We produce our own fruit fly stock of both Drosophila hydei and melanogaster, allowing you to choose not only which species you want, but also allowing you to order the life stage of your culture as either new, intermediate or mature.
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Black (normal) / Golden Fruit Fly
At 2-3mm, they are ideal for small species such as frogs, lizards and inverts (mantises)
Small Fruit Fly
At 1.5 - 2mm they are ideal for tiny species such as thumbnail dart frogs or neo natal frogs, lizards and inverts (mantises)
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.
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.
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.
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
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Orders are sent out Royal Mail 1st Class from Monday through to Friday. Winter season, Monday to Thursday; this is to ensure that you receive you order fresh and that your order doesn't spend its weekend in a delivery depot. 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. We cannot place notes to the delivery personal, e.g. Please leave with neighbour, as we cannot guarantee that it will be read. If you need to, we can always send the order to your work address, or directly to an address that you know is viable.