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African White Spot Assassin Bugs Platyermeris biguttatus Deroplatys truncata dead leaf mantis
African White Spot Assassin BugsCaribbean Dead Leaf Mantis

Platymeris biguttatus white spot Assassin. Nymphs.

Epaphrodita musarum. Captive-bred. First time on website!




Orthoporus ornatus desert millipede gold Therea olegrandjeani Question Mark Cockroach
Orthoporus ornatus goldQuestion Mark Cockroach

The yellow banded gold form of this large US desert millipede. See video...

Therea olegrandjeani. Small nymphs. See video.




Net Pet Insect Castle Cage butterfly mantis Vaejovis carolinianus buy scorpion Carolina
Small White Cube Net Mesh CageVaejovis carolinianus

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

Small brown scorpions, unusual within the hobby.



Chrysina woodii buy woodi scarab Eleodes osculans wooly darkling beetle
Wood's Jewel ScarabWooly Darkling Beetle

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

Eleodes osculans are hairy darkling beetles. See video.



Zebra pillbugs buy live Armadillidium maculatum Phyllocrania paradoxa ghost mantis pet
Zebra PillbugsGhost Mantis

Gorgeous, STRIPED pillbugs!

Phyllocrania is probably the most unusual mantis ever to grace the hobby. L2/L3 nymphs.




Orthoporus ornatus desert millipede Deroplatys lobata dead leaf mantis desiccata
Sonoran Desert MillipedesMalaysian Dead Leaf Mantis

Orthoporus ornatus Sonoran Desert millipedes measuring at about 4 inches.

The mimicry of Deroplatys lobata is legendary! L2/L3 nymphs. See video...




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.