Husbandry Information for D. auraria

Food requirements

We grow these on our standard cornmeal food. They prefer this to the recipe Bloomington uses for cornmeal food.


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

Pupation conditions

The flies will typically crawl up the sides of the vial in order to pupate.

Special requirements

The literature states that they need light or they wonâ??t mate.