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Flightless Fruit Flies Culture

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Price: $7.50
Manufacturer: Fluker's Cricket Farm

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Price: $7.50

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Each Live Flightless Fruit Fly Culture contains 40-50 adult flies with medium. Live Fruit flies are a great option for feeding small lizards and many species of frogs. Cultures should be stored at room temperature and kept out of direct sunlight. Each culture of flightless fruit flies have a lifespan of about one month. Larvae will continually pupate from eggs laid by the adults in the culture. The flies have everything they need inside the container they are shipped in, just feed to your animal as needed. Regular fruit flies best kept at 70 - 75 degrees, Giant fruit flies best kept at 78 - 83 degrees.  Otherwise, culture could possible mold. 

We advise that the customer should never remove all of the fruit flies from the Fruit Fly Culture, a few should be left in the vial for breeders. This will increase the lifespan of the vial and result in the need to buy fruit flies less often.

Regular fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) are about 1/16"
Giant fruit flies (Drosphila hydei) are about 1/8"

Feeding Instructions:

Gently tap the top of the culture to knock the fruit flies to the bottom. Remove cover and shake out the desired amount. It is recommended that you dust your flies with a vitamin supplement such as Fluker's Repta-Calcium or Fluker's Repta-Vitamin prior to feeding them to your pet.


When will my order ship?
Orders placed before 3 pm CT will be shipped the same day provided the selected Shipping Service Level is available
that day. If not the order will be shipped on the following Monday. Weeks with holidays may vary. See chart below:
Shipping Service Level Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
FedEx Overnight
Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
FedEx 2nd Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
FedEx Ground Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
FedEx Home-Deilvery Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
FedEx Express Saver
3 Day
Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
USPS First Class
Est. Delivery: 2-7 days
Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday
USPS Priority Mail
Est. Delivery: 2-3 days
Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Same Day Ships Monday

  • Advise - please provide a valid physical address for shipping via FedEx. FedEx will not deliver to a P.O. Box. Orders shipping to a P.O. Box will need to be shipped USPS. 

Live Delivery Guarantee Spring/Summer/Fall
We Guarantee Live Delivery of your fruit flies order. Should you experience a problem we will issue a credit at our discretion the value of the lost insects. We do not credit, refund or guarantee the cost of shipping. The cost of shipping is final and non-refundable. We offer a great variety of shipping options. These option vary greatly in service level and price. Please pick the option best suited for your area and needs. You have 2 business days from receipt of your order to report a loss. Please report all claims promptly. Claims made after the 2 business day notification window will not be honored. To request a credit please call our sales team at 1 800 735-8537 or use our Credit Request Form.

Live Delivery Guarantee Winter
Fluker Farms guarantees live delivery when temperatures are as low as 16 degrees at the destination and/or regional sort facilities. While most fruit fly growers simply refuse to ship at temperatures below this threshold, Fluker Farms recognizes how much you rely on live insect for your pet’s nourishment and feel you should have a choice in the matter. Therefore, we provide the following options when the weather drops to 0-15 degrees (we will not ship to any areas below 0 degrees).

1) Ship Without Guarantee (SWG)-You can choose to have your fruit flies shipped when the night time temperatures are between 0-15 degrees by selecting the SWG option, however, we cannot guarantee live delivery and NO REFUND will be given for insects that do not arrive alive.

2) Hold For Weather (HFW)-If you choose the HFW option, your order may be held up to 7 days while we wait on improved shipping conditions. If after 7 days the weather doesn’t improve enough for your order to be shipped, it will be cancelled and any charges refunded.

For your convenience we offer a variety of shipping methods. Please choose the method that is best suited for the conditions in your area. Keep in mind that although Fluker Farms will replace any crickets that do not arrive alive (subject to the extreme weather policy outlined above), Fluker Farms DOES NOT guarantee any shipping charges. All shipping charges are final and non refundable. Please inspect your packages upon delivery and contact us immediately with any problems. All live insect claims must be made within 2 business days of delivery. To request a claim, please fill out our credit request form. All claims will be processed within 2 business days.

Go to Shipping Advisory to see if there are any advisories for your area. States listed in red currently have night-time temperatures of 15 degrees (F) or below: If you have any questions or concerns related to your state or our shipping policy please feel free to contact us or call (800) 735-8537.

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Product Type: Live Feeder Insects

Product Reviews

(9 Ratings, 8 Reviews) Average Rating:
Awesome Customer Service!
Blake Stevens (Lees Summit, MO) 4/19/2016 4:41 PM
Called about an issue with my order and customer service knew exactly what the issue was and resolved it right away. Awesome customer service! Side note, I wished they had photos of the actual product, large and small fly cultures, to give the customer a better idea of what they are buying. Thanks!
Wonderful Product!
Jodi Lees (Northport, AL) 4/9/2015 8:15 AM
I received my fruit flies in wonderful condition. Our froggy (kids tadpole experiment) is loving them. He's so tiny, but he loves them and it's only time I see him so animated is when he's catching his flies and eating them. I haven't had any problems, although I did make sure to have them sent express, I'm not sure if that would make a difference in whether they arrive alive or not. Anyway, I probably feed him a few too many, so I may be running out a week or two sooner than the estimated month, but I'll get better at it and all in all, a great, easy product!!! Thanks!
nathan felver (wapak, OH) 1/20/2012 5:18 PM
i just got my crickets in today and maybe 90% made it but i had them ship in the cold so i am vary happy i cant wait to see how long they last :) great trusted place
No problems!
Kyle Cain (Carlsbad, NM) 8/4/2010 2:16 PM
I got them today had no problems with dead ones or anything like that. My arrow frogs love them i just wished there was more in a vial to begin with.
Lindsey Raymond (Southbury, CT) 5/4/2010 3:43 PM
I want to say that when I emailed informing of the dead flies received in the first order they sent at no charge a replacement culture. This time the flies arrived in great shape.