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    Default How to put Calcium + D3 on the fruit flies?

    Hi everyone I will start a cultivation of Drosophila, and I want to know when I will have the Drosophila, how can I will put it in the terrarium of my Dendrobates? Because Drosophila fly and I don't know how to suministrate the Drosophila for my Dart Frogs.
    My other question is how i will dust the Calcium + D3 on the fruit flies for my Dart Frogs? Thanks everyone.

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    Default How to put Calcium + D3 on the fruit flies?

    Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila hydei are flightless.....as long as you don't put them together, then they aren't flightless anymore.

    The way I dust them is by using a paper cup. I pour a little powder in, then I rub some powder around the sides of the cup (they can climb the cup but when the reach the powder they will fall off). Then I pour some flies in and swish them around.

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    I will do the culture of Fruit Flies by my own, I will not buy it i will put the "cream" in a type of bottle where the Drosophila of my home will lay their eggs? The Drosophila that comes from that eggs will not fly??

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    Default Re: How to put Calcium + D3 on the fruit flies?

    Where do you plannon getting the flies from?? The ones that often enter our homes can indeed fly. In that case it would be difficult if not impossible to dust them and it would also be inpossible for your frogs to get sufficient food from them.

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    Oh, I thought to get the flies from my home, I hear that for do it them to not fly for a moment is good putting them in the freezer for like 2 minutes and they will not fly for a moment, that is true?

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    Default Re: How to put Calcium + D3 on the fruit flies?

    I'm not sure if it's true or not but the frogs take more than just a moment to eat them. The one's your frogs don't eat will fly away and get into your house and fly around.
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    You are right, I will better buy a culture of Drosophila, tranks for your advice!

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    Default Re: How to put Calcium + D3 on the fruit flies?

    i use a small plastic bucket to first put a half a teaspoon or so powder in the bottom, then dump some ff in the bucket, and give a swish. then tap it and then gently coax them into the frog enclosure.
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    Oh, good idea, thanks!

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    Default Re: How to put Calcium + D3 on the fruit flies?

    I add the flies to a ( non-zip lock ) baggie >>> add the supplements to the flies >>> scoop the flies up into a lg test tube >>>> place the flies into the enclosure.

    If the dart frog(s) eats what you give it within 5 minutes ( or so ) then you are not adding enough flies

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    Thanks for the advice!

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