How to breed fruit flies for pet food

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PostT.C. on 11/3/2016, 11:32 pm

Save a little money, and look into raising some fruit flies for your pets food. Check out this link.
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Postpannaking22 on 1/10/2017, 10:56 am

You'll want to keep an eye on mite levels as well (didn't see that while quickly scanning through). If mite levels get too high, freeze the whole thing and start over. You can also put something sticky around the bottom of the cup and that'll help catch all the mites.
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Postant_genius on 1/13/2017, 2:48 pm

Flightless fruitflies are a better option. Placing them in a setup decreases the chances of them escaping and leaving your insects hungry, given you have a secure lid.
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Postmothman27 on 1/14/2017, 2:53 pm

An easy way to get tons of flies it a bait trap with rotting fruit. You'll get hundreds, literally.

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PostCanadian anter on 1/14/2017, 7:22 pm

you should always get the flightless ones. those are the ones I have and they're pretty darn hard to contain even without wings. I can't imagine trying with flying ones
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PostSamkeepsants on 1/16/2017, 10:29 am

Here is a link to some recipes I found I am going to try the first one
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