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FLIGHTLESS / WINGLESS FRUIT FLIES
FRUIT FLY CULTURES

(Drosophila Melanogaster / Drosophila Hydei)

Fruit Flies

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Are you looking for an excellent source of protein for your fish or exotic pet?  Flightless Fruit Flies are high in protein, nutritious, low in fat and provide essential amino acids that are ideal for aquarium fish, birds, new born lizards, amphibians, scorpions, spiders, mantis and even carnivorous plants.  In fact, surface feeding fish eat our flies voraciously.

Depending on the temperature, Recorp Flightless Fruit Fly Cultures are self-propagating meaning it can take as little as 7 days (for the D. Melanogaster) and up to 14 days (for the D. Hydei variety) to begin producing hundreds upon hundreds of flies for up to a month.  The rapid lifecycle means a constant supply of food for your pet(s).

WILL FRUIT FLIES FLY AWAY?

Definitely not!

Our Fruit Flies Do Not Fly. Our fruit flies are specifically bred to be flightless so you never have to worry about them buzzing around your head.  They are also completely harmless.

CONTROLLING THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR FRUITFLY CULTURE

Optimum reproductive rate occurs at temperatures around 80°F (26°C).  If you reduce this temperature to 60°F (15°C) reproductive rates slow extending the feeding time from one culture.  From our experience, fruit fly cultures thrive at room temperature.

Experienced feeders can opt to raise a limited number of flies (say about 50) at any given time.

HOW TO FEED YOUR PET?

Before feeding your pet, take your fruit fly container, ensure the lid is still on tight and lightly tap the container against a hard surface.  This will ensure the fruit flies fall to the bottom of the container and won’t escape.  Now, remove the lid and gently tap the container over your pet's feeding area until the desired number of flies fall out.

TYPES OF FRUIT FLIES

We offer two kinds of fruit flies: the wingless Drosophila measuring 1/16 inch and the flightless Drosophilia Hydei measuring 1/8 inch.  Please let us know your preference when ordering.



Note: As with any species, do not feed an exclusive diet of only one insect.  In the wild, all animals that feed on insects will eat 50 or more varieties, giving the animal a varied vitamin and mineral intake.  As pet owners or breeders, we must approximate the feeding habits and the best way to do this is by feeding an exotic mix of bugs.

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