Category: For Sale

Mantid Availability 9/23/2022

Mantids are cockroaches’ closest living relative. Like roaches, many are a variation on a simple roachoid body plan with one major difference: mantids are built to kill. All species possess raptorial forearms used for...

Nickles’s Isopod

Porcellio nicklesi 12 mixed: $60 50 mixed: $180 This species is very similar to Porcellio bolivari and was once considered a subspecies of it. The care and behavior are very similar, though nicklesi seems...

Arizona Roly-Poly

Arizona Roly-Poly

Venezillo arizonicus “Mount Hopkins” 12 mixed: $150 ( Contact for Availability ) 50 mixed: $500 ( Not Available ) Isopods, in the desert? More likely than you think! The Arizona roly-poly is the only...

Panda King Isopod

Panda King Isopod

Cubaris sp. “Panda King” 15 mixed: $50 50 mixed: $150 100 mixed: $250 Panda king isopods are a cute and utilitarian entity. Despite the cupidity over Cubaris and Nesodillo due to their perceive difficulty...

Magic Potion Isopod

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare Cultivar Name: “Magic Potion” 15 mixed: $100 50 mixed: $250 Isolated by Jay Fiore and refined by Roach Crossing. It has been five years since the original “Magic Potions” arrived at Roach...

Rough Isopod

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “White Tiger” 15 mixed: $50 ( Contact for availability ) 50 mixed: $150 ( Contact for availability ) 100 mixed: $250 ( Contact for availability ) Isolated and refined by...

Rough Isopod

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Scorpio” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $100 100 mixed: $160 Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. Roach Crossing began work on “Scorpio” circa 2015, using stock from the potentially now-lost...

Rough Isopod

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Piebald” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $100 100 mixed: $160 Isolated by Valerie O’Neil and refined by Roach Crossing. “Piebald” began as a few individuals collected by Val on the...

Archipelago Whipspider

Archipelago Whipspider

Paraphrynus cf. cubensis Starter colony (8 mixed): $100 Mixed sizes: $20/each If you scramble over limestone crags in just the right spots on Key Largo and let the sharp rocks rip into your delicate...

Eastern Hercules Beetle

Dynastes tityus Mixed larvae: $30/each Adults: Contact for availability and pricing. It may come as a surprise to many that the United States has two indigenous members of the genus Dynastes, or Hercules beetles....

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...

Maize Weevil

Maize Weevil

Sitophilus zeamais Starter culture with enclosure (~50 mixed): $30 **This strain has been re-examined by a Coleoptera expert and has been determined to be the similar Sitophilus zeamais and not oryzae. Pantry pests are,...

Wooly Darkling Beetle

Wooly Darkling Beetle

Eleodes osculans Starter colony (12 mixed larvae): $60 ( Contact for availability ) Adults: $15/each ( Contact for availability ) The first thing on anyone’s mind when meeting an Eleodes osculans is “why is...

Bess Beetle

Bess Beetle

Odontotaenius disjunctus Adults: $10/each Bess beetles are excellent pet insects for the casual invertebrate keeper. They’re long lived, insanely easy to care for, easy to handle, and fascinating to watch when accommodated. Unlike other...

Ivory Millipede

Ivory Millipede

Chicobolus spinigerus “Archbold” Mixed sizes: $10/each Starter colony (8 mixed): $70 The ivory millipede ranges from the Carolinas south to the Florida Keys. Once split into two species (with spinigerus assigned to the namesake...

Ivory Millipede

Ivory Millipede

Chicobolus spinigerus “Conservation” Mixed sizes: $12/each Starter colony (8 mixed): $80 The ivory millipede ranges from the Carolinas south to the Florida Keys. Once split into two species (with spinigerus assigned to the namesake...

Olive Millipede

Olive Millipede

Tylobolus uncigerus “Cottonwood” Mixed sizes: $15/each Starter colony (8 mixed): $100 Dwelling in forested areas of the United States’ west coast and representing the northernmost member of its genus, the olive millipede is an...

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...

Caribbean Giant Katydid

Caribbean Giant Katydid

Stilpnochlora couloniana Mixed nymphs: $20/each ( Contact for availability ) Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $150 ( Contact for availability ) Circa 2009 this species was available captive bred infrequently, but the primary breeder...

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...

Southern Two-Striped Stickbug

Southern Two-Striped Stickbug

Anisomorpha buprestoides “Ocala” Mixed nymphs: $15/each Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $100 This a sizable, durable, native stickbug species for the budding phasmatodoculturalist (try saying that ten times fast!). Two-striped stickbugs are one of...

Southern Two-Striped Stickbug

Southern Two-Striped Stickbug

Anisomorpha buprestoides “Key West” Mixed nymphs: $10/each ( Contact for availability ) Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $80 ( Contact for availability ) This a sizable, durable, native stickbug species for the budding phasmatodiculturalist...

Commando Isopod

Alloniscus perconvexus 15 mixed: $80 60 mixed: $300 Back at last and with more husbandry wisdom, Roach Crossing presents the commando isopod! These aptly-named isopods are large, army-camouflaged, and tanky-bodied, perfectly adapted for to...

Bruiser Pie-Dish Beetle

Embaphion contusum cf. contusum Starter colony (12 mixed larvae): $50 ( Contact for availability ) Adults: $10/each ( Contact for availability ) Pie-dish beetles are amusing darkling beetles with curved elytra and pronota, resembling...

Studded Pie-Dish Beetle

Studded Pie-Dish Beetle

Embaphion muricatum Starter colony (12 mixed larvae): $40 ( Contact for availability ) Adults: $8/each ( Contact for availability ) Pie-dish beetles are amusing darkling beetles with curved elytra and pronota, resembling the edges...

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...

Regal Jumping Spider

Phidippus regius Captive produced mixed sizes, unsexed: $30/each Captive produced mixed sizes, males: $35/each Captive produced mixed sizes, females: $40/each Roach Crossing does not provide pictures of individual spiders, but if available specific colors...

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...

Big Pine Key Isopod

Big Pine Key Isopod

Neoporcellionides sp. “Big Pine Key” (nomen nudum) 12 mixed: $150 ( Contact for Availability ) This rainbow-colored species was found by Alan Jeon while searching through limestone slabs on Big Pine Key. For some...

Bolivar’s Isopod

Bolivar’s Isopod

Porcellio bolivari 12 mixed: $70 50 mixed: $200 Bolivar’s isopod is a large species found in mountainous areas of eastern Spain. The body shape and pigmentation suggests this species is more cave-adapted than similar...

White Tiger Isopod

Cubaris sp. “White Tiger” 12 mixed: $400 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $1500 (Contact for availability) What little information there is about this isopod suggests it is found in caves in mountainous areas of...

Picopod

Isopoda sp. “Picopod” Starter culture with enclosure (~100 mixed): $70 (Contact for availability) Around 2017 isopod enthusiast Anthony Molnar discovered some random isopods in one of his vivaria. These were no ordinary isopods; they...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Gene Machine” 12 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $100 100 mixed: $160 Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. This is a genetic powerhouse for those looking to create their own Porcellio...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Orange Embers” 12 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $100 100 mixed: $160 Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. Around 2012 I noticed some lighter individuals in my pure “Spanish Orange” colony...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Sherbert” 12 mixed: $80 50 mixed: $300 100 mixed: $500 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. After six years of teasing brightly colored phenotypes out of “Orin’s...

White Spot Assassin Bug

Platymeris biguttatus Cultivar name: “Ghost” Mixed nymphs : $20/each Starter colony (8 mixed): $150 The isolator of this strain is currently being researched. “Ghost” white spots popped up in Europe around 2015 and have...

Red Spot Assassin Bug

Red Spot Assassin Bug

Platymeris laevicollis Mixed nymphs : $20/each (Contact for availability) Starter colony (8 mixed): $150 (Contact for availability) As with the orange spot assassin bug, this entity’s identity was changed and identified as Platymeris laevicollis...

White Spot Assassin Bug

Platymeris biguttatus Mixed nymphs : $12/each Starter colony (8 mixed): $80 White-spot assassin bugs have always been a quirky and welcome addition to captive insect culture. This species is consistently easy to keep and...

Orange Spot Assassin Bug

Platymeris rhadamanthus “Mombo” Mixed nymphs : $15/each (Contact for availability) Starter colony (8 mixed): $100 (Contact for availability) This species has been in US culture for over two decades but was often traded as...

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...

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...

Alien Sun Beetle

Pachnoda marginata peregrina Mixed larvae: $15/each Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $90 Adults: $25/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: $15/each Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $90 Adults: $25/each A testament to its easy care, the yellow-bellied sun beetle has been propagated for over two decades in US collections...

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...

Pak Chong Isopod

Cubaris sp. “Pak Chong” 12 mixed: $70 50 mixed: $250 The color scheme of these delightful Cubaris immediately reminds me of a Bernese mountain dog. What little information is available about this species states...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis Cultivar name: “How Now” 12 mixed: $70 50 mixed: $160 100 mixed: $250 Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. Sometimes persistence pays off. After years of refining Porcellio laevis “Caramel”, some very...

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,...

Fungus Gnat Rove Beetle

cf. Dalotia coriaria Starter culture with enclosure (~100 mixed): $20 Plagued by fungus gnats? Can’t use pesticides due to your gigantic insect collection, moral quandaries, or other eclectic reasons? Look no further! These tiny...

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 (Contact for availability) This flat isopod is very common as an introduced species in the eastern United States and can frequently be found...

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 This delightful isopod is packed with color from birth to adulthood. Juveniles are light mustard yellow with intense yellow flecks and age to...

Expanded Isopod

Porcellio expansus Cultivar name: “White” 12 mixed: $150 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $500 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $800 (Contact for availability) This giant isopod is perhaps one of the largest terrestrial species...

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...

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   The giant, overt, and clumsy lubber grasshopper is a friend to entomologists and foe to gardeners of the southeastern United States. Bright colors and a care-free nature signal to predators that...