Husbandry Information for C. amoena

picture of amoena fly

Food requirements

We grow these flies on banana food with a 1 cm x 1 cm piece of dried apple. The vial is prepared by adding a few drops of filtered water to the surface of the banana food and mixing it up to the consistency of mashed potatoes. A piece of dried apple is then gently pushed into the food.

Temperature

18 - 25°C is the range they will grow at. They grow slower at the lower temperatures. Embryo to adult will take 20 to 25 days depending upon the temperature.

Pupation conditions

The addition of paper along the side of the vial is necessary for proper pupation. 

Special requirements

Combine older flies with newly-eclosed adults when setting up the vials. Change the adults to new vials every 5 days.