Melanogaster Fruit Fly Media 3 lbs / 2.7 Quarts (makes 20 fruit fly cultures)-

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Josh's Frogs Melanogaster Fruit Fly Media is the best in the industry. Last year, we produced over 24 TONS of fruit fly media! Each bag of Josh's Frogs Melanogaster Fruit Fly Media contains 10+ cups of fruit fly media and one packet of bakers yeast. A bag of Josh's Frogs Melanogaster Fruit Fly Media makes 30 1/3 cup cultures or 20 1/2 cup cultures. 

Retains Moisture

The #1 killer of fruit fly cultures is low humidity.  Therefore, Josh's Frogs Fruit Fly Media uses powdered potatoes rather than potato flakes.  This not only allows for a more thorough mix of ingredients, but it also allows the media to hold more water.  This keeps the media from drying out and prematurely killing the culture.

Great Smell

Josh's Frogs Fruit Fly Media contains two natural anti-bacterial/anti-fungal ingredients.  This eliminates the nasty smell of a bacteria/fungi infected culture. Many customers compare the smell of our cultures to freshly baked bread.

High Yields

Bacteria, Fungus, and Molds compete for nutrients with the fruit flies.  Josh's Frogs Fruit Fly Media fights these invaders so your fruit fly cultures produce not only more fruit flies, but healthier fruit flies. We have the best producing fruit fly media on the market, and have been constantly perfecting it since 2004. We approach fruit fly culturing from a scientific standpoint, and produce over 1200 32oz fruit fly cultures a week. 

Packed with Vitamins and Color Enhancers

We believe that healthy fruit flies lead to healthy herps.  Therefore, Josh's Frogs Fruit Fly media is full of vitamins and color enhancers from natural sources. 


1. Mix ¾cup of boiling RO Water/bottled water with ½ cup of media.
2. Add a handful of excelsior to the cup.
3. Cover the cup and wait for it to cool.
4. Add 50-100 flies.
Cultures should be kept below 85 degrees and will start producing flies in 12-14 days. If the cultures seem to be drying out (or molding), spray with RO Water and use more water when making cultures. Josh’s Frogs recommends keeping the cultures in a plastic drawer system to prevent them from drying out. This media contains a mold inhibitor. Shake well before using. 

To see how to make a culture, check out our how-to guide.

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Melanogaster Fruit Fly Media 3 lbs / 2.7 Quarts (makes 20 fruit fly cultures)

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Great Stuff Review by Jon H
Like others, I agree this media is top notch. It is easily prepared and supports the overall health and robustness of the FF colony. (Posted on 9/4/14)
I wouldn't use any other fruit fly media Review by Neil
Josh's products are top of line and his customer service is second to none! (Posted on 7/11/12)
Good stuff Review by J Teezy
Stuff is great. Big fly booms, great smell, i'm happy (Posted on 5/9/12)
Topnotch Review by Riko
Josh's media is the best, hands down. (Posted on 3/1/12)
Untitled Review by Boyette Brandon
Smells very good, my fly cultures last for a long time. Good Stuff! (Posted on 3/17/11)
Untitled Review by eric powell
I love Joshs Frogs, great prices, selection, and awesome communication! That being said this media smells great when its dry and in a 5 week old culture it has no smell whatsoever, pretty amazing! (Posted on 3/17/11)
Untitled Review by Candy Lovejoy
This media produces a steady amount of flies and does not start to have an odor before the culture has expired. (Posted on 3/17/11)
Untitled Review by Matthew Willis
A great product. I have been using it for a very long time now and there is nothing, I mean, anything close to this media. Thanks for such a great product. (Posted on 3/17/11)
Untitled Review by Adam Hinkle
There is no joke about this media working great and smelling great! I did a side by side comparison of another major seller's media (Blue color) and this media. Well this stuff out performed the other by 5 to 1 flies and is still going strong, while the other lost productivity a week ago and has since been culled. Amazing media right here!!!! (Posted on 3/17/11)
This product is awsome... Review by Robyne
I got this media b/c i was in an emergency and i needed something that would work for me. I made a culture, and 2 weeks letter it was teaming the flys, it does smell great and it works wonderfully, i definetly recomend this product to people who do there own fly cultures. (Posted on 3/17/11)

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