Drosophila melanogaster. Fruit flies are often found near unripe and rotted fruit and are an ideal species for behaviour and genetics studies. Ebony body fruit flies are dark in colour; this is a recessive trait.
Cultures: contain approximately 30 specimens as well as eggs, larvae and pupae.
Males: contain approximately 30 specimens. We usually require 5 days notice to supply segregated males.
Virgin Females: contain approximately 30 specimens. We usually require 21 days notice to supply virgin females.
All flies must be sent by 1st class post (or special delivery) Monday - Thursday, please advise when ordering your preferred delivery date. If you require males or virgin females urgently please contact us before ordering.
Chromosomal position: 3
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.