Shipping Fruit Flies (Drosophila)
The shipment of Drosophila is regulated by the US government and by other foreign governments. Plan ahead to obtain permits for importing Drosophila to ensure that your research is not delayed. Import permits take 2-3 weeks to be processed by USDA. The permits are valid for a period of 3 years, and permits can be used on a country by country basis. It is recommended that each lab obtain their own permits in the name of the P.I.