No shipping after Wednesday, 5/24 this week! So, all orders placed on Wednesday the 24th through the 29th will ship the Tuesday or Wednesday after Memorial Day. Please plan accordingly!

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.

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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.

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

Peter Clausen

Asian Forest Scorpion buy Heterometrus orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy
Asian Giant Forest ScorpionOrchid Mantis

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

White bodies, often with pink highlights, lobed legs and a small horn above their pointy pink-striped, white eyes. L2's available now!



buy live Woodlouse Hunter Dysdera crocata spider Caterpillar hunter beetle Calosoma scrutator
Woodlouse Hunter SpiderGreen Caterpillar Hunter Beetle Adults

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

Fiery Searcher (see video)



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. Click for quantity price discounts.




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 L1 to L2 larvae (no adults). (Back 5/27)

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. (Discounted. Very small and missing tails that will regenerate)




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.