Husbandry Information for D. prosaltans

Food requirements

We grow these on our standard 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 25 days depending upon the temperature.

Pupation conditions

The flies will typically crawl up the sides of the vial in order to pupate, but the addition of paper along the side of the vial when there are many larvae present is helpful.

Special requirements

This species has finicky females. When you transfer them to new food it may take them up to a week to begin laying eggs even if they are sexually mature.