Maintaining polychaeta group flies

Food requirements

We grow species in this group on 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 20 to 25 days depending upon the species and the temperature.

Pupation conditions

The flies will typically crawl up the sides of the vial in order to pupate. The addition of paper helps if you are trying to expand the stock.