Bug Breeding Supplies & Kits

All our bug breeding supplies + kits!

 
 

Excelsior

Pure Shredded Aspen Excelsior

Excelsior
A critical component of fly cultures, excelsior offers the flies much more surface area to climb on within the culture. Our excelsior is crafting-grade, not lower quality (i.e. dustier) packing grade.
 
 

Fruit Fly Breeding Kit - Melanogaster

Featuring our best-selling NEHERP fly media!

NEHERP Melanogaster Fruit Fly Breeding Kit
Our highest quality, best selling fruit fly culture kits sold with or without flies to help make things as inexpensive & easy as possible. Our easy to use "no mix" media is the best we've tested for Melanogaster flies in terms of production, longevity, and smell. Our mix works great with D. hydei, too if you work with both species of flies. Includes everything you need to build 10, 25, 50, or 100 cultures using our super-high yield NEHERP fly media! For more info on our media, check out the description on our bug breeding supply page.
 
Kit Contents:
10 Culture Kit: 1.5lbs fly media, 1 gallon excelsior, 10 32oz deli cups, 10 vented lids, active yeast (+1 opt. fly culture)
25 Culture Kit: 3lbs fly media, 2 gallons excelsior, 25 32oz deli cups, 25 vented lids, active yeast (+2 opt. fly cultures)
50 Culture Kit: 5lbs fly media, 3.5lbs excelsior, 50 32oz deli cups, 50 vented lids, active yeast (+4 opt. fly cultures)
100 Culture Kit: 10lbs media, 10lbs+ excelsior, 100 32oz deli cups, 100 vented lids, active yeast (+6 opt. fly cultures)
 
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Select A Kit Size Below:
 
NEHERP Fruit Fly Culture Kit X 10
10 Culture Kit
Make your own fruit fly cultures for just $1.86/ea!
 
Customize Your Kit:
If Live Culture Selected, Specify Melanogaster Variety:
 
 
 
NEHERP Fruit Fly Culture Kit X 25
25 Culture Kit
Make your own fruit fly cultures for just $1.57/ea!
 
Customize Your Kit:
If Live Culture Selected, Specify Melanogaster Variety:
 
 
 
NEHERP Fruit Fly Culture Kit X 50
50 Culture Kit
Make your own fruit fly cultures for just $1.40/ea!
 
Customize Your Kit:
If Live Culture Selected, Specify Melanogaster Variety:
 
 
 
NEHERP Fruit Fly Culture Kit X 100
100 Culture Kit
Make your own fruit fly cultures for just $1.34/ea!
 
Customize Your Kit:
If Live Culture Selected, Specify Melanogaster Variety:
 
 
 
 

Fruit Fly Breeding Kit - Hydei

Featuring our best-selling NEHERP fly media!

NEHERP Hydei Fruit Fly Breeding Kit
Our highest quality, best selling fruit fly culture kits sold with or without flies to help make things as inexpensive & easy as possible. Our easy to use "no mix" media is the best we've tested for Hydei flies in terms of production, longevity, and smell. Our new NEHERP Hydei Fly Media works best with hydei flies. Includes everything you need to build 10, 25, 50, or 100 cultures using our super-high yield NEHERP fly media! For more info on our media, check out the description on our bug breeding supply page.
 
Kit Contents:
10 Culture Kit: 1.5lbs fly media, 1 gallon excelsior, 10 32oz deli cups, 10 vented lids, active yeast (+1 opt. fly culture)
25 Culture Kit: 3lbs fly media, 2 gallons excelsior, 25 32oz deli cups, 25 vented lids, active yeast (+2 opt. fly cultures)
50 Culture Kit: 5lbs fly media, 3.5lbs excelsior, 50 32oz deli cups, 50 vented lids, active yeast (+4 opt. fly cultures)
100 Culture Kit: 10lbs media, 10lbs+ excelsior, 100 32oz deli cups, 100 vented lids, active yeast (+6 opt. fly cultures)
 
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Select A Kit Size Below:
 
NEHERP Hydei Fruit Fly Culture Kit X 10
10 Culture Kit
Make your own Hydei fruit fly cultures for just $1.94/ea!
 
Customize Your Kit:
If Live Culture Selected, Specify Hydei Variety:
 
 
 
NEHERP Hydei Fruit Fly Culture Kit X 25
25 Culture Kit
Make your own Hydei fruit fly cultures for just $1.63/ea!
 
Customize Your Kit:
If Live Culture Selected, Specify Hydei Variety:
 
 
 
NEHERP Hydei Fruit Fly Culture Kit X 50
50 Culture Kit
Make your own Hydei fruit fly cultures for just $1.46/ea!
 
Customize Your Kit:
If Live Culture Selected, Specify Hydei Variety:
 
 
 
NEHERP Hydei Fruit Fly Culture Kit X 100
100 Culture Kit
Make your own Hydei fruit fly cultures for just $1.39/ea!
 
Customize Your Kit:
If Live Culture Selected, Specify Hydei Variety:
 
 
 
 

Fruit Fly Breeding Kit - Repashy Media

Featuring Repashy Superfly fly media, great for D. hydei flies

Repashy Fruit Fly Breeding Kit
(Discontinued 20 culture kit shown for example. Now sold in Repashy's new jars!)
 
With Repashy changing the packaging from bags to jars, we've revised our Hydei kits to match. Kits are now available in 10, 30, 60qty, with each pound of media making 10 cultures according to the manufacturer. Repashy's Superfly media is one of the the highest-yielding medias we've tested for Hydei thus far, and we're sure you'll love it too. Kits are available with or without flies for your convenience; and include everything you need to build successful Hydei cultures.
 
Hydei Fly Breeding Kit Contents
10 Culture Kit: 1.1lb fly media, 1 gallon excelsior, 10 32oz deli cups, 10 vented lids, active yeast (+1 opt. fly culture)
60 Culture Kit: 6.6lb fly media, 3.5lbs excelsior, 60 32oz deli cups, 60 vented lids, active yeast (+4 opt. fly cultures)
 
(The 30 Culture kit has been discontinued, since Repashy discontinued the 3.3lb Superfly size)
 
 

Fruit Fly Culture Containers

High Quality FabriKal 32oz Deli Cups & Vented Fabric Lids

Fruit Fly Culture Containers
We offer only the highest quality Fabri-Kal brand cups, to ensure cultures won't bend or crack easily. These 32oz containers are the same type used for every fly culture built & sold by NEHERP! Commonly used for breeding fruit flies and other insects. We are proud to offer our high quality vented fabric culturing cups & lids at some of the lowest shipped price anywhere online.
 
 

Isopod Breeding Kit

All the supplies you need to breed isopods yourself!

Isopod Breeding Kit
Isopods are a great vivarium microfauna species, and this inexpensive solution has got everything needed to get started breeding Isopods. The kit includes a special substrate mix, sterilite 6qt container, and a 3oz jar of Repashy Bug Burger. Isopods love Bug Burger (Pic: Isopods munchin') - a very high quality all in one food source. Besides Bug Burger, misting every other day is usually the only other maintenance needed to breed these super easy, nifty little critters. Isopods are available on our live insects page. Every 3oz of bug burger feeds a single isopod culture for 2-3+ months.
 
Isopod Breeding Kit
Options:
Note: Live isopods sold separately
 

Mite Related Quick Menu

(These products can be found with individual descriptions on our meds & chemicals page.)

Mite Related Quick Menu
When breeding fruit flies & microfauna, avoiding harmless detritivore mites is critical for long term success. While most mite sprays are intended for use with reptile (predatory) mites, each works just as well against detritivorous species. Help reduce the risk of mites entering your cultures use any of the available mite sprays on surfaces, the outsides of the cultures, and by settling cultures on mite-sprayed paper towels. These few tips can really help with any mite problems. For more detailed info on each product, visit our Meds & Chemicals page.
 
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NEHERP 'Original' Fruit Fly Media

Our best selling, #1 performing Fruit Fly Media

 
NEHERP Fruit Fly Media
Carefully developed & constantly tweaked over the course of 7+ years, our premium Original NEHERP Fruit Fly Media is precisely formulated to maximize the lifespan & production of your flies. Our media produces extremely quickly (larvae usually visible in under a week!), smells great, and continues to produce for a long period of time. It is extremely absorbent and requires no mixing while making cultures, so they can be built extremely quickly without a mess. Each bag sold includes free active yeast (to maximize production & longevity), and complete instructions on how to build your own cultures. In our most recent testing of our V.4 media against 3 other brands, ours proved to be the best fruit fly media in terms of longevity & production for D. melanogaster flies. (It works well with D. hydei, too.) You won't be disappointed! Each pound of our media concentrate makes 10 32oz fly cultures when mixed to our instructions. (About 2 cultures more per pound than most other brands!)
 
For the best results, always follow our quick & easy instructions
 
Select A Quantity Below:
 
Option 1
NEHERP Fly Media
15 Culture Amount
$10.49
 
 
 
Option 3
NEHERP Fly Media
50 Culture Amount
$32.49
 
 
 
Option 4
NEHERP Fly Media
100 Culture Amount
$57.99
 
 
 
Option 5
NEHERP Fly Media
200 Culture Amount
$99.99
 
 
 
Note to bulk-order clients: We've made the decision to drop the bucket-quantity from our lineup. FedEx's dimensional weight costs were making shipping the bulky buckets significantly more expensive than we'd like. Plus, the bucket itself was nearly 10X more pricey than a multiple-bag option. On the bright side, our heat-sealed, resealable food grade bags will actually provide you with a longer-lasting product! Just be sure to open one bag at a time, and re-seal it when you aren't using it. (Fresher media produces better than old, air-exposed, stale media) Hopefully the new extra large bags will help us help you! :-)
 

NEHERP Hydei Fruit Fly Media

NEW! A specially formulated version of our #1 selling NEHERP Fly Media!

 
NEHERP Hydei Fly Media
Developed on the backbone of our best-selling original NEHERP Fruit Fly Media, and thanks to the help of the hobbyist community, NEHERP Hydei Fruit Fly Media is finally available for public purchase! It's been one full year since we made it available for our newsletter subscribers back in 6/15, and we're glad to say the results & feedback have been overwhelmingly positive. Anyone who's purchased Hydei flies from NEHERP in the past 10 months has already seen what the media can do! :-) Like our original media, the Hydei mix produces extremely quickly, smells great, and continues to produce for a long period of time. If you have experience with our 'Original' fly media, this new blend mixes just as easily, and is used following the same super-quick directions. Each pound of our media concentrate makes 10 32oz fly cultures when mixed to our instructions. (About 2 cultures more per pound than most other brands!)
 
We recommend this blend for clients who culture either type of D. hydei flies we carry, both black & golden. While our Hydei Fly Media performs exceptionally well culturing hydei, it isn't the best choice for melanogaster. For the absolute best results, we recommend using the 'Original' media for D. melanogaster flies, and the Hydei Media for D. hydei flies. If you are looking for a single type of media to culture both species of fly, we recommend using the Original NEHERP Fly Media, rather than this Hydei-specific stuff.
 
For the best results, always follow our quick & easy instructions
 
Select A Quantity Below:
 
Option 1
NEHERP Hydei Fly Media
15 Culture Amount
$11.25
 
 
 
Option 3
NEHERP Hydei Fly Media
50 Culture Amount
$34.99
 
 
 
Option 4
NEHERP Hydei Fly Media
100 Culture Amount
$62.99
 
 
 
Option 5
NEHERP Hydei Fly Media
200 Culture Amount
$109.99
 
 
 
 

Repashy Superfly Fly Media

A great fly media for D. hydei flies

Repashy Superfly Fly Media
This Premium Mixture is fortified with Minerals, Trace Elements, Vitamins, and Carotenoids in order to maximize the nutritional value of Fruit Flies as they are fed to prey. Suitable for both Drosophila Melanogaster and Drosophila Hydei, with it's best advantages culturing Hydei in our experience. We've found adding a few sprinkles of active yeast on top of the media after it's been mixed slightly increases the yield & life of the culture.
 
 

Springtail Breeding Kit

All the necessary supplies for starting a springtail breeder culture

Springtail Breeding Kit
Our Springtail breeding kit includes all the supplies you need to breed springtails successfully long-term. The standard kit (supplies only) contains a 6qt sterilite bin, 16oz of springtail food, and fine grade organic rinsed charcoal. For those who don't already have a springtail culture to pull from, we have a 2'nd option which includes a tree fern panel chunk (for transferring springtails from mixed media into the charcoal culture), and live 16oz springtail culture. All our cultures are guaranteed 100% mite free! For info on how to use this kit, check out our springtail breeding & care guide.
 
Options:
 

Springtail Food

100% Brewer's Yeast

Springtail Food
We've used straight brewers yeast as springtail food since 2008 with great success. This has proven to be an inexpensive, chemical-free, and very effective springtail food resulting in excellent production. Simply sprinkle a bit on your springtail culture and mist it with some dechlorinated water to hydrate it a bit. Once the springs eat it, simply replace it with a little more. We usually feed our springtail cultures about twice per week. This 16oz deli cup (over 1/2lb!) should have more than enough to keep a larger sized culture going for at least 4-6 months or longer.
 
$4.99/ea 16oz
 

Springtail Substrate - Charcoal

Organic, rinsed, fine grade charcoal perfect for breeding Springtails.

Springtail Substrate Charcoal
Our pre-rinsed fine grade hardwood charcoal is a perfect media for springtail breeding, and maximizes usable space within the culture. For more info on how to set up a springtail culture, visit our springtail care page.
 
1 Gallon Charcoal
$4.99
 

Yeast (Baker's Yeast)

An ingredient in fly media, and used in making cultures

Baker's Yeast
Active Baker's Yeast is commonly added to fly cultures to out-compete bad types of mold, and is also a common ingredient in commercial fly media. Note: If you are using NEHERP media, free bags are included with every pound sold!
 
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