Drosophila melanogaster. Fruit flies are often found near unripe and rotted fruit and are an ideal species for behaviour and genetics studies. Wild type fruit flies are the type you would find in nature and all look identical.
Chromosomal position: N/A
We purchase our mother cultures from the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Centre, strain Oregon-R-P2.
Cultures: contain approximately 30 specimens as well as eggs, larvae and subsequently pupae.
Large Cultures: contain approximately 80 specimens as well as eggs, larvae and subsequently pupae.
Males: contain approximately 30 specimens. We usually require 14 days notice to supply segregated males.
Virgin Females: contain approximately 30 specimens. We usually require 21 days notice to supply virgin females.
100 Adults: contain approximately 100 adults, both male and female.
All drosophila are bred, and sexed, in-house. This means we have the facilities to supply large or bespoke orders, please contact us for a quote.
All flies are dispatched on Mondays - please advise when ordering your preferred delivery week. If you require males or virgin females urgently please contact us before ordering.
If you wish to breed your flies we have ready prepared media tubes, as well as empty specimen tubes, quick-mix media and yeast. For media recipes and fruit fly facts read our live specimen care information.
The staff were extremely helpful and provided an excellent service.
Reliable specimens that give successful outcomes
Package arrived on-time and intact- great to have a heads-up on when to expect delivery. Very happy.