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

Peter Clausen

Phyllocrania paradoxa ghost mantis pet antlion larva
Ghost MantisAntlion Larva

Phyllocrania is probably the most unusual mantis ever to grace the hobby.

The bug world's version of the Star Wars movie's Sarlacc Pit Monster! (back this coming week)




Idolomantis diabolica pet Devil's Flower mantis Princisia vanwaerebeki Cockroach photo image
Devil's FlowerPrincisia vanwaerebeki Hissing Cockroach

Idolomantis diabolica - If you don't know what it is, don't buy it. See details...

Young nymphs of this colorful and unusual hissing cockroach. Larger on average than Madagascar hissers. Small nymphs now.



Live Pet Jerusalem cricket Nephila clavipes Golden Silk Orbweaver spider
Jerusalem CricketNephila clavipes Golden Silk Orbweaver

Niño de la Tierra. Click for video...

Giant Florida Orbweavers.




Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis Miniature Skeletal Remains Buy Mini Skeleton
Large White Cube Net Mesh CageMini Skeletal Remains

Net cages favored by mantis and moth breeders. 17 X 17 X 17 inch cubes. White with a viewing window. Zips closed.

9 piece set of bones includes skull, rib cage, pelvis and more.



Blue Death feigning beetle Asbolus verrucosus house fly musca domestica pupae live buy
Blue Death Feigning BeetleBulk House Fly Pupae

Asbolus verrucosus are great insect pets for beginners.

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




Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis Drosophila melanogaster flightless fruit flies
Small White Cube Net Mesh CageFruit Fly Culture D. melanogaster Wingless

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

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