View Single Post
Old 20th May 2015   #2 (permalink)
rachel1
Member
 
rachel1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Nationality:
Posts: 464
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: rachel1 has given good advice and informationrachel1 has given good advice and informationrachel1 has given good advice and information
Default Re: Steer away from Petco fruit flies!

Wingless is a recessive mutation, but occasionally winged flies can crop up if the stock isn't maintained well. And since its dominant, it can ruin the whole bloodline. Always give a new culture a good knock and make sure everyone falls when disturbed to avoid a face full of flyers in the future! If anyone is buzzing around in there when you shake them up, open it outside, and away from your face. :) I order my flies from Snailtail.com, because I'm too lazy to culture my own. I'm sure mantids would love the flyers, though! Just put the winged flies in the fridge for a couple seconds or so to paralyze them before feeding them out. They'll start flying again as soon as they warm up.
rachel1 is offline   Reply With Quote