Maintaining repleta: mercatorum subgroup flies

Food requirements

We grow these flies on cornmeal food


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