Can some of you guys let me know about your personal experiences with breeding these little fellas? Any problems you may have encountered, how you cared for brand new babies, etc. It would help and thank you.
Fruit flies are super easy. Just save any big plastic or glass jars (pasta sauce) you find for future cultures. I don't know what comes in the kit but I got a culture from petsmart once, some excelsior moss for them to lay eggs on, and then a big thing of fruitfly media powder from joshsfrogs.com (which will last me forever by the way). And that's really the only costs associated with it. I use old jars with a little piece of fabric over the top secured with a rubber band and every 2 or 3 weeks make some new media, dump some flies in from the old culture and bam! New culture going. I make 2 cultures at a time in case one fails. I'd make more if I had a use for them right now... But when my mantis ooths hatch or if any brev eggs ever hatch (I think she just laid a clutch last week) then I'll be glad to have them around.If I buy a fruitfly kit at lllreptiles does it come with instructions on how to raise them? If not will you guys let me know how to raise these little guys please?
If you give them food and places to lay eggs all you have to do it wait. They're very good at making more of themselves without any real motivation. If the kit comes with live flies then just order them at the same time. Mine prefer tiny crickets over fruitflies.Thank you so much for the helpful info on fruitflies. I plan to buy a kit from flchams and try to breed my own. Are they easy to get breeding?