Fruit Fly (Drosophila melanogaster) wingless culture (FRESH) - 32 oz
A fresh culture of D. melanogaster wingless fruit flies. Please read our DOA policies on flies under the information tab.
This culture has just started (2-5 days old) and will come pre-seeded with 50-75 wingless fruit flies packed in FrogDaddy Media. It will take approximately 7-14 days to produce flies from when you receive it depending on environmental conditions (60-65 degrees may take 14 days, 78-81 degrees typically takes 5-7 days).
If you make your own cultures from producing cultures, fresh from day 1 take around 9-20 days depending on temperature.
You can keep cultures in an enclosed bin with a small amount of ventilation with a heat pad on LOW to increase humidity and speed up breeding if you are in a dry, cool climate.
Under absolutely optimal conditions (79 degrees and 60+% humidity), you may have new flies in less than 10 days.
Please review our fruit fly care sheet for additional information.