Category: Feeders

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....

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” 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Confused Flour Beetle

Tribolium confusum Starter colony (~100 mixed): $5 THIS SPECIES IS A POSSIBLE HOUSEHOLD PEST. KEEP AT YOUR OWN RISK. Though it is an important pest of household grain products, the confused flour beetle is...