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Drosophila hydei is a larger fruit fly at 3mm in size. This makes it the ideal choice to feed to the larger species of Dart Frogs, such as Dendrobates Tinctorius, Auratus, Leucomelas, Ameerega, Mantella, Hyalinobatrachium, Geckos, and many more.
Drosophila hydei fruit flies (AKA Hydei) are high in protein and an excellent food source for a huge variety of small to medium animals, including fish, reptiles, birds, spiders, mantis and amphibians.
Fruit flies are an excellent food for dart frogs, tree frogs, chameleons, mantids, 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 Fruit flies are sold in a 32oz deli container with a poly fabric vented lid. Our Fruit fly culture media is a homemade mixture. We utilize the antifungal properties of vinegar, and as such their may be a faint vinegar smell to the culture.
When ordering, please specify if you require a freshly started culture, or one in full bloom.