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Flightless fruit flies are the standard food item for dart frogs. These small insects are easy and inexpensive to culture, and along with a good quality powdered calcium and vitamin supplement, can provide a complete diet for dart frogs.

At this time, we offer Drosophila melanogaster as our only flightless fruit flies.  Mites have been a persistent issue in hydei cultures, and we have yet to find a starter culture colony that is not affected by them. 

Melanogaster flies are easy to culture, and very productive. The primary requirement is an area where the fly cultures can be kept that is in the mid seventies.   For more information see the link to the caresheets below.

 

 
PLEASE NOTE THAT SHIPMENT OF FRUIT FLIES DURING BOTH COLD AND HOT TEMPERATURES CAN BE RISKY. OUR LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEE STATES THAT WE GUARANTEE LIVE ARRIVAL OF FLIES ONLY IF THE TEMPERATURES AT EACH END ARE AT OR ABOVE 20 DEGREES, OR AT OR BELOW 82 DEGREES.  HOWEVER WE WILL EXTEND OUR GUARANTEE ANOTHER TEN DEGREES DOWN AND ANOTHER 20 DEGREES UP, IF YOU FOLLOW THE RECOMENDATIONS BELOW!
 
IF TEMPS WILL BE ABOVE OR BELOW OUR RECOMMENDED CUTOFFS, THEN WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHOSE SECOND DAY SHIPPING AND HAVE THE BOX HELD FOR PICKUP AT A NEARBY FED EX OFFICE OR SIMILAR FACILITY. ( GROUND SERVICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE AND IS ACCEPTABLE TO USE IF YOUR SHIPMENT SHOWS AS BEING GUARANTEED IN TWO DAYS). IN MOST CASES, HAVING YOUR BOX SENT TO A FED EX LOCATION WILL RESULT IN YOUR BOX BEING READY FOR PICKUP BY NOON THE SECOND DAY FOLLOWING SHIPMENT!  THE SMALL INCONVENIENCE OF NOT HAVING YOUR FLIES DELIVERED TO YOUR ADDRESS IS MINOR COMPARED TO THE MORE SIGNIFICANT INCONVENIENCE OF DEAD OR DAMAGED CULTURES.
TO HAVE YOUR BOX HELD FOR PICKUP,  FIND THE ADDRESS OF THE LOCATION NEAREST YOU, AND ENTER IT IN THE "SHIP TO" ADDRESS BOX IN THE SHOPPING CART AS YOU ARE CHECKING OUT.  PLEASE PUT A NOTE IN THE MESSAGE BOX THAT YOU ARE USING FED EX SO WE CAN PROPERLY CREATE YOUR SHIPPING LABEL. 
THANKS!!
 

 

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