Flightless Fruit Flies - D. Hydei


USE THIS ITEM TO FEED YOUR PRAYING MANTIS AT 1 or 2 WEEKS OLD.

Drosophila Hydei is the scientific name for this fly. Our flies are genetically altered so their wing muscles are too weak to support flight. This item includes a feeding culture in which the flies will reproduce, allowing you to propagate hundreds and hundreds of fruit flies over the lifetime of the culture.

We recommend ordering this item WHEN the egg case hatches. The hydei culture will then take about two weeks to begin production (depending on temperature). The extra hydei flies that you receive with your order can be used to alternate feedings between the two types of fly - melanogaster and hydei. As production of hydei begins, switch to all hydei and other prey.

d-hydei culture

Image shows feeding culture and one container of d. hydei fruit flies as they are packed and sent to you. Upon receipt, place all the flies into the culture to begin the reproductive cycle. Or place 25-50 in the culture and use the rest right away.