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Megasoma punctulatus Buy Live Elephant Beetle Gyna caffrorum Buy Chrome Roach live pet cockroach
Arizona Elephant BeetleChrome Roach

Megasoma punctulatus--second year of captive bred specimens. Offering larvae (not adults) to the US hobby.

Gyna caffrorum are a beautiful and prolific roach species.



buy Tetragnatha long-jawed orbweaver buy Tetragnatha long-jawed orbweaver
Ogrefaced SpiderSpinybacked Orbweaver

Deinopis spinosa are famous in photographs, but very rarely available.

Gasteracantha cancriformis are one of the most unique looking orbweavers in the world!



Live Pet Jerusalem cricket Orthoporus ornatus desert millipede
Jerusalem CricketSonoran Desert Millipedes

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Orthoporus ornatus Sonoran Desert millipedes measuring at 3+ inches!




Velvet Ant pet insect buy Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis
Velvet AntsLarge White Cube Net Mesh Cage

Velvet ants are long-lived, fuzzy wasps that are capable of stinging. Red and Black specimens.

Net cages favored by mantis and moth breeders. 17 X 17 X 17 inch cubes. White with a viewing window. Zips closed.




orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy Miniature Skeletal Remains Buy Mini Skeleton
Orchid MantisMini Skeletal Remains

White bodies, often with pink highlights, lobed legs and a small horn above their pointy pink-striped, white eyes.

9 piece set of bones includes skull, rib cage, pelvis and more.




Blue Death feigning beetle Asbolus verrucosus Giant Vinegaroon Mastigoproctus giganteus
Blue Death Feigning BeetleGiant Vinegaroon

Asbolus verrucosus are great insect pets for beginners.

Intimidating-looking but harmless arachnids. Top 5 recommendation for a pet bug. 1.5+ inches body length, not counting whips & tail.




house fly musca domestica pupae live buy Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis
Bulk House Fly PupaeSmall White Cube Net Mesh Cage

100 house fly pupae (like cocoons that hatch in a couple days).

Net cages favored by mantis and moth breeders. 12 X 12 X 12 inch cubes. White with a viewing window. Zips closed.




beetle biobubble deco cube buy terrarium cage Drosophila melanogaster flightless fruit flies
Pet Desert Beetle Deco Cube HabitatFruit Fly Culture D. melanogaster Wingless

NEW! A beautiful 5.5” x 5.5” x 5.5" tank, perfect for the various desert beetles we sell on this site.

No wings, no flying, no problem! Available in 3 sizes.