Minibeast Pets

All animals for sale are juveniles bred in captivity by Minibeast Wildlife unless otherwise specified
               
 

We ship Australia wide for $15 - Live animals orders are dispatched each Tuesday

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CLASSROOM KITS
     

Classroom Kit A

2 x XL mesh enclosures

Pair of Spiny Leaf Insects plus a pair of Crowned Stick Insects

Bugs Alive book

Misting bottle

Magnifying glass

$170 Save 15%

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A great pack for the classroom. Easy-to-keep insects and all the equipment you need!

     

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Classroom Kit B

2 Large mesh enclosures

1 small mesh enclosure

Pair of Spiny Leaf Insects, a pair of Crowned Stick Insects plus a Giant Rainforest Mantid

Bugs Alive book

Misting bottle

$201 Save 15%

     

Temporarily unavailable

More variety for the classroom and still easy to manage. The award-winning 'Bugs Alive' explains it all.

       
     
       
PHASMIDS - KITS

Complete Kit - Spiny Leaf Insect

2 Spiny Leaf Insects (male & female)

Bugs Alive book

Extra-large pop-up mesh enclosure

Misting bottle

$104.00

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A perfect starter pack

     
   
     
 

Spiny Book Combo

2 Spiny Leaf Insects (male & female)

Bugs Alive book

$70.00

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Ideal for budding bug keepers of all ages.

                     
   
   
                                                     
 

Complete Kit - Crowned Stick Insect

2 Crowned Stick Insects (male & female)

Bugs Alive book

Extra-large pop-up mesh enclosure

Misting bottle

$90.00

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Great for beginners!

   
 
 
                                             

Crowned Book Combo

2 Crowned Stick Insects (female & male)

Bugs Alive book

$57.00

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Ideal for budding bug keepers of all ages.

         
     
                                                               
 
 

Multi-pack

1 Crowned Stick Insect

1 Spiny Leaf Insect

1 Living Twig

(all female)

Bugs Alive book

Extra-large pop-up enclosure

$120 Save over 10%

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Three species, all compatible within the same enclosure.

 

 
 
     
 

Mega-pack

Crowned Stick Insect

Spiny Leaf Insect

Living Twig

Wuelfing's Stick Insect

(all female)

Extra-large pop-up enclosure

$110 Save over 10%

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Instant diversity, all compatible within the same enclosure.

   
 
   
PHASMIDS - SPECIES
       

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Hardy, easy to keep with fascinating behaviour. Can be handled and makes an excellent pet or classroom study animal. Feeds on eucalyptus leaves.

Ideal for schools

Adult body length 150mm

Spiny Leaf Insect Extatosoma tiaratum

$20 males, $25 females (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

 

 

Australian Leaf Insect Phyllium monteithi

$75 females only (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

Now Available

Australia's true leaf Insects! This is our first public release of this unique species which is very new to captivity. Easy to keep and feeds on Syzygium australe (Brush Cherry) which is readily available through nurseries.

Adult body length 85mm

 

Crowned Stick Insect Onchestus rentzi

$15 males, $20 females (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

 

     

Now Available

Hardy, easy to keep and, can be kept with Spiny Leaf Insects. Can be handled and makes a great pet or classroom study animal. Feeds on acacia & eucalypt leaves.

Ideal for schools

Adult body length 120mm

 
   
 
       

Strong Stick Insect Anchiale briareus

$15 males, $20 females (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

 

Temporarily unavailable

Yet another hardy and, easy to keep phasmid. Can be housed with other species. Nymphs are bright green. Feeds on acacia & eucalypt leaves.

Ideal for schools

Adult body length 150mm

     
 
 

Wuelfing's Stick Insect Acrophylla wuelfingi

$20 males, $25 females (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

 

Temporarily unavailable

Amongst Australia's longest stick insects - make very impressive displays. Easy to keep and handle, excellent educational animals. Feeds on eucalyptus and acacia leaves.

Ideal for schools

Adult body length 210mm

 

Goliath Stick Insect Eurycnema goliath

$20 males, $25 females (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

   

Temporarily unavailable

Huge spectacular stick insects. Easy to keep and handle, excellent educational animals. Feeds on eucalyptus leaves.

Ideal for schools

Adult body length 200mm

 
 
 
 

Peppermint Stick Insect Megacrania batesii

$25 each (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

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A unique rainforest phasmid that squirts a peppermint scented chemical as a defence. Feeds on Pandanus spp.

Adult body length 110mm

 
           

Rentz's Stick Insect Sipyloidea rentzi

$15 males, $20 females (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

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A graceful green stick insect - a great addition to any phasmid collection. Very hardy. Feeds upon Eucalyptus, Acacias, Callistemons and many other plants.

Adult body length 85mm

 
                                               

Cyclone Larry Stick Insect Sipyloidea larryi

$15 males, $20 females (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

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Very hardy species, yet delicate in appearance. Compatible with other phasmids in mixed species exhibits.

Adult body length 85mm

                             
 
 
 

Living Twig, Austrocarausius mercurius

$15 males, $20 females (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

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Very hardy species, with long twig-like body. Feeds upon easy to find plants such as Syzygiums and Eucalypts.

Adult body length 120mm

 
     
       
MANTID KITS
   

Mantid kits

Male Giant Rainforest Mantid & small pop-up enclosure $48

Female Giant Rainforest Mantid & small pop-up enclosure $53

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Watch these amazing predators feed and grow

   
 
   
 
       

Mantid - Complete Kit

Female Giant Rainforest Mantid

Small mesh enclosure

Bugs Alive book

Spray bottle

$82 Save over 15%

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All you need in one discount kit!

   
 
   
MANTIDS

Giant Rainforest Mantid Hierodula majuscula

$35 males (juveniles)

$40 females (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

 

Temporarily unavailable

Australia's most powerfully built species of mantid. Ferocious hunters and fascinating animals to keep. Feeds on other insects.

Ideal for schools

Adult body length over 75mm

 
 
 

Purple winged Mantis Tenodera australasiae

$30 females only (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

Now Available

Slender and agile hunters. Easy to keep, feeds on other insects including flies, crickets and cockroaches.

Adult body length 80mm

 
 
 
 

Grass Mantis, Archimantis latistyla

$25 males, $30 females (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

Temporarily unavailable

Large voracious hunters. Easy to keep, feeds on other insects including flies, crickets and cockroaches.

Adult body length 90mm

                       
           
SPIDERS
       

Jungle Huntsman Heteropoda jugulans

$20 each (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

*Sustainably harvested from our property

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Fast moving acrobatic hunters. Very hardy, feeds on a variety of insects. (Mildly venomous)

Adult body length 30mm

 
 

Tiger Huntsman Undescribed species

$75 each (juveniles - females only)

Detailed care information provided

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Spectacular large spiders, powerful fast moving hunters. Be one of the first to own one of the stunning predators.

(Mildly venomous)

Adult body length 45mm, Legspan to 150mm

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Banded Huntsman Holconia immanis

$25 each (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

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Extremely large spiders, powerful fast moving hunters. Amazing predators. (Mildly venomous)

Adult body length 45mm, Legspan to 160mm

                       
           
                                               
 

Golden Huntsman Beregama aurea

$30 each (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

 

Temporarily unavailable

Australia's largest species of huntsman from northern Australia. Active hunters, stunning predators. (Mildly venomous)

Adult body length 48mm

 
 
                 
               

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Masters of camouflage that live on lichen covered tree trunks. (Mildly venomous)

Adult body length 15mm

Lichen Huntsman Pandercetes gracilis

$30 each (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

*Sustainably harvested from our property

             
               
             
                 
 
   

St Andrew's Cross Spider Argiope keyserlingi

$25 each (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

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Stunning orb-weaving spiders that can be kept within an enclosure or upon a web-frame. (Mildly venomous)

Adult body length 16mm

 
 
 
 

Fringed Jumping Spider Portia fimbriata

$40 each (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

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Small but fascinating spiders which specialise in eating other spiders. They use a wide variety of prey capture techniques and alter their methods based on the situation. (Mildly venomous)

Adult body length 10mm

                     
             
SCORPIONS

Rainforest Scorpion Liocheles waigiensis

$25 each (unsexed juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

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Crevice dwellers with flattened bodies. A very docile species, very hardy and easy to keep. Feeds on a variety of other invertebrates including crickets and cockroaches. (Mildly venomous)

Adult body-tail length 60mm

   
 

Rainforest Scorpion Kit

$40

Includes one juvenile scorpion, a small terrarium and substrate.

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MILLIPEDES
       

Brown Rainforest Millipede Spirobolida

$20 each

Detailed care information provided

 

Temporarily unavailable

Red-brown coloured millipedes from the cool rainforests of northern Australia. Easy to keep - feed upon composting plants/vegetables, leaf litter, rotting wood and Millipede Food.

Adult body length 80mm

 

Rainforest Millipede Rhinocricidae

$15 each (sub-adults)

Detailed care information provided

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Glossy black millipedes found in the rainforests of northern Australia. Easy to keep - feed upon composting plants/vegetables, leaf litter, rotting wood and Millipede Food.

Adult body length 70mm

         
 
ANTLIONS

Antlion Myrmeleon sp.

$8 each (larvae)

$30 for five

Detailed care information provided

*Sustainably harvested from our property

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Ferocious hunters and fascinating animals to keep. They dig conical pits in sand to capture their prey. Can be housed together. Feeds on small ants.

Ideal for schools

Larval body length 7mm

 

Antlion Pack

2 Antlions

Magnifying glass (5x magnification, 60mm lens)

Plastic terrarium (130mm x 130mm x 210mm)

$39

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Just add sand and watch these little hunters go to work.

Ideal for schools

 
BEETLES
         

Rainbow Stag Beetle Phalacrognathus muelleri

Adult males

$85 (Over 50mm)

$55 (40 - 45mm)

Detailed care information provided.

Now Available

One of the world's most spectacular beetle species. They are long-lived as adults and easy to keep. Our specimens are captive-bred and very healthy. Feeds on fruit such as banana and apple. Males have large spectacular mandibles.

Adult body length (males) 40 - 55mm

*Note adult beetles do not grow.

                           
                   
                           
 

Mallee Darkling Beetles Tenebrionidae

$15 for 5 adult beetles

Detailed care information provided

 

   

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Easy to breed - a perfect tool for learning about life cycles and metamorphosis. Easy to keep and totally harmless. Feeds on vegetable material and Darkling Beetle Food.

Ideal for schools

Adult body length 20mm

 

Mallee Darkling Beetle Life-cycle Kit

$45 includes 10 animals - a mix of larvae, pupae, beetles, a small terrarium and substrate.

Detailed care information provided

Now Available

Ideal for schools

 
 
 

Hide Beetles Dermestes maculatus

Mini Starter Kit (25 beetles/larvae) $25

Starter Kit (100 beetles/larvae) $75

Detailed care information provided

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These beetles are used by museums worldwide to remove flesh from bones. Colonies are quite easy to maintain, and breed up quickly to be very effective tools for cleaning skulls and whole skeletons.

Adult body length 9mm

                       
 
 

Bugs Alive! - A Guide to Keeping Australian Invertebrates - $32.95 BHenderon,enderson and

Australia's first detailed guide on keeping invertebrates in captivity. It covers everything you could ever want to know about keeping more than 90 species of Australia’s most fascinating terrestrial invertebrates.

The book also includes four detailed chapters on housing, diets, health and creating bug displays.

Now Available

200 pages

Covers 91 individual species

Australia's only comprehensive guide

       
COCKROACHES

Giant Burrowing Cockroach Macropanesthia rhinoceros

$40 each (unsexed juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

Now Available

These amazing cockroaches grow to be the world's heaviest species. They are popular pets and easy to keep. They are burrowers that feed on dead dry gum leaves.

Adult body length 80mm

 
KATYDIDS

Rainforest Tree Katydid Phricta spinosa

$25 each (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

 

Now Available

Extremely large katydid with long spiny legs. Feeds on a wide variety of plants and Katydid Food. Can be housed with stick insects.

Adult body length 70mm

 
 
                               

Palm Katydid Segestidea queenslandica

$25 each (juveniles - all female)

Detailed care information provided

Temporarily unavailable

Huge long-legged katydid which is a specialist feeder on palms. Parthenogenetic (females lay fertile eggs without mating).

Adult body length 75mm

 

Hooded Katydid Phyllophorella queenslandica

$25 each (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

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Broad leaf-like katydid with a distinctive 'hood' above the thorax. Feeds on eucalyptus, Katydid Food and other readily available plants.

Adult body length 60mm

         
       
GRASSHOPPERS
       

Giant Grasshopper Valanga irregularis

$20 each (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

 

Now Available

One of Australia's largest grasshoppers. Easy to keep, make great displays. Feeds on Grasshopper Food.

Adult body length 70mm

 
CRUSTACEANS

Rough Slater Porcellio scaber

$15 for 10 slaters

Detailed care information provided

                                             

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Great little crustaceans for minibeast education and classification. Easy to keep and totally harmless. Feeds on vegetable material, compost and Isopod Food.

Ideal for schools

Adult body length 10mm

   
           
       
 

Pillbug Armadillidium vulgare

$15 for 10 pillbugs

Detailed care information provided

Now Available

Related to slaters, but have the ability to roll up! Easy to keep and totally harmless. Feeds on vegetable material, compost and Isopod Food.

Ideal for schools

Adult body length 8mm

 
MOLLUSCS

Fraser's Banded Snail Sphaerospira fraseri

$18 each (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

Complete set-up $40 (1 snail, small terrarium, substrate & misting bottle)

Now Available

Large native snails. Easy to care for and can be frequently handled. Ideal for use in schools. Feeds on Mollusc Food.

Adult shell length 50mm

                   
             
 
 

Rainforest Snail Hadra webbi

$18 each (juveniles)

Detailed care information provided

Complete set-up $40 (1 snail, small terrarium, substrate & misting bottle)

Now Available

Very large native snails. Easy to care for and can be frequently handled. Ideal for use in schools. Feeds on Mollusc Food.

Adult shell length 70mm

 
   

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