Category: Non-Roach

Regal Jumping Spider

Phidippus regius Mixed sizes: $15/each The regal jumping spider is a North American treasure. These are large, active, lively, and personable jumping spiders with a matching repertoire of beautiful color forms. Although adult males...

Common Mealworm

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

Big Pine Key Isopod

Big Pine Key Isopod

Isopoda sp. “Big Pine Key” 12 mixed: $80 50 mixed: $200 This rainbow-colored species was found by Alan Jeon while searching through limestone slabs on Big Pine Key. For some reason, the original wild...

Bolivar’s Isopod

Bolivar’s Isopod

Porcellio bolivari 12 mixed: $100 50 mixed: $350 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: $1200 (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: “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...

Other Inventory

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....

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 (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 “Bayou Black” Mixed nymphs: $10/each (Contact for availability) Starter colony (8 mixed nymphs): $60 (Contact for availability) Adults: $30/each (Contact for availability) The giant, overt, and clumsy lubber grasshopper is a friend...

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...

Hide Beetle

Dermestes maculatus 30 mixed: $20 100 mixed: $60 500 mixed: $250 The classic hide beetle is the species of choice for skeleton cleaning and has been used for hundreds of years by taxidermists to...

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....

Great Canyon Isopod

Porcellio dilatatus 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Despite the larger maximum size of the skirted isopod, the great canyon isopod reaches larger adult sizes more consistently. This species often burrows...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Although most of the other isopods available here are introduced in my lovely home state of Michigan, the smooth isopod has yet to...

Brickwork Isopod

Porcellio spinicornis 12 mixed: $10 (Contact for Availability) 50 mixed: $40 (Contact for Availability) The brickwork isopod gets its name from its interesting habitat choices. It is most commonly found in rock piles, on...

Rathki’s Trachelipus

Trachelipus rathkii Cultivar name: “Rainbow Mix” 12 mixed: $10 (Contact for Availability) 50 mixed: $40 (Contact for Availability) Isolated by Roach Crossing. Yet another introduced isopod species, Rathki’s Trachelipus usually inhabits leaf litter and...

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...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Dalmatian” 15 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $80 100 mixed: $150 Isolated by Roach Crossing. This is -the- original “Dalmatian” stock from which all other black-spotted dalmatians should be derived. This...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Spanish Orange” 15 mixed: $20 50 mixed: $50 100 mixed: $90 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 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...

Zebra Roly-Poly

Armadillidium maculatum 15 mixed: $25 50 mixed: $60 100 mixed: $100 This is the zebra-striped roly-poly that kicked off the modern isopod craze. They are easy to keep, lively, and somehow strikingly colorful despite...

Nosy Roly-Poly

Armadillidium nasatum 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Another migrant from Europe, the nosy roly-poly is often found in gardens and greenhouses. It is distinguished from the common roly-poly by a...

Curly Isopod

Cylisticus convexus 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Curly isopods, like the namesake “roly-polies” of the genus Armadillidium, can roll up when frightened. Uniquely, instead of rolling into a ball, they...

Little Sea Roly-Poly

Cubaris murina “Bahia Honda” 15 mixed: $20 50 mixed: $50 100 mixed: $80 Despite having only two days to search the Florida Keys on my first trip for bugs (and half of that time...

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...

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...

Giant Slender-Legged Cave Cricket

Ceuthophilus gracilipes cf. apalachicolae (Photo provided by Alan Jeon) Mixed nymphs: $10/each (Contact for availability) Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $80 (Contact for availability) The slender-legged cave cricket ranges through the southern and eastern...

Little Roly-Poly

Venezillo parvus 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Shy and reclusive, this small roly-poly makes a decent addition to most clean-up crews. The marmorated markings are quite interesting, though to view...

Clown Roly-Poly

Armadillidium klugii “Montenegro” 12 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $100 100 mixed: $150 Once the holy grail of roly-poly collectors the world over, this species has increased in popularity and is now a mainstay of...

Horrid King Assassin Bug

Psytalla horrida   Mixed nymphs: $20/each Starter colony (8 mixed): $150 Grisly, colossal, and fittingly covered in warning colors, the horrida king assassin bug is the largest assassin bug in the world. Adults dwarf...

Ivory Millipede

Chicobolus spinigerus “Big Pine Key” Mixed sizes: $7/each (Contact for availability) Starter colony (8 mixed): $50 (Contact for availability) The ivory millipede ranges from the Carolinas south to the Florida Keys. Once split into...

Boulder Pseudoscorpion

Dinocheirus arizonensis Starter culture with enclosure (~12 mixed): $80 Upon learning about them in a well-used field guide, textbook, art piece, or documentary, pseudoscorpions immediately fascinate the minds of all who discover them. These...

Harlequin Flower Beetle

Gymnetis thula Mixed larvae: $8/each Starter colony (8 mixed larvae): $50 Adults: $10/each (Contact for availability) Fret not indigenous beetle-lovers, the harlequin flower beetle is the answer to your prayers! In contrast to invertebrates...

Giant Arcane Earwig

Euborellia arcanum Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $60 Perhaps a first time offering of an earwig species, what better way to leap into an exciting new facet of insect keeping than with these monsters!...

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Romalea microptera “Yellow” Mixed nymphs: $5/each (Contact for availability) Starter colony (8 mixed nymphs): $35 (Contact for availability) Adults: $20/each (Contact for availability) The giant, overt, and clumsy lubber grasshopper is a friend to...

American Giant Millipede

Narceus americanus “Wetumpka” Mixed sizes: $15/each (Contact for availability) Starter colony (8 mixed): $100 (Contact for availability) Long-time friend and bug keeper Alan Jeon never disappoints. After sending pictures of some odd looking Narceus...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Orange Dalmatian” 15 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $80 100 mixed: $150 Isolated and refined by Ryan Orr. Contrary to popular belief, this line of Porcellio scaber was NOT created by...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “White Out” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $120 100 mixed: $200 Isolated by Roach Crossing. This fascinating cultivar possesses absolutely no dark pigmentation- even its eyes are whited out! Very...

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare Cultivar name: “Orange Vigor” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $120 100 mixed: $200 Isolated by Alan Jeon, refined by Roach Crossing. This line of oranges has been heavily outcrossed (Dearborn, Michigan wild...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Spottergeist” 15 mixed: $60 50 mixed: $150 100 mixed: $250 Isolated by Anthony Molnar; minor refining by Roach Crossing. This cultivar was the source of much controversy in the isopod...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Lucy” 15 mixed: $50 50 mixed: $150 100 mixed: $250 Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. An animal’s phenotypes, or physical appearance, can be determined by both its genetics as...

Magnificent Isopod

Porcellio magnificus 12 mixed: $100 50 mixed: $300 100 mixed: $500 The defunct term “Spanish giant orange isopod” is certainly better applied to this large species over the more common bio-active cleaner variety of...

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare Cultivar name: “Pennypack Gold” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $120 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $200 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Bill Yannone. This beautiful line of common roly-polies has...

Humongous Isopod

Porcellio hoffmannseggii 12 mixed: $80 50 mixed: $200 100 mixed: $350 Humongous isopods are well-deserving of their namesake; fully grown individuals may be the largest fully terrestrial isopods! This species is found in Spain,...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis Cultivar name: “Dairy Cow” 15 mixed: $25 50 mixed: $75 100 mixed: $140 Whimsically black-and-white, this adorable smooth isopod mutant has attracted many new isopod enthusiasts. Suspiciously, this strain is unable to...

Skirted Isopod

Oniscus asellus Cultivar name: “Stardust Dalmatian” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $120 100 mixed: $200 Isolated and refined by Connor Brescia. Unlike the “Mardi Gras Dalmatian”, “Stardust Dalmatian” has small flecks of yellow playfully...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Lava” 15 mixed: $60 50 mixed: $160 100 mixed: $300 Originally described as a single-gene mutation, “Lava” is actually a complex of extremely variable genotypes. This stock is believed to...