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Peter Clausen

Cactus longhorn beetle buy Live Pet Ummidia cork-lid trapdoor spider
Cactus Longhorn BeetleCork-lid Trapdoor Spider

Large unique desert beetles that make great pets. (back Thursday)

Big, bulky and not something you want to take a bit off of!



Princisia vanwaerebeki Cockroach photo image Megasoma sleeperi buy beetle larva
Princisia vanwaerebeki Hissing CockroachSleeper's Elephant Beetle

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

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



Live Pet Jerusalem cricket Orthoporus ornatus desert millipede
Jerusalem CricketSonoran Desert Millipedes

Niño de la Tierra. Click to

Orthoporus ornatus Sonoran Desert millipedes measuring at about 4 inches.




Velvet Ant pet insect buy Nephila clavipes Golden Silk Orbweaver spider
Velvet AntsNephila clavipes Golden Silk Orbweaver

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

Giant Florida Orbweavers. Medium juveniles to adults available.




Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata Miniature Skeletal Remains Buy Mini Skeleton
Malaysian Dead Leaf MantisMini Skeletal Remains

The mimicry of Deroplatys lobata is legendary! Second instars.

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. (back on Thursday)

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.