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 $23. 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.

Direct credit card processing is available, as well as PayPal. Please contact me if you'd like to arrange payment by money order, check or other options. Shipping days are discussed on the Terms and Conditions page. If you want us to consider alternate or specific shipping days, feel free to Contact Us.

Livestock trades are always considered, and we buy a lot of live and dried bugs too!

Peter Clausen

Chrysina gloriosa Rutelinae Giant Glossy Black Pinkleg Millipede
Glorious ScarabGiant Glossy Black Pinkleg Millipede

Arguably the most beautiful beetle in the USA! Green and gold striped. Larvae available (not adults).

Possibly the best display species (rarely available) in the hobby! 3.5+ inch immatures.



pet insect bug cage buy terrarium kritter keeper orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy
Biobubble Deco CubeOrchid Mantis

A beautiful 5.5” x 5.5” x 5.5" tank, perfect for pet bugs!

The all-time most sought after mantis!



Drosophila melanogaster flightless fruit flies Velvet Ant pet insect buy
Fruit Fly Culture D. melanogaster WinglessVelvet Ants

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

Velvet ants are long-lived, fuzzy wasps that are capable of stinging.




Blue Death feigning beetle Asbolus verrucosus pet blue beetle tank cage buy
Blue Death Feigning BeetleComplete Desert Beetle Habitat Kit

Asbolus verrucosus are great insect pets for beginners.

A great starter kit for Death Feigning Beetles, Darklings and other desert beetles.