Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Fly OR Fruit Fly Culture

91 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)
    £2.75
    £3.95
  • Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
    code: A318 Direct Despatch (Usually delivered in 2 days)
    £2.75
    £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 2pm (Mon-Thurs) for same day pack and send.
  • Freshness Guaranteed.
  • Livefood tubs made from 100% recycled material.

Latest Customer Reviews

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    Date 06/12/2019 00:12am
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    They all arrived dead
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    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
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    Culture doing fine all seem healthy
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    Date 02/09/2019 05:09am
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    They died 2days later. It could of been r end
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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 12/08/2019 06:08am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruit Flies
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    Boxes opened again. Last time I am ordering them with you.
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    Date 05/08/2019 17:08pm
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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.
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    Date 25/06/2019 22:06pm
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    Disappointed as I got the package like this as I received the box crushed the flys and Woodlice, I saved what I could..
    Not blaming swell but the people delivering it..
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    Date 26/04/2019 06:04am
    Swell Livefood Flightless Fruitfly Culture
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    Excellent service and item
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    Date 13/03/2019 09:03am
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    Packed culture, lots of larvae, bargain price.
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    Date 02/03/2019 22:03pm
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    Great number of flys easy to catch without losing them out the box I bought these for my 3 praying mandids and they have all taken to them very well.
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    Date 18/02/2019 00:02am
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    Always in good condition.
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    Date 23/01/2019 11:01am
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    Arrived mostly safe, few casualties but that's to be expected with post. Lasting a long time, will buy again.
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    Date 02/01/2019 18:01pm
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    Always in perfect condition, and the containers are excellent for keeping small insects.
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    Date 26/07/2018 06:07am
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    Not that many flys from his culture - could be a one off.
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    Date 03/07/2018 15:07pm
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    excellent product, as expected
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    Date 15/05/2018 10:05am
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    Long lived and very good qualaty