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African White Spot Assassin Bugs Platyermeris biguttatus Orthoporus ornatus desert millipede gold
African White Spot Assassin BugsOrthoporus ornatus gold

Platymeris biguttatus white spot Assassin. Small nymphs.

The yellow banded gold form of this large US desert millipede. See video...(see special on page)




Therea olegrandjeani Question Mark Cockroach Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis
Question Mark CockroachSmall White Cube Net Mesh Cage

Therea olegrandjeani. Small nymphs. See video.

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




Vaejovis carolinianus buy scorpion Carolina Chrysina woodii buy woodi scarab
Vaejovis carolinianusWood's Jewel Scarab

Small brown scorpions, unusual within the hobby.

Living jewels, Chrysina woodii. Sold as a LARVA (immature grub-like stage).




Eleodes osculans wooly darkling beetle Zebra pillbugs buy live Armadillidium maculatum
Wooly Darkling BeetleZebra Pillbugs

Eleodes osculans are hairy darkling beetles. See video.

Gorgeous, STRIPED pillbugs!




Phyllocrania paradoxa ghost mantis pet Orthoporus ornatus desert millipede
Ghost MantisSonoran Desert Millipedes

Phyllocrania is probably the most unusual mantis ever to grace the hobby. L2/L3 nymphs. (back in March)

Orthoporus ornatus Sonoran Desert millipedes measuring at about 4 inches.




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).




Drosophila melanogaster flightless fruit flies
Fruit Fly Culture Drosophila melanogaster Wingless

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