Flightless Fruit Flies - D. Hydei


Image below shows approximate count (500 - 700) per order of 'Flies Only'.
That's a lot of food for your hungry mantis buddies!

d-hydei flies only
ADD THIS ITEM TO THE MANTIS MENU AFTER A WEEK OR TWO.
We recommend ordering this item soon after the egg case hatches. Melanogasters (1/16'') are the first meals, these larger hydei (1/8'') are twice the feast. Note: Your mantis will do best if fed a variety, such as this item along with silkworms and other appropriate sized prey.

These flies must be used right away or fed your own food. If that doesn't apply to you, perhaps you would be interested in these flies that come with the feeding culture. You'll find those HERE.

Drosophila Hydei is the scientific name for this fly. Our flies are genetically altered so their wing muscles are too weak to support flight, making it a well-suited feeder for your pets.