Common Fruit Fly

Drosophila melanogaster

Cultivar name: “Turkish Glider”



Culture cup:  $8

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 3 mm.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 60-90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Rotting fruit and laboratory diet.
  • Locality: None.

For tiny mouths, you need tiny food. Golden delicious fruit flies are top-tier feeders for dart frogs and nearly unrivaled prey for tiny arthropods like hatchling mantids, pseudoscorpions and true spiderlings. This is the standard, vigorous cultivar with a quick culture turn-over time and explosive adult emergence. Adults can hop and glide but are incapable of powered flight.

**Please discuss culture stage options with Roach Crossing prior to purchase. Fresh cultures can be made as-needed but producing cultures will need a few days to prepare.