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Freshly Started Flightless Drosophila Hydei Fruit Fly Culture

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4.7 out of 5 stars


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About This Product

LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED if your temps fall within our LAG (read here). Please check your temps before ordering!

This is one of Josh's Frogs Fruit Fly Cultures, containing Drosophila hydei, and will be 0-5 days old when you receive it. Drosophila hydei are about 1/8" and are an ideal food for poison dart frogs, fish, praying mantis, young frogs and toads, and other reptiles, amphibians, or captive animals that require small foods. Each culture is made with Josh's Frogs World Famous Fruit Fly Media, containing vitamins, minerals, and color enhancers that make our cultures produce an amazing amount of flies! Josh's Frogs sold over 80,000 Fruit Fly Cultures in 2014, making us the largest producer of Fruit Fly Cultures in the world! Don't forget to dust fruit flies with a quality calcium and multivitamin supplement to ensure optimal nutrition for your pets!

For optimal production, Josh's Frogs Drosophila hydei Fruit Fly Cultures should be kept at 75-78F and 60-80%. Josh's Frogs Drosophila hydei Fruit Fly Cultures will be 2-6 days old when you receive them!

Flightless Fruit Fly Cultures should NOT be fed from until 15-17 days after receiving them!


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 0 and 85 °F.
  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Based on 26 reviews

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Jarrett rottmund

5.0 out of 5 stars


Great product and excellent price. My original culture lasted well over a month and produced thousands of flies. The local pet store pays more than 3.99 per culture.

Robert W

5.0 out of 5 stars


great product

Brittany Davis

5.0 out of 5 stars


The fruit flies are a good size for my Poison Dart Frogs, and this is the 3rd time that I am odering from Josh's Frogs, and I have never had a problem. Highly reccomend his fruit flies and accompanying products.

steve kline

5.0 out of 5 stars


buying cultures from josh has completly stoped me from culturing my own. speedy shipping and a great mix.

adam webb

5.0 out of 5 stars


Everyone, but the Pope, should get their maggots from Josh's Frogs! Well done Josh!

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