For Sale

Here are the species that I currently have for sale, please read all of the Terms & Conditions at the bottom of the page before ordering! Minimum $25* order! Email to order!

New Additions (4/14/24):

Armadillidium nasatum "Livonia, MI - White-Out"
Hemiblabera tenebricosa "Monroe County, FL"
Venezillo parvus "Dalmatian"


Cockroaches:


Aglaopteryx gemma "Key Largo, FL" (Little Gem Roach)
This small but beautiful Pseudophyllodromid hails from the southeastern US, and has eluded culture for quite some time. Thankfully they've actually proven rather easy to breed, and enjoy humid and warm conditions, with good airflow. All life stages climb well, but thankfully adults of neither sex can fly. *FL Legal*
10 Mixed nymphs: $25




Ancaudellia s. serratissima (Dark Dwarf Wood Roach)
Brand new to the US hobby, first ever offering here. This is one of the smallest Panesthiinae in the US hobby, second only to Salganea incerta. Adults and nymphs are a very dark brown/black color. Seems an overall hardy species.
10 Mixed nymphs: $60

Adult
Nymph


Ancaudellia hamifera (Golden-Butt Roach)
This is one of the slowest breeding Panesthiinae in the US hobby, but they are large and quite hardy, and brood sizes are fairly large. Adults and large nymphs have a thick layer of fine, golden hairs on their last few abdominal segments, hence the common name.
10 Mixed nymphs: $50

Adult
Adult (notice the golden hairs)
Nymph


Arenivaga cf. apacha "Sunny Flat Campground, Cave Creek Canyon, AZ - Alan's Stock" (Apache Sand Cockroach)
New to culture, with lovely dark reddish brown females and rather dark colored males as well. Pretty easy as far as the southwestern Arenivaga go.
8 Mixed nymphs: $35 (Ask for Availability)




Arenivaga cf. apacha "Sunny Flat Campground, Cave Creek Canyon, AZ - Kyle's Stock" (Apache Sand Cockroach)
A brand new species to culture, adult females of this strain are a beautiful dark red/purplish color, while males have silvery grey/tan wings covered in varying amounts of dark mottling (pronotum coloration is variable as well).
8 Mixed nymphs: $35 (Ask for Availability)




Arenivaga bolliana "McAllen, TX" (Boll's Sand Cockroach)
The largest Arenivaga, this species appreciates a 50/50 humidity gradient, and they're huge fans of leaf litter.
8 Small nymphs: $40




Arenivaga cf. erratica "DOT Rest Area, AZ" (Erratic Sand Cockroach)
A medium sized Arenivaga, easy to breed. Females are a beautiful blood red, with males being pale with some nice red blushing on their pronotums.
8 Mixed nymphs: $35 (Ask for Availability)

Female
Male


Arenivaga floridensis "Tampa, FL" (Tampa Sand Cockroach)
This color form of floridensis, much like the othes, has white nymphs with varying amounts of black mottling. Adults however are rather dark, females being black/reddish black with cream borders on the abdomen, and males are dark grey in color, with shorter wings than those of the lighter form. An overall smaller size as well compared to the light color form. This species must be kept on pure sand for optimal breeding and vigor.
8 Mixed nymphs: $85 (Ask for Availability)

Female
Male


Arenivaga cf. hopkinsorum "Peña Blanca, AZ" (Hopkins' Sand Cockroach)
Named after the parents of Heidi Hopkins, who famously revised the genus in 2014. This species is fairly simple to keep and breed, care is pretty typical for this genus. Males are heavily mottled, and females range from reddish to nearly black in coloration.
8 Mixed nymphs: $35 (Ask for Availability)

Female
Male


Arenivaga cf. tenax "Rodeo, NM" (Tenax Sand Roach)
A relatively new species to culture, adult females are a beautiful red color with some yellow spotting, while males have light tan wings covered in varying amounts of dark mottling. Very prolific, and hardy for this genus too, a great beginner's Arenivaga.
8 Mixed nymphs: $30

Female
Male


Arenivaga cf. tenax "Socorro, TX" (Tenax Sand Roach)
A relatively new species to culture, adult females are a beautiful dark red color with some yellow spotting, while males have light tan wings covered in dark mottling. Very prolific, and hardy for this genus too, a great beginner's Arenivaga.
8 Small nymphs: $30 (Ask for Availability)




Arenivaga tonkawa "San Antonio, TX" (Tonkawa Sand Roach)
A nice little native sand roach, one of the easiest to culture. They seem to prefer higher humidity than some other Arenivaga spp., but similar to the rest of the genus, need very high ventilation levels.
10 Mixed nymphs: $20

Female
Male


Asiablatta kyotensis (Asian wood roach)
An easy to keep and breed Blattellid, quite fast growing and breeding, definitely has some feeder potential IMO.
10 Mixed nymphs: $20




Balta vilis (Plain Yellow Roach)
A small delicate species that is a plain but attractive yellow color. Fairly easy to set up and prolific if kept right, a must have for Pseudophyllodromid enthusiasts. First US offering in years!
10 Mixed: $20
25 Mixed: $30




Blaptica dubia (Dubia Roach)
This is probably one of the easiest roaches to keep and breed, and possibly one of the best known feeder species out there, right next to red runners.
25 Mixed nymphs: $8
50 Mixed nymphs: $15




Blattidae sp. "Philippines" (Philippines Plum Cockroach)
This species is new to US culture, and adults sport a beautiful dark purplish brown color. They are rather hardy and prolific so long as conditions are kept consistently moist. Low to moderate ventilation levels are best.
10 Mixed nymphs: $40




Cariblatta lutea "Brooksville, FL" (Little Yellow Roach)
One of the OG US Pseudophyllodromids in culture, this species is a must have for enjoyers of "Ectobiioid" roaches. Prefers high humidity and decent airflow. *FL Legal*
10 Mixed: $20

Male
Female


Cariblatta minima (Least Yellow Roach)
A very small, prolific, and ornately patterned species. A must have for tiny roach enthusiasts, and a good introduction to Pseudophyllodromids. *FL Legal*
10 Mixed: $20




Compsodes schwarzi (Schwarz's Hooded Micro-Roach)
Second smallest roach in the hobby, prolific and a great micro-feeder! *FL Legal*
25 Mixed: $20
50 Mixed: $35
100 Mixed: $60 (Ask for Availability)
200 Mixed: $100 (Ask for Availability)
350 Mixed: $150 (Ask for Availability)





Episymploce sundaica (Javan Simple Roach)
This is the first offering for this species in the US in years! A simple looking but cute little roach, quite prolific and hardy, decent small feeder potential IMO.
20 Mixed: $20
40 Mixed: $30
75 Mixed: $45

Male
Female


Eupolyphaga sinensis "White Eye" (Chinese Medicinal Roach)
This is the rare, "White Eye" mutation of this species, one of only two roach species in culture with a white eyed form! Prefers high humidity, very high ventilation, and lots of protein.
10 Mixed nymphs: $50

Male
Female


Eurycotis improcera (Ornate Scrub Roach)
One of the prettiest Eurycotis in the hobby, and easy and prolific to boot. Prefers relatively high humidity and warmth.
10 Mixed nymphs: $40




Eurycotis sp. "Venezuela" (Venezuelan Scrub Roach)
The smallest Eurycotis in culture, makes up for it's size in cuteness and relative ease of care compared to some other species in the genus. Prefers dry, well ventilated conditions with a corner or two kept moist. First US offering in YEARS, don't miss out!
10 Mixed nymphs: $35




Euthlastoblatta abortiva (Fragile Roach)
Despite it's common name, this species is actually pretty dang hardy and prolific. They do best kept semi-humid and well ventilated. One of our prettiest natives, and an amazing new addition to culture!
10 Mixed: $25




Euthlastoblatta diaphana (Transparent Belle Roach)
This small species is new to US culture, but has been in the hobby overseas for quite some time. They do well kept humid but well ventilated, and are rather prolific. Their large nymphs are among the prettiest Pseudophyllodromids I've kept.
10 Mixed nymphs: $25 (Ask for Availability)





Euthyrrhapha pacifica (Pacific Two-Spot Cockroach)
This is one of the smallest Corydiids in culture, but they make up for size in ease of care, and beautiful adult coloration/morphology. Both males and females are black with two bright orange spots on their tegmina. Instead of hatching out of their ootheca seam, nymphs of this species actually chew their way out of their oothecae!
10 Mixed nymphs: $50





Gromphadorhina portentosa "LLE Mahogany" (Mahogany Hissing Cockroach) *Pure*
This wonderful strain of PURE portentosa was isolated from the old "1972 Cleveland Aquarium" stock, and was selected for unusually pale and rich mahogany looking individuals.
10 Mixed: $30
20 Mixed: $45

Males
Male & female

Gromphadorhina sp. "Unidentified" (Sidestripe Hissing Cockroach) *Pure*
Most likely a distinct locality or subspecies of G.portentosa. An impressive strain both in coloration and size, sadly the locality is unknown. Very uncommon in the hobby, rarely available!
10 Mixed nymphs: $65

Large male
Male
Female


Hemiblabera granulata "Guadeloupe" (Granulated Roach)
This little species is brand new to culture, and is unique from other cultured members of this genus in it's small size, long antennae and granulated exoskeleton texture. Definitely a cute and easy species, worthy of a place in any roach keeper's collection.
8 Small nymphs: $35





Hemiblabera tenebricosa "Monroe County, FL" (Broad Keys Cockroach)
This is the TRUE H.tenebricosa, not the common hobby staple Hemiblabera cf. roseni, which has long been mislabeled as H.tenebricosa or H.brunneri.
Adults are black with red abdominal striping, with males being more vibrantly colored than females.
8 Small nymphs: $50




Margattea nimbata (Raindrop Roach)
A neat, small Pseudophyllodromid brand spanking new to US culture. Easy to breed and tolerant of a wide variety of conditions.
10 Mixed: $20




Neoblattella detersa (Polished New Roach)
A small, prolific, and ornately patterned species of Pseudophyllodromid that's a must have for any small roach enthusiast. The markings on the nymphs are beautiful, and this species is hardy to boot. *FL Legal*
10 Mixed: $20

Adult
Nymph


Neoblattella sp. "Miami, FL" (Miami New Roach)
A possibly undescribed species, very similar to N.detersa as nymphs, however adults are actually sexually dimorphic, with males being fully winged and females having shorter wings. Hardy and prolific. *FL Legal*
10 Mixed: $20

Male and nymph
Female


Neostylopyga rhombifolia "Chinese Hobby Stock" (Harlequin Roach)
A very pretty species that seems to regularly crash and boom in the US hobby. Many strains are finicky and have issues with ooths failing to hatch, random nymph die offs, etc., this strain doesn't appear to have that issue though. Males of this stock have pretty red coloration on their abdomens, females are more black.
10 Mixed: $35
20 Mixed: $50

Male
Female


Nocticola sp. "Malaysia" (Malaysian Micro-roach)
Smallest roach in the hobby, parthenogenetic, could make for a good occasional micro-feeder, or cleaner crew addition in bioactive setups.
10 Mixed: $20
20 Mixed: $30




Panesthia angustipennis angustipennis "Sabah, Malaysia - Gold Winged Form" (Gold-Winged Wood Roach)
One of the largest and prettiest Panesthiinae in US culture, this is the first public offering of this strain here in the US. Slower growing and breeding than some of the other Panesthiinae I've kept, but just as easy overall.
10 Small nymphs: $80

Nymph
Adult


Panesthia angustipennis cognata "Cambodia" (Orangeback Roach)
New and very rarely available in the US hobby, this is a slow growing and breeding species that needs a substrate of rotten wood. Medium/Large nymphs are beautifully patterned, and the chunky little adults are adorable as well!
10 Mixed nymphs: $60
20 Mixed nymphs: $95





Parcoblatta americana "Table Rock, Boise - ID" (American Wood Roach)
US native, can take a while to get cultures established, but makes for a good occasional feeder that breeds at room temps, and won't infest your house!
10 Mixed nymphs: $20

Female
Male


Periplaneta brunnea "EU Hobby Stock" (Brown Cockroach)
Adults of this species look extremely similar to Periplaneta americana, though with a richer brown color and usually more faded pronotum markings. Nymphs are absolutely beautiful and ornately patterned in different shades of brown, cream and black. Despite looking the part, these are not house pests, and are often considered one of the least hardy Periplaneta in culture.
10 Mixed: $20

Nymph
Adult


Perisphaerus punctatus "Macao" (Punctate Roly-poly Roach)
A brand new species to culture, first US offering! This species is very similar to P.pygmaeus, but is larger, glossier, more arboreal, hardier, and can handle slightly drier setups as well (though high air humidity is important). At last, an alternative to P.pygmaeus in the hobby!
10 Mixed nymphs: $85




Princisia vanwaerebeki "Big/Black - 2017 CCR" (Vibrant Hisser) *Pure*
The most basic form of this species in cultivation, with most adults sporting black base coloration, with orange/yellowish abdominal margins. This particular stock throws out a decent number of completely black adults, which is unusual for pure stock of this species, but all males of this stock have the characteristic notch on the anterior margins of their pronotums, while hybrid lines normally have variable pronotum shapes.
10 Mixed nymphs: $45
5 Small/Medium adult males: $25

Major male
Male
Females


Princisia vanwaerebeki "Tiger" (Tiger Hisser) *Pure*
This stock is descended from Roachcrossing's old colony. A beautiful and hardy hisser species, often erroneously labeled as "Gromphadorhina grandidieri". Prefers higher humidity compared to most other hissers.
8 Mixed nymphs: $40 (Out of Stock)




Pycnoscelus surinamensis "Dark" (Dark Surinam Roaches)
A dark strain of Surinam roaches that were accidentally being traded as P.nigra (Shadow Roaches). The adults in this culture range from dark brown to black. Care is the same as other surinamensis*FL Legal*
10 Mixed: $12
20 Mixed: $20




Tagaloblatta sp. "Okinawa, Japan" (Japanese Small Runners)
This cute little species has decent micro-feeder potential, maxing out at about a cm in length, and pretty prolific breeders as well. Prefers high humidity and warm temps for best breeding rates. Interestingly, there seem to be two different adult "castes", which are not sex linked. There are non-climbing, microapterous adults, and (poorly) climbing, macroapterous adults.
12 Mixed: $25
25 Mixed: $35




Orthopterans:

*LAG for all Camel Cricket nymphs only if local temps 77F° or below*


Ceuthophilus gracilipes gracilipes "Montgomery, AL" (Slender-legged Camel Cricket)
Largest US native camel cricket! Easy to breed, pretty tolerant of crowding, but they do like their space! Potentially some occasional feeder potential, and colonies don't smell or make noise!
8 Mixed nymphs: $40 (Ask for Availability)
10 Eggs: $35 (LAG in temps above 77F°)




Gryllus cf. firmus "Fort Morgan, AL" (Fort Morgan Field Cricket)
A beautiful and large Gryllus species with a pleasant call, and no diapause requirement. Not super cannibalistic or difficult to keep communally, just provide lots of hides and surface area. Seems to like it fairly humid.
10 Mixed nymphs: $40





Tafalisca eleuthera (Silent Bush Cricket)
Also called the "Florida False Weta" by hobbyists, this arboreal true cricket is an amazing new addition to culture. Adults are quite large, maxing out at nearly two inches, with antennae double to triple their body length. All life stages climb smooth surfaces well, and can be kept communally so long as plenty of hides are provided. They feed well on dog food and fruits.
8 Small nymphs: $50




True Bugs:


Platymeris biguttatus "Ghost" (White Spot Assassin Bug)
This morph of P.biguttatus has very pale striping on the legs compared to the wild type form, and nymphs hatch out with white abdomens, as opposed to the normal red (though this is lost when they molt to L2).
8 Small nymphs: $70

Nymph
Adult

Beetles:


Alphitobius diaperinus (Lesser Mealworm)
A small, prolific darkling beetle, commonly used as feeders and/or cleaner crews for feeder roaches.
10 Mixed: $5




Apsena sp. "Kuna, ID" (Micro Goblin Darklings)
A small but prolific species, with a dark red and blue color palate. Good species to cohabitate with larger Teneb species in mixed tanks, and does well with hissing cockroaches too.
8 Mixed larvae: $15




Blapstinus sp. "Kuna, ID" (Grey Sidewalk Darkling)
A small, slightly hairy species of darkling beetle. Easy to breed, does well in larger roach enclosures (like hissers).
8 Mixed: $15 (Ask for Availability)




Conibius seriatus (Red & Blue Micro-Darkling)
Cute, easy to rear species of desert darkling, very fast growing, potential use as a feeder. Does well with hissing cockroaches.
8 Mixed: $15




Cyaneus angustus (Larger Black Flour Beetle)
This cosmopolitan yet seemingly uncommon grain pest is easy to culture, and adults reach about 7 mms in length. Prefers some moisture availability, but most of the setup should be dry. Good micro-feeder potential IMO.
10 Mixed: $12 (Out of Stock)
25 Mixed: $20 (Out of Stock)




Dermestes ater "Kuna, ID" (Black Larder Beetle)
A very fast growing and breeding species, prefers larger dead insects like roaches as the staple diet, but will also nibble on dog food.
10 Mixed larvae: $15 (Ask for Availability)




Dermestes lardarius "Osceola Mills, PA" (Larder Beetle)
A large and prolific species of Dermestid, preferring more dank and humid conditions and large dead insects for food.
10 Mixed larvae: $25




Eleodes armata "Bruneau, ID" (Armed Darkling Beetle)
This decent sized and hardy species is unique in that adults of both sexes have femoral spines on all six legs. This particular particular strain has proven quite easy to rear, with high pupal survival rates.
10 Mixed larvae: $25




Eleodes dissimilis "Paradise, AZ"
A cute medium sized darkling that is new to culture, hardy and easy to breed.
10 Mixed larvae: $20




Eleodes hispilabris "Great Basin Race - Boise, ID" (Common Darkling Beetle)
(Previously misidentified as "Pacific Northwest Race). This species is easy to rear and is great for beginners, in fact these were the first desert darkling beetles I ever bred! Adults of this race have pretty deep groves in the elytra and a matte exoskeleton texture.
10 Mixed larvae: $15




Eleodes spinipes macrura (Giant Texas Darkling Beetle)
One of the largest US darkling beetles, truly a hefty species, and easy to rear to boot! Females are quite rotund, whereas males are a bit skinnier and have extensions at the tips of their elytra called "mucros".
10 Mixed larvae: $20

Female
Male


Embaphion c. contusum "Las Cruces, NM" (Bruiser Pie-dish Beetle)
A cute little species of Pie-dish Beetle that's hardy and fast breeding to boot, one of the coolest and easier to breed Tenebs in culture IMO.
8 Mixed larvae: $20




Embaphion depressum (Depressed Pie-dish Beetle)
These little cuties are the smallest Embaphion in culture, and also the least "Pie-dish" shaped. Still, very unique in morphology and absolutely adorable, prefers a sandy mix for optimal breeding.
8 Mixed larvae: $30 (Ask for Availability)




Embaphion muricatum "Chaves County, NM" (Pie-dish Beetle)
The OG Pie-dish darkling beetle. A hardy, easy to breed species, adults have some of the most unique and exaggerated morphology of any cultured darkling.
10 Mixed larvae: $30




Lasioderma serricorne (Cigarette Beetle)
Common pests of stored plant and animal based products, these are easy to culture in just about anything, dog food, oats, etc, don't seem to need moisture either. Could be used as tiny feeders.
12 Mixed: $5 (Out of Stock)
30 Mixed: $10 (Out of Stock)




Neatus tenebrioides "Livonia, MI" (Neat Mealworms)
A nice new addition to culture, this species is closely related to Tenebrio and can be reared in a similar fashion, but appreciates more humidity. Prolific and can be used as feeders.
10 Mixed: $15





Nocibiotes cf. granulatus (Granulate Narrow Micro-Darkling)
A brand new addition to culture, easy to rear and decently prolific. They produce a nice glaucous coating to them when kept dry and undisturbed, and sport red legs. Females have caudate elytral tips, compared to the fully rounded elytra of males.
8 Mixed: $25 (Out of Stock)




Tenebrio obscurus (Dark Mealworm)
Breeds at a comparable rate to T.molitor, but the larvae are typically dark brown rather than yellow.
10 Mixed larvae: $5





Triorophus sp. "Fort Stockton, TX" (Ft. Stockton Huckleberry Darklings)
A small but hardy species of darkling beetle that's easy to breed. When untouched and kept dry, adults develop a thick powdery blue coating on their exoskeletons, that makes them look like little huckleberries IMO. Brand new to culture, and hopefully a new hobby staple!
8 Mixed larvae: $30




Trogoderma cf. simplex "Boise, ID" (Simple Dermestid)
A small species of dermestid that breeds well on dead, dried insects, and dog food. Adults have lovely mottled coloration, and are quite sexually dimorphic; females are twice the size of males. Potential cleaner crew potential in drier roach colonies?
10 Mixed: $12  (Ask for Availability)





Zophobas atratus "Sugarloaf Key, FL" (Superworm Beetle)
This wild type strain of Z.atratus differs markedly from the pet hobby stock in that the elytral striations are much deeper and larger. A completely different bloodline than the common hobby stock.
10 Mixed larvae: $15
20 Mixed larvae: $25
30 Mixed larvae: $30




Flies:


Clogmia albipunctata (Drain Moth Fly)
This is probably the most widespread species of Psychodidae, found in houses and sewage systems worldwide. They are extremely fast growing and prolific, and have great feeder potential IMO.
10+ Mixed larvae: $20
30+ Mixed larvae: $35




Lepiseodina conspicua "Holly, MI" (Showy Moth Fly)
This is probably the most beautiful moth fly in the US, and certainly the prettiest in culture! Care is the same as for other Psychodidae.
10+ Mixed larvae: $30




Setomima nitida (Black Fairy Moth Fly)
These little cuties are brand new to the hobby, probably the first time they've ever been publicly sold! Easy to culture, prolific, and has some oddball feeder potential, for small predators that like flying prey.
10+ Mixed larvae: $20
30+ Mixed larvae: $45



Isopods:


Armadillidium maculatum (Zebra Roly-Poly)
The standard zebra roly-poly, which helped kickstart the isopod hobby craze nearly a decade ago. Easy to breed and prolific to boot.
10 Mixed: $25




Armadillidium nasatum "Kuna, ID" (Nosy Roly-Poly)
This particular locality is quite variable in color, with typical dark grey, light grey and orange/peach individuals mixed in. Rather than isolate the different colors I've decided to leave them be, a true expression of the variability in this one locality.
10 Mixed: $15




Armadillidium nasatum "Livonia, MI - White-Out" (Nosy Roly-Poly)
This morph was originally selected for and distributed by Kyle from Roachcrossing, though was done so before it was completely isolated. However after switching a couple hands, this particular stock (which I got from Rus of Aquarimax) now breeds 100% true.
10 Mixed: $30




Armadillidium vulgare "Orange Vigor" (Orange Vigor Roly-Poly)
Originally isolated and refined by Roachcrossing, this beautiful, large and hardy line of vulgare is definitely a worthy addition to any isopod enthusiast's collection.
10 Small individuals: $45




Caraiboscia christiani "Julio Enrique Monagas Park, Puerto Rico" (Christian's Dwarf Isopod)
This cute little isopod (formerly ID'd as Trichorhina sp. "Puerto Rico"), is like a much faster moving, glossier and more slender T.tomentosa. A very cute little species that's fairly prolific. Enjoys high humidity.
10 Mixed: $15





Cubaris sp. "Blue Pigeon"
A hardy species, individuals can produce a slightly bluish coating to their exoskeletons, but in most lighting they look grey.
8 Mixed: $30




Cubaris sp. "Panda King" (Panda King Isopod)
A very prolific and easy to breed Cubaris that tolerates a wide level of ventilation and temperature ranges.
10 Mixed: $25




Cubaris sp. "Panda King - White" (White Panda King Isopod)
The "white-out" morph expression in this species, just as hardy and easy to breed as the wild type.
10 Mixed: $35




Cylisticus convexus "Eagle, ID" (Curly Isopod)
A common backyard species, hardy and easy to breed. Individuals of this species can curl up when disturbed, but not into a perfect sphere, but rather a teardrop shape.
10 Mixed: $8




Helleria brevicornis "Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France" (Giant Burrowing Roly-Poly)
The largest terrestrial conglobating (curling) isopod in culture, needs a deep organically rich substrate. Slow growing and breeding, but gives birth to large litters once a year. A mild winter cool period (60-65F°) is needed for yearly reproduction.
8 Mixed: $85





Merulanella sp. "Ember Bee"
One of the most popular isopod species in the hobby ATM, and it's not hard to see why. They get large for Armadillidae, are very active and fairly arboreal, and are very vibrantly colored, and variable in patterning and color as well!
8 Small Individuals $300 (Ask for Availability)




Miktoniscus cf. medcofi (Medcof's Slender Micro-pod)
This tiny species has a uniquely slender build I've not seen in many other cultured isopod genera. They are heavy burrowers and prefer a humid and organically rich substrate.
("TX" line) 10 Mixed: $15
("AL" line) 10 Mixed: $15 (Ask for Availability)

"AL" line
"TX" line


Nesodillo arcangelii "Yeti" (Yeti Isopod)
This morph of N.arcangelii appears to represent the "White Out" type mutation for this species, isolated from the "Silver Ghost" line. There is absolutely no black/grey pigmentation on this morph, even the eyes are white!
10 Mixed: $35




Porcellio echinatus (Bumpy Sowbug)
This species is similar to scaber in morphology and care, though rougher in texture.
10 Mixed: $20




Porcellionides pruinosus "Melba, ID" (Powder Blue Isopod)
This particular strain was collected by yours truly, and has been examined by expert Nathan Jones and confirmed to be true P.pruinosus. A hardy, prolific species, good for use as a feeder or CUC.
10 Mixed: $12




Porcellionides cf. virgatus "Big Pine Key, FL" (BPK Beauties)
A beautiful, likely undescribed species within the virgatus complex, slow breeding/growing, preferring conditions similar to some Spanish Porcellio. Super variable in coloration, some of the prettiest isopods I've ever seen!
10 Mixed: $85





Proporcellio vulcanius "Glen Rose, TX"
A very handsome species of isopod, relatively new to culture and not widely kept yet. About half the size of Porcellio scaber, very prolific, and hardy, a great addition to any isopod enthusiast's collection. Prefers semi-humid conditions.
10 Mixed: $30




Oniscus asellus "Ada County, ID - Mardi Gras Dalmatian" (Dalmatian Skirted Isopod)
This is the OG Dalmatian morph of this species, which I isolated myself circa 2017. This was actually the first morph ever isolated from this species, my crowning achievement in the isopod hobby. This species prefers a consistently humid environment and lots of leaf litter and protein availability.
10 Mixed: $40 (Ask for Availability)




Trichorhina tomentosa (Dwarf White Isopod)
Perhaps the most common and well known isopod in culture. Can make decent feeders for tiny predators, and are often used as cleaner crews or additives to bioactive setups (though personally I'm opposed to their use for either of those). Parthenogenetic, and breeds best when humidity is high.  
15 Mixed: $5




Venezillo parvus "Dalmatian"
This small species is hardy and prolific, and one of the OG cultured isopods before the fancier Spanish Porcellio spp. entered the hobby and kicked it off to high gear. Could be used as cleaner crews in humid setups.
10 Mixed: $15



Arachnids:


Stygnomma spiniferum spiniferum "Big Pine Key, FL"
These little cuties are easy to breed so long as they're given adequate space and surface area, and adults seem to have a preference for Compsodes/Nocticola sp. prey item in my experience. Smaller instars will hunt springtails and smaller nymphs of the above roaches, and all life stages presumably will at least nibble on various prekilled inverts, fruits and dog food.
8 Mixed: $85




Springtails, Psocids & Mites:

*Springtail culture purity guaranteed to be at least 75% or more of the selected species. Some cross contamination is expected based on the propensity for springtails to jump cultures and coexist with other species.*


Coecobrya cf. tenebricosa (Tropical Pink Springtails)
ex. Sinella curviseta. Originates from Ohio, brought into the hobby 30~ years ago by Orin McMonigle. Very prolific species that can handle a wide range of conditions, but does best in consistently humid setups.
20+ Mixed: $5
50+ Mixed: $10




cf. Desoria trispinata "Central Park, NY" (Blue Velvet Springtail)
A very small but fairly active species, prefers very moist environments.
15+ Mixed: $5



Poduromorpha sp. "Tiny Blue" (Tiny Blue Poduromorph)
A tiny species comparable to small silvers in size, but unlike small silvers these spend much of their time burrowed in organically rich substrate, usually surfacing when food is offered or when their populations bloom. Enjoys high humidity and low airflow.
*Cultures may come contaminated with S.scimitus & Yuukianura aphoruroides*
15+ Mixed: $10




cf. Ectopsocus richardsi (Richard's Barklouse)
First ever hobby offering of these cuties, this species prefers very dry conditions, and goes nuts for artificial pollen. Should be cultured on bark, and it seems all life stages can climb (but really don't seem to ever want to leave the bark they dwell on). Females guard their eggs, a rare behavior for barklice!
10 Mixed: $15 (Ask for Availability)




Lepidocyrtus sp. "Small Silver" (Small Silver Springtails)
The most common springtails in culture, hard to find someone who doesn't have these in their collection already. They do well with most inverts I've worked with, never seem to stress any species out.
20+ Mixed: $5 (Ask for Availability)




Liposcelis sp. "TDE" (Booklice)
A tiny, nondescript booklouse species that I'm pretty sure hitchhiked with some Tenebrio I got from Ty Dye Exotics, that has since established itself in several of my darkling bins. Easy to breed and hardy, a good cleaner crew option for dryer tanks in my opinion.
10 Mixed: $15 (Ask for Availability)




cf. Willowsia sp. "Kota Kinabalu" (Malaysian Silver Scaly Springtails)
An unidentified species from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, new to US culture! Tolerates a wide variety of humidity levels, and is very prolific. *Dry Hardy*
20+ Mixed: $5
50+ Mixed: $10





Yuukianura aphoruroides (Orange Springtail)
A beautiful, vibrantly colored species that does well when kept humid and decently ventilated, prefers an organically rich substrate. Seemingly immune to harm from predatory mites, and breeds well enough to have decent cleaner/feeder potential.
*Cultures may come contaminated with S.scimitus & Poduromorpha sp. "Tiny Blue"*
15+ Mixed: $25




Oribatida sp. "Red" (Red Oribatid Mite)
These mites are good for really only one thing... outcompeting grain mites. They have the same ecological niche, however unlike grain mites they rarely attach to insects in a hypopus stage (I have seen them do it, but infrequently). They're a lesser evil if you will, an O.K alternative to grain mites if you have a lot of grain mite issues.
20+ Mixed: $5




Stratiolaelaps scimitus *ex Hypoaspis miles* (Predatory Mite)
Great fungus gnat control, and they also feed on grain mites, certain springtails, and nematodes.
15+ Mixed: $8 (Ask for Availability)




Desert Predatory Mites (Mesostigmata sp. "Idaho")
An unknown species of predatory mite, they seem very well adapted to drier climates and thrive in my darkling beetle enclosures, where they mostly seem to feed on grain mites. Similar to the above S.scimitus, but faster, glossier and not hairy at all, will sometimes exhibit phoresy when they run out of food.
15+ Mixed: $8 (Ask for Availability)



Clean Up crews:


Humid/Semihumid Cleaner Crew
10 Armadillidium nasatum
20 Compsodes schwarzi
50 Coecobrya cf. tenebricosa
$35

Dry Cleaner Crew
10 Porcellionides pruinosus
15 Conibius seriatus 
50 Willowsia sp. "Kota Kinabalu"
$35

Moist Cleaner Crew
10 Cylisticus convexus
15 Nocticola sp. "Malaysia"
20 Yuukianura aphoruroides
$40


Freebies:


Orders $50 or higher can choose ONE free group of any of these spp:

10 Cariblatta minima
10 Neostylopyga rhombifolia "CHS"
10 Armadillidium maculatum

Orders $100 or higher can choose ONE free group of any of these or the above spp:

10 Euthlastoblatta abortiva
10 Panesthia angustipennis cognata "Cambodia"
15 Lepiseodina conspicua

Orders $200 or higher can choose ONE free group of any of the below spp., & ONE of the above spp:

Perisphaerus punctatus
10 Porcellionides cf. virgatus "BPK"
8 Stygnomma s. spiniferum



Terms & Conditions:



Minimum order $25* not including shipping. Will not ship roaches to FL other than the few species marked "*FL Legal*". We accept Paypal, Zelle, & Cashapp. I almost always ship domestically via USPS Priority Mail, shipping via normal Priority usually costs $15-18. USPS 2 Day Express usually costs around $50, and often isn't worth the trouble IMO, but that is an option as well. Heat packs, if needed, will cost an extra $5 per pack.
 
I normally ship out on Tuesdays for all payments and mailing addresses received by Monday evening. (So if you place an order on Monday night, it will most likely not be shipped out until Tuesday of the FOLLOWING week).

I will ONLY label packages "Hold For Pickup" you know your post offices handles these types of packages with little issue, more specifically, packages sent with the official USPS HFP label. For some reason some post offices have a tendency too wildly mishandle packages labeled HFP, and will try to return to sender as a result.
So if you have never received packages with the USPS HFP label at your post office before, or have had issues with HFP in the past, I will NOT guarantee LAG when using this service. So in that case, if your temps are too extreme, you won't be able to accept delivery at home, or if you have any other reason for not being able to have the invertebrates shipped to your door, then I advise you wait for more favorable shipping conditions before making an order.

I am not responsible for any deaths due to mishandling, acts of God and extreme temperatures. If your local temperatures are in the 90's or above or the 40's and below, (and you do not include a heat pack in your order for the latter), order at your own risk! However, a lot of the species I offer are flexible when it comes to hot conditions, so if the temperatures in your area are in the 90s or above, we can discus a LAG agreement for certain, heat hardy species.
If the package is left outside in your mailbox or on your doorstep for longer than an hour, OR if you fail to pick the package up from the PO the day of arrival, I'm not responsible for any resulting DOAs.

If, for some reason the invertebrates arrive dead, after being brought indoors within an hour of arrival to your residence (or picked up from the PO on the day of arrival) and they were shipped during weather I suggested should be fine, you must send photographic evidence of the dead invertebrates in question within 24 HOURS of arrival, and we can work on a replacement shipment or partial refund. If no proof in the form of a photo or a video is supplied, I will not take any responsibility for DOAs, and the LAG will be void.

Contact me to order, or if you have any questions at: invertebratedude@gmail.com.

*International orders must be a minimum of $80. Shipping usually costs $45. No LAG provided.

31 comments:

  1. Do you plan to breed/raise praying mantid at some point?

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  2. Not really, they seem too high maintenance for my taste, and overall most species don't really interest me enough to want to keep some.

    There are a few exceptions though, I would consider keeping some of the Metallyticus species, as well as Amorphoscelis perhaps. :) Of course those are both extremely rare so I'm unlikely to ever get any lol!

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    1. Not even interested in Phyllocrania paradoxa? Let me tell you, those are amazing-looking in real life!LOL

      Basically the ones that look like roaches then. ;)

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    2. Nah, not interested in keeping that species, but I will agree that they are quite amazing little creatures! :)

      Yeah, basically lol! Love the flattened appearance of the whole bark mantid group, too bad most of the really cool ones are both rare and difficult to keep/breed.

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    3. I kept a few a while back(my first arthropod pets in fact) and I still don't think I've kept a more intriguing invert since then, the little things look and act almost exactly like dead leaves!

      Yea, pretty unfortunate. I tried keeping G.grisea last year and failed miserably at even keeping them alive. :( A lot of people report that mantids are easy, but it's just the opposite in my experience, maybe I have a mantis curse on me! LOL

      Oh and just realized that I commented previously as my dad, sorry about that. lol

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    4. Yeah, they are very neat looking, but just not my cup of tea as far as keeping goes...

      Yeah, G.grisea is the perfect example of how difficult bark mantids are to culture, they require very specific perching materials, humidity levels and even prey items, which makes them a pain to rear. Even under the best conditions, I think they have a poor survival rate anyway, at least that's what I've gathered.

      Was wondering if he was related to you or not lol, was quite confused for a little bit lol! :p

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    5. Fair enough.

      Yea, although I think mine may have died from stress caused by my S.curviseta...

      Sorry to cause you confusion.lol I've gotten freaked out before when mysterious people have commented on my blog, but luckily they've just ended up being my aunt and grandma. lol

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    6. Dang, sorry to heat that, were they very numerous in their enclosures?

      Lol yeah I think I read the comments in one of those posts, you were a little freaked out that some "random" person had replied to your post, just turned out to be a relative though. :)

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    7. Yes, very.....I was pretty naïve back then, didn't know that springtails could actually stress out another invert to death.

      Yea, I definitely said something like that. LOL

      BTW sorry for butchering your sale page. lol You're welcome to delete my comments. :)

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    8. Me neither, until I lost my Chorisoneura texensis! Dang critters are supposed beneficial, not harmful!!

      Oh no problem, I don't mind it at all. :)

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  3. Good morning,
    I am looking for Tenebrio Obscurus if you have any for sale. Any amount will do for a culture. Thank you.

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    1. Hi there,

      I don't have any T.obscurus for sale at the moment, once I do though, I will definitely put them up on the list though! :)

      Thanks for inquiring!

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  4. Hello. Do you ever have motyxia's available

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    1. Unfortunately I was unable to successfully breed Motyxia, like pretty much everyone else who's kept them so far. All of mine died a long time ago, Bugsincyberspace.com might have some available this year though, who knows.

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  5. Hey do you know when you will have phyrophorus larvae for sale again.

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    1. For some reason I'm temporarily locked out of my blogger account and so have to use my mom's, but this is Invertebrate Dude, and unfortunately I'm out of stock of Pyrophorus, will be for a year or more unless the two adults I now have that were late to mature end up being a pair. Might have Ignelater available in the coming months though, the largest US native Pyrophorini species. :)

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    2. Thanks and I hope for your success

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    3. Thanks! I may be out of Pyrophorus larvae now, but I do have the very similar US native Ignelater havaniensis available, first hobby offering ever! :)

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    1. Yup, got plenty in stock! Email me if interested! ;)

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  7. Hi buddy, do you send out to the UK at all?

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  8. Is there any way to sign up for alerts when you have noctilucus or havaniensis available again? I’ve been searching all over for some but haven’t had much luck finding people culturing them besides you.

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    1. Not really, though I can try to remember to comment here again when they are available, which may or may not send ya a notification/email. 😅 I won't have Pyrophorus available for 1-2 years, might not have Ignelater for a year or so either. But I will probably have Deilelater physoderus available in a couple months.

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    2. Thank you! I’ll be sure to check back then. Is Deilelater about the same difficulty to keep as the other two?

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    3. Yup, care is the same as for Pyrophorus and Ignelater.

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    4. I have the Deilelater available now BTW. :)

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  9. Do you ship to México?

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