Golden (Dark Eyed) Hydei Fruit Fly: Go-Large

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Golden body colour with dark eyes. Fast moving, non-flying fruit fly which promotes a good feeding response. 

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  • Mature
  • Intermediate
  • Newly Made

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Species Drosophilia hydei
Body Colour Golden
Eye Colour Dark
Size 2-3mm

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Golden (Dark Eyed) Hydei Fruit Flies: Go-Large

Why have our Go-large culture pots changed? Click here to find out 

What species of Fruit Flies do we sell?

Black (normal) / Golden Fruit Fly 
(Drosophila hydei)

At 2-3mm, they are ideal for small species such as frogs, lizards and inverts (mantises)


Small Fruit Fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)

At 1.5 - 2mm they are ideal for tiny species such as thumbnail dart frogs or neo natal frogs, lizards and inverts (mantises)



Choose between Go-Large or Standard sized cultures:

The standard size culture is suitable for those that have a few animals to feed. The Go-Large option was introduced to meet the demands of the serious frog breeder. Each culture has double the media (Drosophila Mix), in a pot that is double the size as the standard tub, resulting in double the production. The only thing we didn't double, was the price. So at an extra £1.50, you cannot go wrong.


Fruit Fly Life Stage Definition:

New Culture = Freshly made

Intermediate = Visible maggots & possible casts

Mature = Many visible casts and possible adults flies emerging


We will try our best to provide you with a culture that matches your choice. Remember to plan your fruit fly orders to ensure that you always have a steady supply, as we cannot always guarantee adult flies on arrival.


What if the life stage you want is not in stock? 

If ‘Mature’ stages are out of stock, order an ‘Intermediate’ stage. As all we will do is place an Intermediate culture to one side for you and wait for it to mature, and after all, you can do that yourself and use the flies the moment they hatch.


How do I Maintain the Fruit Fly Culture? – Easy

Once you receive delivery of your new culture/s, all you have to do is place it somewhere at room temperature (20 to 22 Celsius). Sit back and wait for the flies to pupate and emerge as adults. The time period for the culture to develop, pupate and adults to emerge may vary depend upon the developmental stage of the culture and the ambient temperature. Generally D. hydei take about 3 weeks and D. melanogaster take about 2 weeks to complete their life stages (from egg to adult fly) at 20 to 24 Celsius. 


Why choose Advanced Husbandry Fruit Fly Cultures?

All of our flies are breed here at Advanced Husbandry. Using the finest grade ingredients, we produce and use our very own media formula (Drosophila Mix), which you can buy directly from us to produce your own cultures.

We also use our very own fruit fly tubs (Standard size) which use a unique foam filter. This filter provides the best way to harvest your flies without the risk of having too many escapees; adding that extra safe guard if you were to accidentally drop the culture.


Live Food Delivery Information


Orders are sent out Royal Mail Monday through to Friday. When placing an order, you must be sure that someone can take delivery of the live food on the following day/s. In the event that your order does not arrive, please contact us. 


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Golden (Dark Eyed) Hydei Fruit Fly: Go-Large

Golden (Dark Eyed) Hydei Fruit Fly: Go-Large

Golden body colour with dark eyes. Fast moving, non-flying fruit fly which promotes a good feeding response. 

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