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Overall satisfaction

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Acquired: Bred invertebrate myself

Gender: N/A

Appearance

2/5

Temperament

5/5

Easy to handle

0/5

Visibility

5/5

Easy to keep

1/5

Health

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ActivityLevel

5/5

Fruit Fly culturing is a fun challenge

By

United States

Posted Sep 15, 2015

I take pride in my fruit fly culturing, because I have to keep myself motivated. It is tough!

I raise fruit flies to feed my poison dart frogs. I also use them as a snack/supplement for my green tree frogs, canyon tree frogs, green anole, and fish.

I keep my fruit flies in deli cups with a homemade media at the bottom for the flies to eat and lay eggs. The eggs develop into larvae and then cocoon before becoming adults.

I keep a smaller and larger species of fruit flies. The species are called melanogaster and hydei.

It really is rewarding to see my frogs grow big and strong all off of food I have provided without going to the pet store or relying on others (:

I encourage you to try this if you have pet frogs, spiders, fish, lizards, or other small critters that would snack on fruit flies. It is a fun challenge. Be prepared for failure initially. But you will get it down and feel like a boss!

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