Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Fly OR Fruit Fly Culture

74 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 2 days)
    £2.49
    £3.83
  • Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
    code: A318 Direct Despatch (Usually delivered in 2 days)
    £2.49
    £3.83

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 2pm (Mon-Thurs) for same day pack and send.
  • Freshness Guaranteed.
  • Livefood tubs made from 100% recycled material.

Latest Customer Reviews

  • Rating
    Date 26/07/2018 06:07am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Not that many flys from his culture - could be a one off.
  • Rating
    Date 23/07/2018 02:07am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Week later have not recieved
  • Rating
    Date 10/07/2018 09:07am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    All fruit were dead and all the eggs were rotting

    Staff response
    12/07/2018 00:07am

    I'm sorry to hear you've had a problem with your culture. This product is a culture, not a ‘Pre-Pack’. A ‘Pre-Pack’ is a tub of ready to use insects. A Fruit Fly Culture is a way of growing fruit flies in our pre-mixed medium, allowing you to get a continuous supply of flies over a period of time. The eggs are very small so you will not see them. The eggs will hatch as small white larvae and normally crawl around at the bottom of the tub, eating the food already provided. After about a week (the time varies depending on the temperature) the larva will stop moving and turn a light brown colour, this is known as a pupa. After a few days (this varies depending on temperature) the fly will emerge from the pupa. We always try to time our cultures so that the pupae are on the verge of emerging as adult flies when we send them out. This means that sometimes they will often look empty of flies (or dead), if the culture hasn’t matured enough. Leaving them for a day or two will allow the flies to emerge and they can then be fed to your animals. We have no record of an email from you on our contact page, can you confirm who you have been in touch with and we can get this looked into further?

  • Rating
    Date 03/07/2018 15:07pm
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    excellent product as described

    Staff response
    12/07/2018 00:07am

    I'm sorry to hear you've had a problem with your culture. This product is a culture, not a ‘Pre-Pack’. A ‘Pre-Pack’ is a tub of ready to use insects. A Fruit Fly Culture is a way of growing fruit flies in our pre-mixed medium, allowing you to get a continuous supply of flies over a period of time. The eggs are very small so you will not see them. The eggs will hatch as small white larvae and normally crawl around at the bottom of the tub, eating the food already provided. After about a week (the time varies depending on the temperature) the larva will stop moving and turn a light brown colour, this is known as a pupa. After a few days (this varies depending on temperature) the fly will emerge from the pupa. We always try to time our cultures so that the pupae are on the verge of emerging as adult flies when we send them out. This means that sometimes they will often look empty of flies (or dead), if the culture hasn’t matured enough. Leaving them for a day or two will allow the flies to emerge and they can then be fed to your animals. We have no record of an email from you on our contact page, can you confirm who you have been in touch with and we can get this looked into further?

  • Rating
    Date 15/05/2018 10:05am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    Long lived and very good qualaty
  • Rating
    Date 07/05/2018 06:05am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    Plenty of live specimens. Well packaged.
  • Rating
    Date 22/04/2018 20:04pm
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    When they came in about 2 days most of them were alive the odd 1 or 2 wasnt

    Staff response
    12/07/2018 00:07am

    I'm sorry to hear you've had a problem with your culture. This product is a culture, not a ‘Pre-Pack’. A ‘Pre-Pack’ is a tub of ready to use insects. A Fruit Fly Culture is a way of growing fruit flies in our pre-mixed medium, allowing you to get a continuous supply of flies over a period of time. The eggs are very small so you will not see them. The eggs will hatch as small white larvae and normally crawl around at the bottom of the tub, eating the food already provided. After about a week (the time varies depending on the temperature) the larva will stop moving and turn a light brown colour, this is known as a pupa. After a few days (this varies depending on temperature) the fly will emerge from the pupa. We always try to time our cultures so that the pupae are on the verge of emerging as adult flies when we send them out. This means that sometimes they will often look empty of flies (or dead), if the culture hasn’t matured enough. Leaving them for a day or two will allow the flies to emerge and they can then be fed to your animals. We have no record of an email from you on our contact page, can you confirm who you have been in touch with and we can get this looked into further?

  • Rating
    Date 12/04/2018 12:04pm
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    Quick delivery and good value for money.
  • Rating
    Date 23/02/2018 11:02am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    perfect condition when arrived

    Staff response
    12/07/2018 00:07am

    I'm sorry to hear you've had a problem with your culture. This product is a culture, not a ‘Pre-Pack’. A ‘Pre-Pack’ is a tub of ready to use insects. A Fruit Fly Culture is a way of growing fruit flies in our pre-mixed medium, allowing you to get a continuous supply of flies over a period of time. The eggs are very small so you will not see them. The eggs will hatch as small white larvae and normally crawl around at the bottom of the tub, eating the food already provided. After about a week (the time varies depending on the temperature) the larva will stop moving and turn a light brown colour, this is known as a pupa. After a few days (this varies depending on temperature) the fly will emerge from the pupa. We always try to time our cultures so that the pupae are on the verge of emerging as adult flies when we send them out. This means that sometimes they will often look empty of flies (or dead), if the culture hasn’t matured enough. Leaving them for a day or two will allow the flies to emerge and they can then be fed to your animals. We have no record of an email from you on our contact page, can you confirm who you have been in touch with and we can get this looked into further?

  • Rating
    Date 12/12/2017 13:12pm
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Fruit flies turned up dead or covered in liquid banana and no response from swell

    Staff response
    12/07/2018 00:07am

    I'm sorry to hear you've had a problem with your culture. This product is a culture, not a ‘Pre-Pack’. A ‘Pre-Pack’ is a tub of ready to use insects. A Fruit Fly Culture is a way of growing fruit flies in our pre-mixed medium, allowing you to get a continuous supply of flies over a period of time. The eggs are very small so you will not see them. The eggs will hatch as small white larvae and normally crawl around at the bottom of the tub, eating the food already provided. After about a week (the time varies depending on the temperature) the larva will stop moving and turn a light brown colour, this is known as a pupa. After a few days (this varies depending on temperature) the fly will emerge from the pupa. We always try to time our cultures so that the pupae are on the verge of emerging as adult flies when we send them out. This means that sometimes they will often look empty of flies (or dead), if the culture hasn’t matured enough. Leaving them for a day or two will allow the flies to emerge and they can then be fed to your animals. We have no record of an email from you on our contact page, can you confirm who you have been in touch with and we can get this looked into further?

  • Rating
    Date 04/12/2017 08:12am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Sent the wrong thing I got massive fruit beetle grubs that I can not use for any of my reptile and they where also dead. I had to rush around to get fruit fly for my frog thanks swell! When I imformed them they just want a picture e-mailed so I did that I received no response so I don’t even no if I will get the fruit fly

    Staff response
    12/07/2018 00:07am

    I'm sorry to hear you've had a problem with your culture. This product is a culture, not a ‘Pre-Pack’. A ‘Pre-Pack’ is a tub of ready to use insects. A Fruit Fly Culture is a way of growing fruit flies in our pre-mixed medium, allowing you to get a continuous supply of flies over a period of time. The eggs are very small so you will not see them. The eggs will hatch as small white larvae and normally crawl around at the bottom of the tub, eating the food already provided. After about a week (the time varies depending on the temperature) the larva will stop moving and turn a light brown colour, this is known as a pupa. After a few days (this varies depending on temperature) the fly will emerge from the pupa. We always try to time our cultures so that the pupae are on the verge of emerging as adult flies when we send them out. This means that sometimes they will often look empty of flies (or dead), if the culture hasn’t matured enough. Leaving them for a day or two will allow the flies to emerge and they can then be fed to your animals. We have no record of an email from you on our contact page, can you confirm who you have been in touch with and we can get this looked into further?

  • Rating
    Date 09/11/2017 12:11pm
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    Good quality flies. very yummy
  • Rating
    Date 06/11/2017 09:11am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    Fast delivery. Product conform to description.
  • Rating
    Date 12/10/2017 21:10pm
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Good quality loads of flies

    Staff response
    12/07/2018 00:07am

    I'm sorry to hear you've had a problem with your culture. This product is a culture, not a ‘Pre-Pack’. A ‘Pre-Pack’ is a tub of ready to use insects. A Fruit Fly Culture is a way of growing fruit flies in our pre-mixed medium, allowing you to get a continuous supply of flies over a period of time. The eggs are very small so you will not see them. The eggs will hatch as small white larvae and normally crawl around at the bottom of the tub, eating the food already provided. After about a week (the time varies depending on the temperature) the larva will stop moving and turn a light brown colour, this is known as a pupa. After a few days (this varies depending on temperature) the fly will emerge from the pupa. We always try to time our cultures so that the pupae are on the verge of emerging as adult flies when we send them out. This means that sometimes they will often look empty of flies (or dead), if the culture hasn’t matured enough. Leaving them for a day or two will allow the flies to emerge and they can then be fed to your animals. We have no record of an email from you on our contact page, can you confirm who you have been in touch with and we can get this looked into further?

  • Rating
    Date 14/09/2017 09:09am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    I can't recommend then enough swell is the number one place to use,
    After trying Northampton reptiles which is one of the worst company's ever.
    Stick to swell 100% trusted
  • Rating
    Date 21/08/2017 07:08am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Still not received!!!!!!!!!

    Staff response
    12/07/2018 00:07am

    I'm sorry to hear you've had a problem with your culture. This product is a culture, not a ‘Pre-Pack’. A ‘Pre-Pack’ is a tub of ready to use insects. A Fruit Fly Culture is a way of growing fruit flies in our pre-mixed medium, allowing you to get a continuous supply of flies over a period of time. The eggs are very small so you will not see them. The eggs will hatch as small white larvae and normally crawl around at the bottom of the tub, eating the food already provided. After about a week (the time varies depending on the temperature) the larva will stop moving and turn a light brown colour, this is known as a pupa. After a few days (this varies depending on temperature) the fly will emerge from the pupa. We always try to time our cultures so that the pupae are on the verge of emerging as adult flies when we send them out. This means that sometimes they will often look empty of flies (or dead), if the culture hasn’t matured enough. Leaving them for a day or two will allow the flies to emerge and they can then be fed to your animals. We have no record of an email from you on our contact page, can you confirm who you have been in touch with and we can get this looked into further?

  • Rating
    Date 11/08/2017 10:08am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    Plenty of live healthy flies, which was perfect for my spiders.
  • Rating
    Date 07/07/2017 13:07pm
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    Still waiting for them to try.