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Fruit Flies

Fruit flies (Drosophila species) are an easily cultured prey item for reptiles and amphibians that need smaller foods.

Drosophila melanogaster is a smaller (~1/16"), faster reproducing species, taking about 14 days to complete its life cycle. This is the species of fruit fly we recommend for beginners. Drosophila hydei is a larger species which takes longer to mature, taking about 21 days to complete its life cycle. These larger flies are about 1/8" long, and great for mantids, spiderlings, newly hatched reptiles, and small amphibians.

Josh's Frogs provides cultures that are freshly started, or already producing. We also provide all of the supplies that you need to culture fruit flies at home. Our Fruit Fly Media is world famous for its ease of use, cleanliness, and ability to produce massive amounts of flies. Josh's Frogs is the largest producer of 32 oz. fruit fly cultures - last year, we produced over 30,000 flightless fruit fly cultures!

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