So I noticed some larger maggots in with some of my fly cultures...what the heck are they? How did it happen? What do I need to do...kill the cultures, or are they ok?
I hate those damn things! They always end up in the cultures i purchase from petco. I guess the little drilled holes at the top give them easier access.JOHNNY said:Joe, I have this problem from time to time my self. They are more than likely carion flies. The flies lay their eggs on the tops of the containers and the tiny maggots bore right through the cloth screens. I would trash the cultures, the carion fly maggots grow much faster than Drosophila maggots exhausting the cultures. Neither the adult flies or their larva are excepted by the frogs as food. They are the scourge of many herpetoculturists and bugfarmers.
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