Flightless Fruit Flies (Drosophila melanogaster) Culture

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Flightless fruit flies are actually vinegar flies and not fruit flies at all.  They feed on decomposing fruit rather than attacking healthy unspoiled fruit like real fruit flies do.  They are not seen as a pest in fruit-fly free states like SA.  Read more about it here: https://www.preventfruitfly.com.au/understanding-fruit-fly/non-pest-species/ 

They are ideal for small invertebrates that require tiny feeder insects.  We feed them to most of our baby hatchlings of spiders, mantids, scorpions and centipedes.

You will receive one starter culture in a ventilated clear cup, along with 3mm wood wool and about 50-100 fruit flies.

The fruit fly medium at the bottom of the cup will be the food for the larvae that will emerge after about two weeks. The lifespan of one culture is roughly about 1 month, producing up to 500 flies. The flies are about 2.5mm big.  You will need to keep the culture at a temp between 20-27 degrees.

Here is a video showing how we contain and handle fruit flies when feeding baby jumpers:


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37 reviews for Flightless Fruit Flies (Drosophila melanogaster) Culture

  1. kristie g. (verified owner)

    Great for my jumping spiders! And they don’t get out the wholes in the mini box I also bought

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

  3. kristie g. (verified owner)

    It’s handy having smaller food for our jumping spiders on hand

  4. Anonymous

    Helpful service, accurate information and fast dispatch

  5. Glen B. (verified owner)

    Turned up quick & exactly what I ordered. Very happy. Thank you.

  6. Saul Aldridge (verified owner)

    A nice little culture, LOTS of little fruit fly snacks for my little buddy’s. 🙂
    Thanks Bug Frenzy

  7. Crystal (verified owner)

    Arrived well packaged. Thank you.

  8. Jean A. (verified owner)

    Great value for money, perfect size for my jumping spiders. Recommend

  9. Isabella MacLean (verified owner)

    Safely stored, they are starting to grow in population, amazingly packaged.

  10. daniel a. (verified owner)

  11. Nancy (verified owner)

    The quality and quantity of fruit flies is awesome. My jumpers alternate between them and the crickets from here. I feed them to the slings too. Thank you, Bug Frenzy, for top quality jumper food.

  12. Kylie McConnell (verified owner)

    well packed, lots of lovely flies ready to be eaten!

  13. Stefanie F. (verified owner)

    Arrived quickly and well-packaged with plenty of food, and lots of live flies.

  14. Brennen (verified owner)

    No complaints, got exactly what I ordered in good time.

  15. Rachel Tapper (verified owner)

    Packed carefully to ensure maximum comfort/minimal damage during postage. Huge thriving colony. Fantastic customer service!!

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  17. Charles F. (verified owner)

    The flies arrived very quickly and in great shape. Especially impressive so close to the Xmas holiday.

  18. Anonymous (verified owner)

    My little jumping spiders love these!

  19. Rachel Tapper (verified owner)

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  21. Tylah Edwards (verified owner)

  22. Ekaterina Iannella (verified owner)

    Great delivery. So many flies and package arrived super fast and packed really well.

  23. Rachel Tapper (verified owner)

  24. Nancy (verified owner)

    You can expect nothing but quality from Bug Frenzy. They never let me down. My slings love munch on these flies. Awesome quantity. Amazing g quality. Perfect size. Great price!

  25. kellie D. (verified owner)

    Had a couple of small problems with my purchase, I contacted these guys situation was resolved very quickly and with the greatest of customer service! Will definitely be a return customer thanks guys and gals

  26. Jessica (verified owner)

    My spiders love these!!!!

  27. sarah w. (verified owner)

    Stream lined process as always, and my Maratus Griseus slings love them.

  28. Tom (verified owner)

    Culture arrived in one piece and plenty of Drosophila emerged over the following days.

  29. Alex G. (verified owner)

    Arrived alive and well, great service. Very happy 🙂

    Image #1 from Alex G.
  30. Imogen (verified owner)

    Came secure and brimming with life! Perfect flies for my jumping spiders – they feasted like queens haha

  31. Crystal (verified owner)

    Always 10/10 service.

  32. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Arrived healthy and thriving , great feeders

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  34. Nancy (verified owner)

    Awesome quality & quantity. Thank you for top notch service, Bug Frenzy!

  35. gasparo (verified owner)

    fruit flies arrived in WA and were thriving …

  36. Crystal (verified owner)

    Lots & lots of fruit flies. Very happy.

  37. adam rathband (verified owner)

    These buggers are quick, tap tap tap em down. 😹

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