Husbandry Information for D. subsaltans

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 30 days depending upon the temperature.

Pupation conditions

The addition of paper along the side of the vial when there are many larvae present is helpful, but this is a source of mold.

Special requirements

This species has a strong tendency to become mold infested. The best solution we have found so far is to turn adults to new vials every week. This allows us to maintain many vials of this stock, knowing that some will need to be thrown away because of the mold.