Maintaining melanogaster: ficusphila subgroup flies

Food requirements

We grow these flies on our standard cornmeal food.

Temperature

18 - 25°C is the range they will grow at. They grow slower at the lower temperatures. Embryo to adult will take 12 to 20 days depending upon the temperature.

Pupation conditions

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