Fruit Fly Culture Drosophila melanogaster Wingless

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Drosophila melanogaster fruit fly cultures sold below in the dropdown menu in 3 sizes and in 2 shipping methods. Please read carefully and remember what you chose in the dropdown menu on this page as you then later select your shipping choice during checkout. If you order more than one culture of flies, I may have to write you for additional shipping funds.

1. The "small culture" is $3.00. It's just under 4 inches tall and one inch wide with a foam plug and produces flies for a month on average. This is usually enough to get a praying mantis or other small pet bug through the early couple instars (or molts). There is no additional cost, regardless of whether you'll be checking out with priority mail (no live guarantee when temps are outside 33-83) or express mail (live guarantee in all temps).

2. BEST VALUE The medium sized culture (black "shaker" lid) is $8.00, whether you order it with priority mail later at checkout (no live guarantee when temps are outside 33-83, including overnight lows the night before delivery) or express mail at checkout with a live guarantee in any weather that I ship it to you in. Choose "medium culture" in checkout and then during checkout choose either shipping method. 


We offer two options for shipping the large 32 ounce deli cup cultures.

3a. The large 32 oz. culture is just $8.00 if you later checkout with priority mail. Only purchase this if your temps are between 33-83 in your area, including overnight lows or it isn't live guaranteed. Choose in the dropdown menu the option "Large culture priority mail" and then later in checkout choose MATCHING Priority Mail at $14. (if you will later check out with express mail, select the crazy option below)

3b. If you must have a large 32 oz culture and will later be choosing express mail at checkout, I highly recommend you buy a medium sized culture for $8 instead of this large one. Why? Because the medium costs $8 to ship in our normal box but the large one requires a larger heavier box and I have to charge $25 for the culture (includes additional shipping fees of $17 beyond the $8 cost of the culture). So, if you must have a large culture and will later be checking out with express mail, choose the $25 option in the dropdown menu below and then later MATCH that with the $28 express mail shipping option at checkout.




Drosophila melanogaster flightless fruit flies
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