Cup-O-Flies system includes the 6" container w/mesh lid and 3 portion cups & water crystals. .Also now comes with sample food. Use one cup for the pupae, one for the food that is alredy added and one for the water crystals. Take a few crystals maybe 8 to 10 and put in portion cup and add a little warm water. When crystals are fully grown discard any extra water. This is now ready for the flies to suck the water off of with no chance of drowning.
Cup-O-Flies/mesh lid & Water crystals
Directions for Cup-O-Flies: Place a small layer of Pine Wood Chips or Natural Wood SawDust into one of the cups inside the Cup-O-Flies Container and the amount of Housefly or Blue Bottle fly pupae you want to hatch on top of the Chips. Put another small amount of Pine Wood Chips into the second small cup which will be used for water (so the flies do not drown) or just wet the portion cup foam is included instead of the chips. Add Fly Food in the last small cup, (we also use the Humidity Foam for the water cup, giving you many products and options for your feeder insects). Seal the lid tightly, and flies will begin hatching in a few days. Allow the flies to eat and drink before feeding them to your pet. To minimize escaping flies when transferring them into your pet’s enclosure, put the Cup-O-Flies container into the refrigerator which will put the flies into a dormant state (or in the freezer for 90 seconds). Once the flies stop moving, open the container, pull out the three small cups, and pour the dormant flies into the pets habitat. It is less work to purchase our tweezers and just pick the flies out with them. Before sealing the Cup-O-Flies, add more pupae, (Please see Feeder insect care sheets) Honey or Fly Food and water if needed.