Drosophila hydei is a larger fruit fly at 3 mm in size. This makes them the ideal live food choice to feed to the larger species of Dart Frogs, such as Dendrobates Tinctorius, Auratus, Leucomelas, Ameerega, Mantella, Hyalinobatrachium. These flightless fruit flies are also a great food source for Baby Praying Mantis, Micro Geckos, like mourning geckos and phelsuma klemmeri, baby viper geckos and many more small geckos.
Fruit flies are an excellent food for dart frogs, baby tree frogs, praying mantis, baby chameleons, anoles, salamanders, newts, many kinds of lizards, spiders, scorpions and more! Unlike other feeders like crickets, fruit flies can not be “gut loaded” This is why it is highly recommended that they be dusted with the vitamins and minerals that your frogs will need at the time of feeding.
All of our flightless fruit flies are raised and sold in a 32 oz deli container with a poly fabric vented lid. Our Fruit fly culture media is a mixture that we have developed and tested over many years and have made THOUSANDS of fly cultures with it. We utilize the anti fungal properties of vinegar, and as such their may be a faint vinegar smell to the culture.
When ordering your Hydei Fruit Fly culture, please specify if you require:
Stage 1 – Freshly Made Culture -These cultures are typically made within the week and have adult flies already laying eggs
Stage 2 – Halfway There – These cultures are made between 2-4 weeks ago and already have some maggots crawling around
Stage 3 – Producing Fruit Flies – These cultures are already producing fruit flies (or will be very shortly) they are ready to feed directly to your pets
If you’re looking for a slightly smaller fruit fly to feed to your pets, please check out our D. Melanogaster
Winter Tip- Winter is tough on Fruit Fly cultures and they will benefit from a light misting weekly to keep them humid, and productive. You can also place them in a covered plastic tote to help retain humidity. Hydei fruit flies are hardy and can survive a wide range of temperatures and humidity. However they will truly thrive at temperatures between 22-26°C and a humidity of 50-60%
Our Flightless Fruit Flies are available for sale and shipping in Canada only or pick up in Calgary by appointment