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Cactus longhorn beetle buy Live Pet Idolomantis diabolica pet Devil's Flower mantis
Cactus Longhorn BeetleDevil's Flower

Large unique desert beetles that make great pets.

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



Princisia vanwaerebeki Cockroach photo image buy live Pnigomantis
Princisia vanwaerebeki Hissing CockroachDouble Shield Mantis

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

Pnigomantis medioconstricta...unusual morphology on this species!



Megasoma sleeperi buy beetle larva Live Pet Jerusalem cricket
Sleeper's Elephant BeetleJerusalem Cricket

Megasoma sleeperi. That's right! L1/L2 Larvae available of the unicorn of US rhino beetles!

Niño de la Tierra. Click to




Orthoporus ornatus desert millipede Velvet Ant pet insect buy
Sonoran Desert MillipedesLarge Velvet Ants

Orthoporus ornatus Sonoran Desert millipedes measuring at about 4 inches.

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




Nephila clavipes Golden Silk Orbweaver spider Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata
Nephila clavipes Golden Silk OrbweaverMalaysian Dead Leaf Mantis

Giant Florida Orbweavers. Medium juveniles to adults available.

The mimicry of Deroplatys lobata is legendary! Second instars.



Miniature Skeletal Remains Buy Mini Skeleton Blue Death feigning beetle Asbolus verrucosus
Mini Skeletal RemainsBlue Death Feigning Beetle

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

Asbolus verrucosus are great insect pets for beginners.



house fly musca domestica pupae live buy Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis
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.




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

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