Image above 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.
Image below shows approximate count (500 - 700) per order of 'Flies with Culture' or 'Flies Only'.
USE THIS ITEM TO FEED YOUR PRAYING MANTIS AT 1 or 2 WEEKS OLD.
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.
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.