Category: Feeders

Red-Legged Ham Beetle

Red-Legged Ham Beetle

Necrobia rufipes Starter culture with enclosure (~50 mixed): $30 Despite being a stored product pest, red-legged ham beetles are quite beautiful. The thorax coloration is quite brilliant and has a brilliant blue-green shine in...

Rice Weevil

Rice Weevil

Sitophilus oryzae Starter culture with enclosure (~50 mixed): $30 Pantry pests are, to the bug enthusiast, the epitome of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. They are easy to propagate on readily available...

Jamaican Field Cricket

Jamaican Field Cricket

Gryllus assimilis Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $40 60 mixed nymphs: $180 Among my fondest memories of the 2021 Florida trip was collecting tiny nymphs of this species with a pooter off a garbage-littered...

Dark Joy Beetle

Dark Joy Beetle

Euphoria sepulcralis Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $40 Adults: $10/each My fascination with Cetoniine beetles knows no limits, and even this humble and subjectively drab species is quite endearing to me. While sweep netting...

Tropical House Cricket

Tropical House Cricket

Gryllodes sigillatus “Florida Man” Starter colony (15 mixed nymphs): $20 60 mixed nymphs: $70 This useful cricket has been mass-produced in recent years to replace/supplement the “common” house cricket (Acheta domesticus) as a popular...

Common Mealworm

Tenebrio molitor Cultivar name: “Wismann” 15 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $80 100 mixed: $150 Isolated and refined by Kim and (mostly) Christine Wismann. These giant mealworms are common mealworms selected for gigantic size, not...

All Fruit Fly Species/Strains

Drosophila melanogaster + Drosophila buzzatti + Drosophila hydei Culture cup:  $8 Available varieties: Drosophila melanogaster “Wingless” The standard wingless, flightless fruit fly. Drosophila buzzatti “Flightless” A flightless strain of a rare species with a...

Powdery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides pruinosis Cultivar name: “Orange Cream” 15 mixed: $40 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $100 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $180 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. A cross of the...

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...

Powdery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides pruinosis Cultivar name: “Orange” 15 mixed: $20 50 mixed: $60 100 mixed: $100 Unknown isolator. Doubling the strikingness of the powdery blue isopod, this variety enhances the dazzling blue gleam with the addition...

Dwarf White Isopod

Trichorhina tomentosa 30 mixed: $10 100 mixed: $30 500 mixed: $120 (Contact for availability) These little isopods are excellent to use in combination with springtails in moist enclosures with substrate. They are fast breeders, and...

Lawn Shrimp

Arcitalitrus sylvaticus Starter culture with enclosure (~100 mixed): $40 This widespread species is common in moist, tropical environments. It is a ridiculously good burrower and will either dig or jump about wildly when suddenly...

Firebrat

Thermobia domestica 30 mixed: $15 100 mixed: $40 500 mixed: $200 Firebrats are primitive insects which can occasionally be nuisances in bakeries and oven rooms. They cannot fly and are completely wingless as adults....

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Perhaps one of the most familiar organisms anywhere, the rough isopod can be found almost anywhere humans have colonized, just like roaches! Unlike...

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 I do not know anyone who has not played with a roly-poly at some point in their lives. These durable crustaceans are found...

Powdery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides pruinosus 20 mixed: $10 70 mixed: $30 200 mixed: $90 (Contact for availability) The powdery blue woodlouse is a fast-reproducing and fast-moving isopod that does best when kept warm. They are excellent feeders...

Florida Fast Isopod

Atlantoscia floridana 15 mixed: $10 60 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) 150 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) This species is found in various scrub and forest habitats throughout the Southeastern United States and ranges...

Large Milkweed Bug

Oncopeltus fasciatus   15 mixed: $30 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $80 (Contact for availability) The large milkweed bug has long been coveted as a feeder for extremely picky eaters, particularly some chameleons and...

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 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 This species is so similar to the powdery blue isopod that the only guaranteed way to tell the two apart is by using...

Dwarf Purple Isopod

Trichoniscidae sp. “Dwarf Purple” 30 mixed: $10 100 mixed: $30 (Contact for availability) 500 mixed: $120 (Contact for availability) Also known as the “dwarf purple”, “Costa Rican purple”, and “jungle micropod”, this tiny species...