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.
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.
100 Adults: contain approximately 100 adults, both male and female.
Chromosomal position: 2
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.