Drosophila melanogaster. Fruit flies are often found near unripe and rotted fruit and are an ideal species for behaviour and genetics studies. Vestigial or Short winged fruit flies are unable to fly. This is a recessive trait.
Chromosomal position: 2
Cultures: contain approximately 30 specimens as well as eggs, larvae and pupae.
Large Cultures: contain approximately 80 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.
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 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.
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.