Fly Food Core

The Fly Food Core provides Yellow and Brown (German) Drosophila fly food to the labs at the Vollum Institute, as well as other researchers on and off the OHSU campus. The two types of food are available in a few preset size options.

  • Yellow food is available in narrow vials and bottles.
  • Brown food is available in wide vials and bottles.

Bottles and both sizes of vials are packaged on plastic wrapped trays. Bottle trays are 25-count and vial trays are 100-count.

Turnaround time for fly food requests is one week. Orders placed by 5:00 pm on Thursday of the current week will be ready for pick-up on Friday of the following week.

For more details, please contact the Vollum Fly Food Core at

The Fly Food Core is located on the fourth floor of the Vollum Institute, room 4410.

Modified Operations | Fly Food Core

We are temporarily unable to accept orders from new labs at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, please contact the Fly Food Core at

Yellow and brown fly food prepared by the Fly Food Core