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Flightless Drosophila Hydei Fruit Fly Culture -

$4.99

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This is one of Josh's Frogs Fruit Fly Cultures, containing Drosophila hydei, and will be 0-5 days old when you receive it. Drosophila hydei are about 1/8" and are an ideal food for poison dart frogs, fish, praying mantis, young frogs and toads, and other reptiles, amphibians, or captive animals that require small foods. Each culture is made with Josh's Frogs World Famous Fruit Fly Media, containing vitamins, minerals, and color enhancers that make our cultures produce an amazing amount of flies! Josh's Frogs sold over 80,000 Fruit Fly Cultures in 2014, making us the largest producer of Fruit Fly Cultures in the world! Don't forget to dust fruit flies with a quality calcium and multivitamin supplement to ensure optimal nutrition for your pets!

For optimal production, Josh's Frogs Drosophila hydei Fruit Fly Cultures should be kept at 75-78F and 60-80%. Josh's Frogs Drosophila hydei Fruit Fly Cultures will be 2-6 days old when you receive them!

Flightless Fruit Fly Cultures should NOT be fed from until 15-17 days after recieving them!

For more information on making cultures, feeding animals, or culturing issues check out our Fruit Fly Culture Informational How-To articles.


Live Insect Shipping Schedule


Most orders placed by 4pm EST (Monday-Friday) will ship same day depending on your choice of shipping carrier. To know when your order will ship, refer to our complete live insect shipping schedule below.



  • FedEx Home Delivery will ship out Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • USPS Priority Mail will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express 2 Day will ship Monday-Wednesday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express Priority Overnight will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST. Saturday delivery is available for an extra $15. You must call in your order for Saturday delivery option.


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To get a shipping quote for your order, add the items to your cart and click on "Shipping Estimator" in your cart. Shipping prices are based on distance the package will travel and the weight of the total order. 


Josh's Frogs 3 Day Live Insect Life Insurance Policy


Our policy covers all live insect shipments that fall under the following requirements:


If live insects shipped via 2-3 day service:



  • temperatures during transit do not exceed 85 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 20 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt


If live insects shipped via 1 day service: 



  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 10 degrees


Claims on Live Insect Orders



  • We must be contacted within the first 3 days of the package arriving

  • Customer must be able to provide a picture via email if asked


We will not replace or refund any live insects after 3 days after arrival of the package. For our full policy visit the 3 Day Live Insect Life Insurance Policy section of our website.

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My Dart frog are in heaven! Review by Monica
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My babies are about 6-8 months old and been on 1/8 fruit fly and oh boy do they go to town like fat boy loves cake ;)

But now I have moved up and never seen them this happy! Thanks Josh's Frogs (Posted on 3/6/2016)
Best feeders from Josh's Review by Philip
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Got my fruit flys in. The culture was already booming when I opened it. Nice fat flys. Properly cultured. My new go to place for feeders. Thanks again! (Posted on 3/4/2016)
Great Review by Rena
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The shipping was excellent and quick, and the culture arrived lively. My spiderlings love them. (Posted on 12/27/2015)
excellent product Review by Jeff
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First time ordering flies and very impressed. Great customer service, great packaging and great culture. A++++
(Posted on 12/19/2015)
Great Review by B
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This culture produces many more cultures! Our animals couldn't keep up with how many flies they produced! (Posted on 10/25/2015)
Excellent product ! Review by Pmkls1
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My culture arrived fast, well packaged, and in great shape. I'll definitely be making more purchases from here in the future. (Posted on 8/22/2015)
again...give it time Review by Rowdy
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don't feed to early or youll mess up the culture. wait until it booms and then youll have lots of flies. nice, fat flies for your larger frogs. (Posted on 8/5/2015)
Like Review by Elizabeth
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When I pay enough attention, I'm fairly successful at keeping a culture going. I do tend to have trouble over the winter, though this year I did better because I date labelled each one, and had an alert set to remind me to start another. Still, I lost them and have to start again, probably because they are more prone to mold and susceptability to cold than melangoster. (Posted on 4/1/2015)
Like Review by Elizabeth
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When I pay enough attention, I'm fairly successful at keeping a culture going. I do tend to have trouble over the winter, though this year I did better because I date labelled each one, and had an alert set to remind me to start another. Still, I lost them and have to start again, probably because they are more prone to mold and susceptability to cold than melangoster. (Posted on 4/1/2015)
Untitled Review by Elen Sheryl
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These cultures are a great value. They produce an abundant quantity of flies, and Josh's customer service in unsurpassed. My dart frogs just love them. (Posted on 3/17/2011)

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