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The invertebrate keeping hobby extends beyond just insects. Organisms of all shapes and forms are propagated and reared by dedicated hobbyists and breeders across the country. Species whose husbandry has not been perfected may...

All Fruit Fly Species/Strains

Drosophila melanogaster + Drosophila buzzatti  Culture cup:  $8 Available varieties: Drosophila melanogaster “Wingless” The standard wingless, flightless fruit fly. Drosophila melanogaster “Wingless White Eye” The standard wingless, flightless fruit fly, but with white eyes....

American Roach

American Roach

Periplaneta americana Cultivar name: “Venom” Mixed nymphs: $7/each (Contact for availability) Starter colony (15 mixed nymphs): $60 (Contact for availability) The isolator of this strain is currently being researched. Probably the coolest American cockroach...

Ornate Isopod

Porcellio ornatus Cultivar name: “Witch’s Brew” 12 mixed: $80 50 mixed: $300 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $500 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. This strain is a dalmatian mid-yellow selected...

Alien Sun Beetle

Pachnoda marginata peregrina Mixed larvae: $10/each Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $70 Adults: $20/each Easy, beautiful, and vigorous, the alien sun beetle is the perfect starter beetle. Adults are relatively long-lived, hardy, and day-active....

Yellow-Bellied Sun Beetle

Pachnoda sinuata flaviventris Mixed larvae: $10/each Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $70 Adults: $20/each A testament to its easy care, the yellow-bellied sun beetle has been propagated for over two decades in US collections...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis Cultivar name: “How Now” 12 mixed: $70 50 mixed: $260 100 mixed: $160 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. Sometimes persistence pays off. After years of refining Porcellio laevis...

Red Fire Millipede

Centrobolus splendidus Mixed sizes: $20/each Starter colony (8 mixed): $140 Red fire millipedes are a wonderful beginner species for those looking for colorful, hardy, exotic species. They do well under a variety of conditions,...

Shiny Spider Beetle

Mezium affine 25 mixed: $20 50 mixed: $35 100 mixed: $70 Spider beetles are bizarre inhabitants of abandoned animal nests and untouched, dusty corners of human ones. Their prominent antennae look like an extra...

Giant African Millipede

Archispirostreptus gigas Mixed sizes: $100/each ( Contact for availability ) The giant African millipede is the world’s longest millipede species with some individuals recorded at over 15 inches long. Once commonly imported as pets,...

Leconte’s Feather Millipede

Brachycybe lecontii ( Photo provided by Samson Braden ) Mixed sizes: $7/each Starter colony (8 mixed): $50 Feather millipedes are small, quirky millipedes with a disjunctive species distribution in temperate eastern Asia, coastal western...

Rubber Ducky Isopod

Cubaris sp. “Rubber Ducky” 12 mixed: $200 50 mixed: $700 The rubber ducky isopod is one of the most popular and sought-after species. When viewed from the front the segments of their head resemble...

Skirted Isopod

Oniscus asellus 12 mixed: $10 45 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $70 This flat isopod is very common as an introduced species in the eastern United States and can frequently be found year-round under bark...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis Cultivar name: “Caramel” 12 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $100 100 mixed: $160 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. In the last 5 years numerous single-gene mutations have been isolated...

Gestro’s Dotty Roly-Poly

Armadillidium gestroi 12 mixed: $70 50 mixed: $250 100 mixed: $450 (Contact for availability) This delightful isopod is packed with color from birth to adulthood. Juveniles are light mustard yellow with intense yellow flecks...

Expanded Isopod

Porcellio expansus Cultivar name: “White” 12 mixed: $150 50 mixed: $500 100 mixed: $800 This giant isopod is perhaps one of the largest terrestrial species in existence. Hailing from montane regions in northeastern Spain,...

Powdery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides pruinosis Cultivar name: “Orange” 12 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $70 (Not available) 100 mixed: $130 (Not available) Unknown isolator. Doubling the strikingness of the powdery blue isopod, this variety enhances...

Nosy Roly-Poly

Armadillidium nasatum Cultivar name: “Orange” 12 mixed: $15 50 mixed: $50 100 mixed: $90 (Contact for availability) Isolated by Roach Crossing. A pleasant surprise found while gardening, “Orange” boasts saturated orange striping over creamsicle...

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Romalea microptera “Bayou Black” Mixed nymphs: $10/each (Not available) Starter colony (8 mixed nymphs): $60 (Not available) Adults: $30/each (Not available) The giant, overt, and clumsy lubber grasshopper is a friend to entomologists and...

Lawn Shrimp

Arcitalitrus sylvaticus 15 mixed: $10 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $30 (Contact for availability) This widespread species is common in moist, tropical environments. It is a ridiculously good burrower and will either dig or...

Hide Beetle

Dermestes maculatus 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 100 mixed: $70 (Contact for Availability) The classic hide beetle is the species of choice for skeleton cleaning and has been used for hundreds of years...

Tropical House Cricket

Gryllodes sigillatus Starter colony (12 mixed): $5 (Contact for availability) 60 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) It’s a strong interest of mine to see what organisms thrive in the depths of urban environments. On...

Firebrat

Thermobia domestica 30 mixed: $15 100 mixed: $40 Firebrats are primitive insects which can occasionally be nuisances in bakeries and oven rooms. They cannot fly and are completely wingless as adults. They make excellent...

Great Canyon Isopod

Porcellio dilatatus 8 mixed: $10 35 mixed: $40 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $90 (Contact for availability) Despite the larger maximum size of the skirted isopod, the great canyon isopod reaches larger adult sizes...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 100 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) Although most of the other isopods available here are introduced in my lovely home state of Michigan, the smooth isopod...

Brickwork Isopod

Porcellio spinicornis 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 (Not Available) The brickwork isopod gets its name from its interesting habitat choices. It is most commonly found in rock piles, on brick window sills, or...

Rathki’s Trachelipus

Trachelipus rathkii Cultivar name: “Rainbow Mix” 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 Isolated by Roach Crossing. Yet another introduced isopod species, Rathki’s Trachelipus usually inhabits leaf litter and dead logs. It is easily distinguished...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber 12 mixed: $5 50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) Perhaps one of the most familiar organisms anywhere, the rough isopod can be found almost anywhere humans...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Dalmatian” 12 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $140 (Contact for availability) Isolated by Roach Crossing. Please see the Porcellio scaber page for...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Spanish Orange” 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 100 mixed: $75 Isolated and refined by Orin McMonigle. Roach Crossing’s “Spanish Orange” isopods are guaranteed to be 100% pure, original Orin...

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare 12 mixed: $5 50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) I do not know anyone who has not played with a roly-poly at some point in their...

Zebra Roly-Poly

Armadillidium maculatum 12 mixed: $20 50 mixed: $75 100 mixed: $140 (Contact for availability) This naturally occurring color variety sports bright white bands or spots on a black or pale gray background. Future breeding...

Nosy Roly-Poly

Armadillidium nasatum 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) Another migrant from Europe, the nosy roly-poly is often found in gardens and greenhouses. It is distinguished...

Curly Isopod

Cylisticus convexus 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) Curly isopods, like the namesake “roly-polies” of the genus Armadillidium, can roll up when frightened. Uniquely, instead...

Little Sea Roly-Poly

Cubaris murina 12 mixed: $15 50 mixed: $60 Despite having only two days to search the Florida Keys on my first trip for bugs (and half of that time was spent unpacking, eating, and...

Powdery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides pruinosus 12 mixed: $5 50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) The powdery blue woodlouse is a fast-reproducing and fast-moving isopod that does best when kept warm. They...

Large Milkweed Bug

Oncopeltus fasciatus   Starter colony (12 mixed) : $20 (Not available) 30 mixed: $40 (Not available) The large milkweed bug has long been coveted as a feeder for extremely picky eaters, particularly some chameleons...

Sand Field Cricket

Gryllus cf. firmus Starter colony (12 mixed) : $15 (Contact for availability) 30 mixed: $30 (Contact for availability) This large field cricket has a pleasant, resonant, melodious call. Unlike northern strains, this locality does...

Pie-Dish Beetle

Embaphion cf. contusum Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $20 (Contact for availability) Adults: $5/each (Contact for availability) Pie-dish beetles are amusing darkling beetles with curved elytra and pronota, resembling the edges of a pie...

Tiny White Springtail

cf. Onychiuridae sp. “Tiny White” 100 mixed: $5 (Contact for availability) 500 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 1000 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) While starting a new culture of another species, these little guys...

Flowery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides floria 12 mixed: $5 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) This species is so similar to the powdery blue isopod that the only guaranteed...

Dwarf Purple Isopod

Isopoda sp. “Dwarf Purple” 20 mixed: $5 100 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 500 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) Also known as the “dwarf purple”, “Costa Rican purple”, and “jungle micropod”, this tiny species...

Cotton Springtail

cf. Entomobrya unostrigata 12 mixed: $5 (Not available) 50 mixed: $20 (Not available) Presently, this is the largest springtail available, measuring in at a “whopping” 4 millimeters. They can be difficult to culture and...

Say’s Ornate Harvestman

Vonones sayi   Starter colony (8 mixed): $50 Adults: $10/each Say’s ornate harvestmen are great icebreakers for those frightened by arachnids: they are slow-moving, attractively colored, and have cute little eyes. Adults are very...

Filter Fly

Clogmia albipunctata Starter colony (~24 mixed larvae): $10 (Contact for Availability) THIS SPECIES IS A POSSIBLE HOUSEHOLD PEST. KEEP AT YOUR OWN RISK. Drain flies are familiar to anyone who has spent time in...