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

Peter Clausen

Gromphadorhina oblongonota Wide Horn Hisser Roach buy live Pnigomantis
Wide Horn HisserDouble Shield Mantis

Gromphadorhina oblongonota nymphs

Pnigomantis medioconstricta...unusual morphology on this species!




Ferocious (giant) Waterbug Abedus species Live Pet Jerusalem cricket
Ferocious Water Abedus sp.Jerusalem Cricket

Ferocious Waterbugs eat live prey.

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Velvet Ant pet insect buy Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata
Velvet AntsMalaysian Dead Leaf Mantis

Velvet ants are long-lived, fuzzy wasps that are capable of stinging. Red and Black specimens.

The mimicry of Deroplatys lobata is legendary! Young nymphs.




Phanaeus dung beetle buy Miniature Skeletal Remains Buy Mini Skeleton
Phanaeus Rainbow Dung BeetlesMini Skeletal Remains

Beautiful Rainbow dung beetles.

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.




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.




beetle biobubble deco cube buy terrarium cage Drosophila melanogaster flightless fruit flies
Pet Desert Beetle Deco Cube HabitatFruit Fly Culture D. melanogaster Wingless

NEW! A beautiful 5.5” x 5.5” x 5.5" tank, perfect for the various desert beetles we sell on this site.

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