Thank you for visiting the number one resource for live, pet bugs in the United States. Through active participation in a hobby we love, we are grateful to have had the opportunity to support our nation's museums, universities and various institutions that also dedicate themselves to fostering an appreciation for insects and other arthropods. We do not import or export, but we are happy to attempt to direct you towards what you are looking for. We are true bug generalists, interested in everything from springtails and pseudoscorpions on up to goliath birdeater tarantulas and native rhino beetles. For more information about what I do and why I do it, please visit my About Us page.
You may be considering the purchase of live animals, not lifeless trinkets. Please review our Terms and Conditions page before you place your order. We offer a 2-3 day shipping service (Postal Service Priority Mail) for a few cold/hot tolerant species, but REQUIRE faster "Postal Service Express Mail" service for all others at $27. If you take the cheap way out, your bugs may arrive dead. Tarantulas and millipedes are weather sensitive and require express shipping for live arrival guarantee (LAG). Isopods are heat intolerant and require Express Mail for LAG if your high temps are forecasted to be more than 80 degrees F. No living specimen is guarnateed to arrive with priority mail if the night before delivery in your area is forecasted to be below 34 degrees. Choose express mail if you want a live guarantee in cold weather. Note that a $12 minimum order is required in busy months (like April and May).
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Livestock trades are always considered, and we buy a lot of live and dried bugs too!
All the popular pet bug groups are featured here from insects like mantises and beetles, to tarantulas and other spiders, centipedes and millipedes and some you've maybe never heard of!
Buy all the dry and live products you need to sustain your pet insect, spider, centipede, millipede and other pet bugs.
Care guides for your pet bugs and other books.
Individual insects as well as complete collections available.
Various insect and spider related gift products and custom order links.
|Arizona Elephant Beetle||Glorious Scarab|
Megasoma punctulatus--a first ever offering of larvae (not adults) to the US hobby.
Arguably the most beautiful beetle in the USA! Green and gold striped. Larvae available (not adults).
|Green Lynx Spider||Hierodula sp. Gold|
Large Peucetia viridans--big, green, bristly and beautiful!
Giant Asian Mantises, some of which will mature into beautiful golden specimens. 2nd instar nymphs.
|Peppered Roach||Phrynus barbadensis|
Archimandrita tesselata get huge, are easy to handle and great for display!
Barbados Whipspiders (back on 9/14)
|Smooth Death Feigning Beetle||Blue Death Feigning Beetle|
Asbolus laevis and Asbolus papillosus are great insect pets for beginners.
Asbolus verrucosus are great insect pets for beginners.
|Horrid King Assassin Bug||Orchid Mantis|
NEW! Psytalla horrida -- The grand daddy of all pet assassin bugs! All assassin bugs bite and this one is probably a doozy!
White bodies, often with pink highlights, lobed legs and a small horn above their pointy pink-striped, white eyes!
|Orthoporus Gold Desert Millipede||Giant Vinegaroon|
Orthoporus sp. "Gold" phase. Click the product to see video of this large species. 4+ inches and beautiful!
Intimidating-looking but harmless arachnids. Top 5 recommendation for a pet bug.
|Bulk House Fly Pupae||Small White Cube Net Mesh Cage|
100 house fly pupae (like cocoons that hatch in a couple days). (fresh pupae back on Wednesday)
Net cages favored by mantis and moth breeders. 12 X 12 X 12 inch cubes. White with a viewing window. Zips closed.
|Pet Desert Beetle Deco Cube Habitat||Fruit 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.