Hyde’s Fruit Fly

Drosophila hydei

Cultivar name: “Flightless”


Culture cup:  $8

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 4.5 mm.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 65-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Moist.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Rotting fruit and laboratory diet.
  • Locality: None.

When Drosophila melanogaster won’t cut it, there’s Drosophila hydei. This species is slightly larger than melanogaster and reproduces slower. Like most fruit fly cultivars, it is flightless. However, keeping the culture above 85 degrees Fahrenheit will induce physiological changes enabling flight. This is the standard, black-bodied variety which tends to reach a larger adult size than other cultivars.

**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.