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Asian Forest Scorpion buy Heterometrus Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis
Asian Giant Forest ScorpionLarge White Cube Net Mesh Cage

Heterometrus spinifer is big, black and glossy. Like Emperor scorpions, but from Asia.

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 buy live Woodlouse Hunter Dysdera crocata spider
Orchid MantisWoodlouse Hunter Spider

White bodies, often with pink highlights, lobed legs and a small horn above their pointy pink-striped, white eyes. Won't last long!

Dysdera crocata eat pill bugs and sow bugs, but will take other prey. 




Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata Philippine blue gray millipede
Malaysian Dead Leaf MantisPhilippine Giant Blue-gray

The mimicry of Deroplatys lobata is legendary! L2/L3 nymphs.

The only millipede in the hobby that can be called blue! Immatures at about 1 inch.




Ranatra pet Waterscorpion Buy Live Gongylus gongylodes Pet Mantis Wandering Violin
Ranatra WaterscorpionWandering Violin

Ranatra waterscorpions are like underwater assassins.

Gongylus gongylodes are very rarely offered.




Dynastes tityus rhino beetle pet Miniature Skeletal Remains Buy Mini Skeleton
Dynastes tityus larvaeMini Skeletal Remains

Dynastes tityus is the Eastern Hercules Beetle from the USA. Captive bred ~L2 larvae (no adults).

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 inch body length, not counting whips & tail. (big shipment of these coming in on Friday 7/28)




Orthoporus ornatus desert millipede gold house fly musca domestica pupae live buy
Orthoporus Gold Desert MillipedeBulk House Fly Pupae

Orthoporus sp. "Gold" phase. Click the product to see video of this large species. 3+ inches and beautiful!

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




Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis beetle biobubble deco cube buy terrarium cage
Small White Cube Net Mesh CagePet Desert Beetle Deco Cube Habitat

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

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



Drosophila melanogaster flightless fruit flies
Fruit Fly Culture D. melanogaster Wingless

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