Hydei Fruit Fly Culture (flightless)
Size: 32 oz container with 20-40 flies
Drosophila hydei is a species of fruit fly in the Drosophilidae family. They are 1/8th of an inch long making them great for larger dart frog species, tree frogs, lizards, praying mantids, and even fish. The flies offered are flightless and are fairly easy to maintain. When cultured consistently the amount of hydei flies produced is outstanding. Ideal temperatures are 75-78F with 60-80% humidity.
Directions: When starting new cultures use 20-40 young flies and older flies mixed (if possible) as males and females hatch and reach sexual maturity at different rates. They typically have one huge population boom around day 21 where the culture fills up with hundreds of flies overnight. When this happens it is wise to feed out the majority of the newly emerged flies as this boom may happen again 5-7 days later. Feed out any remaining flies and dispose of the culture by day 35.