{"id":7980080005,"title":"Fruit Fly Starter Culture (Drosophila Melanogaster -Wingless)","handle":"fruit-fly-starter-culture-drosophila-melanogaster-wingless","description":"\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMelanogaster Starter Fruit Fly Culture - 100+ Fruit Flies!  \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach culture is made \u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003ewith OUR PROVEN FRUIT FLY MEDIA\u003c\/span\u003e containing all the vitamins, minerals, and color enhancers that your pets need to thrive. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe now designed the culture so that it won't slush during the shipping process.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe same culture at 4 days.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e                                    \u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e  \u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/insectsales.com\/pages\/fruit-fly-care-sheet\" style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003eClick here for the Fruit Fly Care Sheet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFun Facts about the Drosophilia Melanogaster Fruit Fly\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Reaches 1\/16” fully grown\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Flightless but can easily climb smooth surfaces\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Smaller than D. Hydei (Hydei being 1\/8”)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Melanogaster fruit flies culture in about 14 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Maggots start appearing in about 4 days after re-culturing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Eggs start hatching in about 8-14 days.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e The culture is less likely to mold or crash\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e More forgiving to low humidity or incorrect temperatures. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Most cultures will have 2-3 booms, within 5-7 days between each one.  \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Each culture should produce 300+ fruit flies each time you re-culture it.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou can feed D. melanogaster fruit flies to the following...\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSmall surface-feeding fish\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMid-water feeding fish\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFrogs, salamanders and newts \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInsect-eating reptiles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInsect-eating plants\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMany species of invertebrates including mantids and scorpions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/Free_shipping_compact.png?v=1539932642\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch1\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\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2017-05-26T05:14:50-12:00","created_at":"2017-05-26T05:21:26-12:00","vendor":"Insect Sales.com","type":"Wingless Fruit Fly Culture","tags":[],"price":1599,"price_min":1599,"price_max":1599,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":30204153285,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Fruit Fly Starter Culture (Drosophila Melanogaster -Wingless)","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":1599,"weight":454,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":30,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/Starter_Mel.jpg?v=1495819288"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/products\/Starter_Mel.jpg?v=1495819288","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMelanogaster Starter Fruit Fly Culture - 100+ Fruit Flies!  \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach culture is made \u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003ewith OUR PROVEN FRUIT FLY MEDIA\u003c\/span\u003e containing all the vitamins, minerals, and color enhancers that your pets need to thrive. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe now designed the culture so that it won't slush during the shipping process.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe same culture at 4 days.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e                                    \u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e  \u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/insectsales.com\/pages\/fruit-fly-care-sheet\" style=\"color: #0000ff;\"\u003eClick here for the Fruit Fly Care Sheet\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFun Facts about the Drosophilia Melanogaster Fruit Fly\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Reaches 1\/16” fully grown\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Flightless but can easily climb smooth surfaces\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Smaller than D. Hydei (Hydei being 1\/8”)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Melanogaster fruit flies culture in about 14 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Maggots start appearing in about 4 days after re-culturing\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Eggs start hatching in about 8-14 days.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e The culture is less likely to mold or crash\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e More forgiving to low humidity or incorrect temperatures. \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Most cultures will have 2-3 booms, within 5-7 days between each one.  \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e Each culture should produce 300+ fruit flies each time you re-culture it.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\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\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou can feed D. melanogaster fruit flies to the following...\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSmall surface-feeding fish\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMid-water feeding fish\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFrogs, salamanders and newts \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInsect-eating reptiles\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInsect-eating plants\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMany species of invertebrates including mantids and scorpions\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0407\/0261\/files\/Free_shipping_compact.png?v=1539932642\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch1\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\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Fruit Fly Starter Culture (Drosophila Melanogaster -Wingless)

Product Description

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

 

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