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Updated 5/30/2020 at 11:15 PM. Due to the unreliability of shipping companies through current world events, Express Mail is required for all orders that include living specimens for the summer of 2020. If your weather is consistently 92 degrees or more, please hold your order until the fall. 

We do not ship Thursday through Sunday and so all orders placed Wednesday to Sunday will ship the following week. We ship on Mon, Tue & Wed on the basis of weather, when you place the order, and our workflow. You will see a tracking number via the email address (sometimes your paypal address) when we ship.

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

Peter Clausen

Goliath Beetle Goliathus goliatus live for sale buy stick insect walkingstick sticker
Goliath BeetleSticker Giant Prickly Stick Insect

That's right. Larvae of giant Goliathus goliatus. Click for more details.

An adhesive sticker of Extatosoma tiaratum



Damon diadema Giant Tanzanian Whipspider Creobroter gemmatus flower mantis
Sticker WhipspiderJeweled Flower Mantis

One of my all-time favorite stickers!

Creobroter gemmatus (back this coming week)



Dynastes tityus rhino beetle pet Sphodros purseweb spider live
Dynastes tityus larvaeSphodros Purseweb Spider

Dynastes tityus is the Eastern Hercules Beetle from the USA. Captive bred larvae (not adults). 

Arachnid powerhouses! Sphodros sp




Nano Tank Terrarium square deli cup popup Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis
Square Deli Cup Nano TerrariumSmall White Cube Net Mesh Cage

New! A great container for pet bugs! 24 ounce stackable cup with flip up feeding lid. (Priority mail shipping only)

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



Zebra pillbugs buy live Armadillidium maculatum Blue Death feigning beetle Asbolus verrucosus
Zebra PillbugsBlue Death Feigning Beetle

Gorgeous, STRIPED pillbugs!

Asbolus verrucosus are great insect pets for beginners. Click for video...




house fly musca domestica pupae live buy Drosophila melanogaster flightless fruit flies
Bulk House Fly PupaeFruit Fly Culture Drosophila melanogaster Wingless

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

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