Note: Monday, January 16th is a postal holiday and so all open orders will resume shipping on Tuesday or Wednesday per the standard Terms and Conditions where the holidays and affected shipping schedule were (already) listed at the time you placed your order. Please plan accordingly. This message was posted on 1/13/2017.

Update 1/16: Monday orders will ship Wednesday or Thursday.

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).

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

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Desert Beetle Glow KitFlorida Keys Giant Centipede

NEW! 3.5 inches tall x 4.5 inches wide globe tank with Glow in the Dark sand and decorations. A buggy nightlight for your kids...or the kid in you!

Scolopendra longipes from Florida (formerly S. alternans). Available now, but ask.



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Jerusalem CricketBlue Death Feigning Beetle

Niño de la Tierra. Click to

Asbolus verrucosus are great insect pets for beginners.




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Giant VinegaroonCenturion Roach

Intimidating-looking but harmless arachnids. Top 5 recommendation for a pet bug.

New! Gyna centurio. Click for video...




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Wide Horn HisserOrthoporus Gold Desert Millipede

Gromphadorhina oblongonota inch long nymphs

Orthoporus sp. "Gold" phase. Click the product to see video of this large species. ~4 inches and beautiful!




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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.




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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.