, we can send them safely and you get them quick.