Drosophila melanogaster "apterous". Small flightless fruit fly about the half the size of a pinhead cricket. This form lacks any wings so tends to be the smallest form. The trade-off is that it it one of the least vigorous strains when culturing so yields are not as high. Now sold as a large 32 oz. size feeder culture. Produces up to a few thousand flies over a 3-5 week period. Yields may vary and are dependent upon usage, temperature and relative humidity, or other environmental conditions. (Easier than hydei) ATTENTION! We now offer standing orders for fruit fly purchases. Save an additional 25% off your order by calling 413-325-8179 to sign up!