Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Fly

105 reviews

Reduce your dependence on reptile shops by creating your own colony of reptile livefood. This Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Fly allows you to generate loads of tasty nutritious flies for your reptiles. This product is ideal for poison arrow frogs, small day geckos, small newts, salamanders and hatchling chameleons. A great food source for your pets!

Products

  • Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
    code: A318FLY Direct Despatch (Usually delivered in 3 days)
    £2.89
    £3.95
  • Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
    code: A318 Direct Despatch (Usually delivered in 3 days)
    £2.89
    £3.95

Product Information

Flightless fruit flies (a species called Drosophila) are an ideal live food for small amphibians and reptiles, such as poison arrow frogs, small day geckos, small newts, salamanders and hatchling chameleons. The flies live for approximately 1 month, provided in a self-contained tub which needs no maintaining aside from being kept in a cool place.

Flightless Fruit Fly CULTURE information:

In comparison to the pre-pack of Fruit Flies, this product is in fact NOT a pre-pack, much to the confusion of some customers. It is a Culture, which is a method of growing fruit flies in our pre-mixed medium, allowing you to get a continuous supply of flies over a longer period of time.

The eggs will appear very small, so you may not be able to see them. These eggs will hatch into small white larvae, normally crawling at the bottom of the tub, eating the already provided food. Approximately after a week, depending on the temperature, the fly will emerge from the pupa.

We always try our best to time the culture, so that the pupae are on the verge of emerging as adult flies when we send them out. This can sometimes mean that the culture will appear either empty, or the flies will look dead. This is normal, and if left for a couple of days to mature, it should allow the flies to emerge so they can be fed to your reptiles.

We supply our customers with the most nutritious live food available. Bred in ethical conditions in the United Kingdom, our live food is despatched direct from the breeder on a next day service to guarantee it arriving in tip top condition. Our live food is always fed exceptionally to ensure it will be a tasty nutritious meal for your reptile pets. Buy with confidence that your parcel will arrive exactly as described.

Why buy Swell Livefood?

  • Lowest price guaranteed
  • Despatched from a UK based breeder.
  • Order before 12pm (Mon-Thurs) for same day pack and send.
  • Freshness Guaranteed.
  • Livefood tubs made from 100% recycled material.

Latest Customer Reviews

  • Rating
    Date 07/09/2020 06:09am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    lots of healthy flies.. came well packaged and our mantis is very happy
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    Date 04/07/2020 11:07am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    They are all alive and healthy.
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    Date 20/06/2020 07:06am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    Quite a lot in the box, my froglets enjoy hunting these. They can walk up the tank walls and escape easily though so have to cover the vents
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    Date 15/06/2020 20:06pm
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    Half of the fruit flies are stuck to the food and dead
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    Date 06/06/2020 10:06am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Very happy with the service
  • Rating
    Date 23/05/2020 09:05am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    Well packages, no deaths in shipping
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    Date 04/05/2020 06:05am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Good quality food for frogs
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    Date 28/04/2020 14:04pm
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Very fast delivery, excellent service, very good livefood. Thank you !
  • Rating
    Date 24/04/2020 08:04am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    Very happy with my purchase and arrived in just a few days.
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    Date 15/03/2020 10:03am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Trsnsferd to a bigger container there thriving
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    Date 14/01/2020 07:01am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Good sized culture with a few flies having hatched on arrival with many more since.
  • Rating
    Date 06/12/2019 00:12am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    They all arrived dead
  • Rating
    Date 17/09/2019 23:09pm
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Always so healthy on arrival, well packaged and come with everything needed to keep them alive.
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    Date 11/09/2019 10:09am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Culture doing fine all seem healthy
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    Date 19/08/2019 07:08am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    In good condition when received
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    Date 05/08/2019 17:08pm
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    The quality control on this product is unacceptably poor. I ordered two pots, one pot was full and as a purchaser would have expected. The other contained less than 25% of the pot's volume in culture and none of it was viable - a complete waste of money. I understand that live food is inherently variable, but shipping the pot 75% empty is asking to disappoint customers.