Blue Bottle Fly Pollinators
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We ship you 250 larvae with a small ice pack for the journey.
If not used on delivery, Blue Bottle Fly larvae must be refrigerated between 33 - 39° and will keep for several weeks, the crisper of your fridge is the best spot!
The larvae are intended for pupation into a Blue Bottle fly; they will likely pupate en route to you and be in chrysalis form when they reach you.
Blue Bottle flies are replacing the use of cutter bees and honey bees in large walk-in cages pollinating vegetable crops including broccoli, lettuce, garlic, peppers, onions, carrots, radishes, cauliflower, buckwheat, sunflowers, and canola.
They work in greenhouses readily whereas bees tend to get depressed.
We ship them to you in the dormant larval stage and will pupate then hatch within 48 hours at 80 degrees F.
They are grown on fish - free from pollen, mold, or bacteria. The only contact they have had is with fish and aspen shavings we pack them in.
Q. What can I feed them in my enclosure?
A. The easiest thing to feed them is a brown sugar and honey mixture. You spread a thin layer of honey on a non-absorbant surface (e.g. a small Styrofoam plate) you will place in the area, then sprinkle brown sugar around the edges (the smell of the brown sugar is more of an attractant).
For a less messy method, you can feed them a powder mixture of dry bee pollen, powdered sugar, and powdered milk. For moisture, you can offer them some orange slices for a water source.