Flightless Drosophila Hydei Fruit Fly Culture -


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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.


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  • temperatures during transit do not exceed 85 degrees

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 20 degrees

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Flightless Drosophila Hydei Fruit Fly Culture

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Untitled Review by Elen Sheryl
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 3/17/11)
Untitled Review by Crook Keith
Great value! I buy a freshly started and already producing culture every time I need more. The shipping is fast and each culture produces flies for 4 to 6 weeks. These cultures are also much cleaner than the ones from the local pet shops. All I have to say is: Josh, you're the man! (Posted on 3/17/11)
Untitled Review by John Pope
The order came very fast and the flies looked very healthy. The Maggots started hatching after a few days and I am already getting new flies after just over a week. I was so pleased after receiving my order that I iimmediatly ordered more supplies from Josh's Frogs (Posted on 3/17/11)
Untitled Review by adam webb
Everyone, but the Pope, should get their maggots from Josh's Frogs! Well done Josh! (Posted on 3/17/11)
Untitled Review by steve kline
buying cultures from josh has completly stoped me from culturing my own. speedy shipping and a great mix. (Posted on 3/17/11)
Untitled Review by Brittany Davis
The fruit flies are a good size for my Poison Dart Frogs, and this is the 3rd time that I am odering from Josh's Frogs, and I have never had a problem. Highly reccomend his fruit flies and accompanying products. (Posted on 3/17/11)
Untitled Review by Jarrett rottmund
Great product and excellent price. My original culture lasted well over a month and produced thousands of flies. The local pet store pays more than 3.99 per culture. (Posted on 3/17/11)

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