Maintaining guttifera group flies

Food requirements

We grow these on banana food. We do not add any extra live yeast grains to the new culture vials.


18 - 25°C is the range they will grow at. They grow slower at the lower temperatures. Embryo to adult will take about 21 days depending upon the temperature.

Pupation conditions

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