Maintaining cardini group flies

Food requirements

We grow these flies on banana food.


18 - 25°C is the range they will grow at. They are circumtropical flies. Embryo to adult can take 12-16 days depending upon the temperature and the species.

Pupation conditions

The flies will typically crawl up the sides of the vial in order to pupate, and then will shrivel and die. The vials must be papered in order to generate large numbers of healthy pupae.