Largest fruit fly, winged non flying!
Hydei fruit flies, black
The flightless Drosophila hydei fruit fly is much larger than the Melanogaster fruit fly. It is the perfect size feeder for the nymph that is beyond smaller fruit flies, but isn’t ready for houseflies. The rate of reproduction in the Hydei culture is much slower, and you get 100’s of flies from a culture instead of thousands like the Melanogaster. We are now offering not only the Black Hydei, but we have the Golden Hydei fruit flies too! The Gold is the same size as the Black Hydei. When you receive maggots are already laid in the cultures. Give them time to develop, most times a small separate cup of extra flies are shipped with the culture to be added back to the culture as many get smashed in shipping and these replace those that died in shipping. Please note, maggots are hard to kill, don't throw cultures away without giving them the chance to develop, in most cases within a week you will see them develop into pupae. Give it a try and see how your bug eaters like it. They are cultured just like the black so nothing new is required to raise them. Don't forget that small fish, frogs, toads and other herps like them too!
PLEASE NOTE, WEATHER WILL EFFECT FLY IN SHIPPING, PLEASE CONSIDER THE WEATHER AND PURCHASE THE APPROPRIATE SHIPPING SUPPLIES TO KEEP THEM ALIVE. ALSO IF FLY IS OUT OF STOCK, AN APPROPRIATE SUBSTITUTE WILL BE SENT.