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Old 29th October 2017   #1
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Good Morning All!

I am interested in starting to breed some wingless fruitflies and have a couple of questions if you can help me out here. What kind of set up would you recommend? Do you know or any step by step guides to set up a culture? Are the wingless flies from a local shop good enough to start with? Lastly, how quickly do they multiply? I appreciate all the support! Thank you!



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Old 30th October 2017   #2
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There are lots of recipes for fruit fly media online. I buy the prepared media from New England Herpetoculture.
There are two primary species of fruit flies available- you probably want the hydei, which is larger. I would but a starter culture from New England Herpetoculture, Reptile Deli, or one of the others. You will then be able to see how they are contained and set up.
Fruit flies multiply rapidly, and it is easy to set up new cultures. For me, the only difficult part has been keeping pest fruit flies from sneaking into my cultures and taking over.



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I've been culturing ffs for years and its fortunately extremely easy to do in tall (32 oz) deli containers. You can make your own media; however, rather than go through the trial and error of that, you might want to check out Josh's Frogs online - they are currently where I get my media and they also sell cultures of the popular ff species at competitive prices....



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Thanks guys! I'll look into those suggestions!



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