Pisces Fly Pupae are a nutritious, high protein live food & a valuable supplement to the diets of many animals.
Pisces fly pupae is available active (live) or deactivated (frozen).
Pisces live pupae are bred to produce live flies. The fly has a complete metamorphosis with distinct egg, larva or maggot, pupae and adult stages. Pupae will stay dormant under refrigeration, hatching into adult flies only at warm temperatures. Pupae are orange coloured early in the cycle and blacken as they approach hatching time.
Storage Live Pupae
When kept at room temperature, the pupae should start emerging within 4-5 days from despatch. A little condensation might appear on the inside of the tub during this period. This is common and is not a problem. However, if you would like to keep the pupae for longer, simply refrigerate the tub at about 6°c. The maximum period for refrigeration is 2 weeks, after this period the hatching rate decreases.
How to feed
If a small amount of flies are needed, simply take a teaspoon of pupae from the fridge and put them into your animal enclosure. A few days later flies will emerge and become a pleasant snack for your pet.
Pisces Frozen Pupae are bred to be consumed at the pupae stage. During production, they are frozen and will not hatch into flies, therefore preventing fly outbreaks. Pupae is more easily digestible than maggots and thus making a better live food. Pupae are immobile until hatching and provide a challenge for captive animals who will crack open the shell and remove the soft, delicious pupae.
Storage Frozen Pupae
Fly pupae can be kept in the fridge for two weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Just remember to defrost the pupae before feeding.
How to feed
Since they don't move, some animals may take a little while to become interested in the pupae. Mix your pupae with live mealworms. The mealworm movement will create the illusion that the pupae are alive which will help entice even the fussiest feeder to try this delectable product.
Frozen pupae are available in 50g, 100g & 500g tubs & 1kg bulk. Live pupae are available in 25g & 500g tubs & 1kg bulk