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Ferocious (giant) Waterbug Abedus species Megasoma sleeperi buy beetle larva
Ferocious Water Abedus sp.Sleeper's Elephant Beetle

Ferocious Waterbugs eat live prey.

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



Gyna caffrorum Buy Chrome Roach live pet cockroach Live Pet Jerusalem cricket
Chrome RoachJerusalem Cricket

Gyna caffrorum are a beautiful and prolific roach species.

Niño de la Tierra. Click to



Velvet Ant pet insect buy Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis
Velvet AntsLarge White Cube Net Mesh Cage

Velvet ants are long-lived, fuzzy wasps that are capable of stinging. Red and Black specimens. (back summer of 2018)

Net cages favored by mantis and moth breeders. 17 X 17 X 17 inch cubes. White with a viewing window. Zips closed.




orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus buy Phanaeus dung beetle buy
Orchid MantisPhanaeus Rainbow Dung Beetles

White bodies, often with pink highlights, lobed legs and a small horn above their pointy pink-striped, white eyes.

Beautiful Rainbow dung beetles. Coming back in mid to late March!




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.



Giant Vinegaroon Mastigoproctus giganteus house fly musca domestica pupae live buy
Giant VinegaroonBulk House Fly Pupae

Intimidating-looking but harmless arachnids. Top 5 recommendation for a pet bug.

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




Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis beetle biobubble deco cube buy terrarium cage
Small White Cube Net Mesh CagePet Desert Beetle Deco Cube Habitat

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

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



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

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