The image above shows feeding culture and one container of
d. melanogaster fruit flies as they are packed and sent to you. Upon receipt, place 25-50 in
the culture. The others are ready to be used right away or in the near term.
Image below shows approximate count (500 - 700) per order of 'Flies with Culture' or 'Flies Only'.
USE THIS ITEM TO FEED YOUR PRAYING MANTISES THAT HAVE JUST HATCHED.
You should order this item with your praying mantis egg case. Or, order our Praying Mantis Kits that come with the flies.
The praying mantis egg case can hatch anywhere from a week to a month after you receive it.
This item comes with extra flies to use very soon should your case hatch very soon.
After a period of a week or two (depending on temperature), the flies will begin reproducing inside the feeding culture shown above,
providing a continuous source of food for whenever your praying mantis egg case hatches.
We see it all the time- Folks have no food when their egg case hatches, they are caught off guard. Order now and don't be unpleasantly surprised
with very hungry mantis babies when the egg case hatches.
Drosophila Melanogaster is the scientific name for this fruit fly.
Because it does not have wings, it will not fly, making it possible to easily use
as a food source for your pets. This item includes a feeding culture where the
flies will reproduce, allowing you to propagate hundreds and hundreds of fruit flies over the lifetime of the culture.