Posts in category Fruit Flies

Brewer’s Yeast

Brewer’s Yeast
Brewer’s Yeast (dried Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a great source of B-vitamins, protein, omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and trace minerals. The proteins present in brewer’s yeast are highly digestible, and a great source of vital amino acids. Brewer’s Yeast is also a great source of energy. At Josh’s Frogs, we use [...]

Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies
Fruit Flies are a commonly cultured live feeder insect for a variety of herps that require smaller foods. There are 2 species of fruit flies that we work with at Josh’s Frogs – Drosophila melanogaster and D. hydei. Both have their pros and cons. This section contains the following articles: Culturing Fruit Flies – a video an [...]

Life Cycle of a Drosophila hydei Frui...

Life Cycle of a Drosophila hydei Fruit Fly Culture
Josh’s Frogs Drosophila hydei Fruit Fly Culture by Zach Brinks

Life Cycle of a Drosophila melanogast...

Life Cycle of a Drosophila melanogaster Fruit Fly Culture
Josh’s Frogs Drosophila melanogaster Fruit Fly Culture by Zach Brinks

How To Culture Fruit Flies

How To Culture Fruit Flies
Using a Josh’s Frogs Fruit Fly Culturing Kit by Zach Brinks Want to learn more about keeping reptiles and amphibians? Want to hear about the latest products and be informed about current sales at www.JoshsFrogs.com? Enter your name and email below! Name(required) Email(required) To learn more about fr [...]

Mortal Enemies – Fruit Flies and Wint...

Mortal Enemies – Fruit Flies and Winter
Some Helpful Hints and Tips to get your Flies through the Cold Introduction Fruit Flies (Drosophila sp.) are one of the most popular feeder insects for those animals that require smaller prey items, such as poison dart frogs. Unfortunately, these typically easy to culture insects often encounter difficulties with colder weather. This blog en [...]

Josh’s Frogs Fruit Fly Overview

Josh’s Frogs Fruit Fly Overview
Providing Quality Fruit Flies Since 2004 Introduction Since 2004, Josh’s Frogs has produced our own fruit fly media and cultures. Demand for both products continue to grow, and we thought we’d share what goes in to providing thousands of high quality fruit fly cultures to the pet trade. Media Let’s start by discussing Josh [...]

Which Fruit Fly is Right for Me?

Which Fruit Fly is Right for Me?
A Comparison of Drosophila melanogaster and D. hydei Introduction Fruit flies (Drosophila sp.) are a common feeder insect when animals that require small prey items are involved, such as dart frogs. Although several different species have made the rounds in the hobby, 2 have consistently been cultured over the years, and remain the most comm [...]

Culturing Fruit Flies

Culturing Fruit Flies
Fruit flies are one of the easiest feeder insects to care for. Each 32 oz fruit fly culture includes all the food and water the flies will need for months. The culture will continue to produce flies for at least 2 months. Freshly Started Hydei Cultures will start to produce flies you can feed to your animals in 17-21 days. Freshly Started Me [...]

Surface area in Fruit Fly Cultures: E...

Surface area in Fruit Fly Cultures: Excelsior or Coffee Filters?
One of the most common variables overlooked in culturing fruit flies is the surface area used. I have seen cultures with everything under the sun used as surface area. The two most common sources of surface area in fruit fly cultures are coffee filters or excelsior. Each has their pros and cons. For best results, coffee filters need to be fol [...]

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