[Lfm] Shipping flies

Giorgio F. Gilestro giorgio at gilest.ro
Tue Aug 23 16:24:15 BST 2016

Hi Maite. You can use Royal Mail to lawfully send Drosophilae, you will
just have to specify the package contains live animals which are not listed
in the "Dangerous Wild Animals act of 1976".
( See here:

As rule of thumb, regular post always works better than courier for flies.
Good luck with the move.


Giorgio F. Gilestro

On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 4:10 PM, Ogueta-Gutierrez, Maite <m.ogueta at ucl.ac.uk
> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I have been trying to send flies to Germany, and the people from the Post
> Room at UCL told me that the Royal Mail won't accept sending flies
> (knowingly, of course).
> Does anyone know anything about it? Also if you have sent flies with a
> courier, which one have you used?
> I need to send many of them and I am really struggling to have them sent.
> Thank you for your help,
> Maite Ogueta
> Postdoctoral Research Assistant
> Ralf Stanewsky's Group
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