Flightless Fruit Flies Hydei

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Your Price $11.99
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Flightless Fruit Fly Culture - Drosophia hydei

The Drosophila Hydei is the larger species of the flightless fruit flies. Typically being 1/8" which is very similar in size to a week old cricket. This prolific breeder makes a great feeder for all small reptiles, amphibians and more!

Cultures are aged between 1-7 Days old.

A staple food for a large variety of smaller animals. For example, Dart Frogs, Baby Chameleons, Baby Geckos, Spiders and Betta Fish Love them!

Keep your culture at a comfortable room temperature, ideally around the 75°F range.Remember, the colder it is, the slower the production of flies will be. If you require fewer flies, try to keep the culture at a cooler temperature.

About 80° F is ideal for maximum fly production, try not to let the temperature fall below 60 - 65° F.

The culture will continue to produce new flies for around 4 weeks. Maximum production occurs during the first two weeks and slows down from there.

Do not put the culture in the sun or expose it to fumes of any kind. Remember the flies hatch daily so make sure to feed off fruit flies regularly.The less you feed off the more food will be eaten and your culture will not last as long as possible.


We ship Monday-Thursday with Fedex from Georgia depending on your location. We only ship to one day zones on Friday. These locations are GA and SC. Check out our online specials to get new deals weekly!

Live insects tend to die in a warehouse if they sit over the weekend. All guaranteed shipments will be released to shipping only if the package can avoid the weekend wait.

If your shipment is damaged in transit, DO NOT REFUSE THE SHIPMENT! Please accept the shipment and call us to make other arrangements. If you ship your package back to us, we will incur an additional charge from FedEx and YOUR GUARANTEE WILL BE VOID WE WILL NOT REPLACE OR REFUND YOUR ORDER

Shipping chart to determine if your order will ship if placed before 2:00P.M. EST
Live Insects Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Friday
FedEx Ground/ Home Delivery Yes Yes Yes Yes* No
FedEx 2nd Day Air Yes Yes Yes No No
FedEx Standard and Priority Overnight Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Dry Goods (No Live Products) Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Friday
FedEx Ground/ Home Delivery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FedEx 2nd Day Air Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FedEx Standard and Priority Overnight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

* Only for Home Delivery orders that can arrive at a residential home by Saturday. No Businesses on Thursday for Ground or 2nd Day Air.

Cut-off time for same day shipping is 2:00P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

• Contact us within 24 hours of your shipment delivery for DOA.

• We only guarantee shipments of 500 or more crickets.

• Live arrival guarantee is voided if the shipment doesn’t meet the requirements for temperatures and shipping method:

  • 29◦F and lower no guarantee
  • 30◦F-50◦F Overnight with weather protection
  • 51◦F-80◦F Ground/ Home Delivery/ 2nd Day Air
  • 81◦F-85◦F Standard overnight with weather protection
  • 86◦F-90◦F Priority overnight with weather protection
  • 91◦F and higher no guarantee

• For all reshipments there is a $4.95 reshipment fee.

• Never refuse a shipment this results in no replacement shipment and another shipping fee paid by you.

• We do not ship to P.O. Boxes.

• Incorrect addresses will result in a $16.00 fee.

• Shipping to an apartment someone must be home. FedEx will not drop off package.

• Your shipment can be shipped to an approved FedEx Hub however your shipment must be sent overnight.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for more detailed information.


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