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Fruit Fly Media Culture Kit w/choice of Fruit Flies Included (MAKES 6 CULTURES

Fruit Fly Media Culture Kit w/choice of Fruit Flies Included (MAKES 6 CULTURES

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This is a complete media kit, pre measured so you just dump the media, add hot water, stir and go. Choice of flies included, if you want them! This kit will make 6 cultures. I use Repashy Supefly for the media and not some generic mix.

  • 6 - bags of media (pre-measured)
  • 6 - 32oz deli cups
  • 6 - 32 oz vented lids (insect proof)
  • 6 - portions of Excelsior (better than coffee filters)
  • 6 - labels for cups so you can keep track of date media was made

Directions:

  1. Empty one packet of media into a 32oz cup
  2. add 2/3 cup of hot or boiling water into cup and media (2 thirds, not 2 or 3 cups)
  3. Stir until blended. The media should be at the consistency that if you tap it on the counter, the media will flatten out. Add water in small amounts until you reach the consistency desired.
  4. Wait until the media is cooled off (about an hour depending on the temp of the water or faster if you put it in the refrigerator).
  5. Add about 50 flies to the cup (easier without the excelsior being in the cup)
  6. Add a portion of excelsior to the cup so that the bottom touches the media
  7. Close with provided lid
  8. Write date on the provided label and stick to the cup

Turkish Glider Melanogaster
Drosophila melanogaster 'Turkish Glider' 

 

 

 

 

  • Turkish Glider Melanogaster are the smallest size of fruit flies at 1/16"
  • Turkish Glider Melanogaster are a winged and slightly darker than the Golden or Common Wingless Melanogaster
  • This winged form of melanogaster can 'glide' short distances making for a more active feeder enticing even the pickiest of eaters
  • Turkish Gliders produce fast and consistently with cultures producing every 1-2 weeks depending on temperature
  • Cultures should be kept between 70°F - 80°F. Under 70° cultures will start to slow down and not reproduce. Above 80° cultures could develop the ability to fly
  • Cultures will begin producing in about 2 weeks

Golden Hydei 
Drosophila hydei 'Gold'

 

  • Golden Hydei are the largest size of fruit flies at 1/8"
  • Golden Hydei are a lighter color form of the popular dark colored hydei fruit fly
  • Although Golden Hydei fruit flies have wings they are unable to fly or flutter
  • Cultures should be kept between 70°F - 80°F. Under 70° cultures will start to slow down and not reproduce. Above 80° cultures could develop the ability to fly
  • Cultures are made fresh weekly and the offspring of these cultures can make several new cultures
  • Fruit Fly Cultures will begin producing in about 3 weeks

Hydei Fruit Fly
Drosophila hydei

 

  • Drosophila Hydei are the largest size of fruit flies at 1/8"
  • Hydei Fruit Flies are a great small feeder option for smaller sized reptiles, frogs, inverts and more!
  • Although Hydei fruit flies have wings they are unable to fly or flutter
  • Cultures should be kept between 70°F - 80°F. Under 70° cultures will start to slow down and not reproduce. Above 80° cultures could develop the ability to fly
  • Cultures are made fresh weekly and the offspring of these cultures can make several new cultures 
  • Cultures will begin producing in about 3 weeks

Wingless Golden Melanogaster
Drosophila melanogaster 'golden delicious' 

 

 

 

 

  • Golden Delicious Wingless Melanogaster are the smallest size of fruit flies at 1/16"
  • Golden Delicious Wingless Melanogaster are a wingless and lighter color form of the common D. melanogaster
  • This wingless and golden form of melanogaster allows for easy breeding and booming cultures in short time
  • Cultures should be kept between 70°F - 80°F. Under 70° cultures will start to slow down and not reproduce. Above 80° cultures could develop the ability to fly
  • Cultures will begin producing in about 2 weeks

Wingless Melanogaster (common)
Drosophila melanogaster 

 

 

 

 

  • Wingless Melanogaster are the smallest size of fruit flies at 1/16"
  • Wingless Melanogaster are a wingless and darker in color than the "Golden Delicious"
  • This wingless form of melanogaster allows for easy breeding and booming cultures in short time
  • Cultures should be kept between 70°F - 80°F. Under 70° cultures will start to slow down and not reproduce. Above 80° cultures could develop the ability to fly
  • Cultures will begin producing in about 2 weeks

When comparing with other sellers, please factor in whatever shipping they ask for in the total price. My shipping is free priority mail shipping. I ship Monday to Thursday if you want the flies, as it's usually 2-3 day delivery and the flies shouldnt sit around over a weekend in a box (USPS does not guarantee delivery on Sundays). I ship Monday-Saturday if you only want the kit and no flies.



**Please Note: The flies are LIVE insects and as such, they are subjected to probably less that ideal conditions during shipping. If you have die-off, please contact me immediately so we can work something out. The flies may be dead but the larvae in the eggs will still be viable and will produce. Prompt Communication with me is the key as I want you to be happy with your purchase. I am a hobbyist like you and not a profit making business.**
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