Breeding room

 The Breeding Room


Welcome to the Breeding Room! Here you will find live invertebrate species we have in breeding programs with our estimates of when we will have them available.

When available they will be listed in our Bug Shop.

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Australian Leaf Insect, Phyllium monteithiLeaf insect Phyllium monteithi Vsmall

TBC – late 2017


Cigar Stick Insect, Cigarrophasma tessellatum

Cigarrophasma tessellatum

Awaiting hatching

Goliath Stick Insect, Eurycnema goliathGoliath Stick insect

TBA 2017


Lichen Crowned Stick Insect, Onchestus rentziLichen form Onchestus

Available now



Pseuodomantis albofimbriata

False Garden Mantis, Pseudomantis albofimbriata

Eggs laid –  awaiting hatching

Hierodula 1

Giant Rainforest Mantid, Hierodula majuscula

Hatched, available September 2017


Green Garden Mantis, Orthodera ministralis

Available now

Grass Mantis, Archimantis latistyla

Available now

Green desert mantis

Green Mallee Mantid, Archimantis sobrina

TBA 2017

Archimantis monstrosa

Monster Mantis, Archimantis monstrosa

Breeding soon.

Purple-winged mantis

Purple winged Mantis, Tenodera australasiae

Eggs laid – awaiting hatching


AmblypygidAustralian Amblypygid, Charinus pescotti

Available Now


Australian tarantula, Coremiocnemis tropix

Mated – awaiting eggs

Australian tarantula, Phlogius sp. Kuranda

Females mated – awaiting eggs

Selenotholus sp

Australian tarantula, Selenotholus sp. Alcoota


Australian Featherleg Tarantula, Selenotypus sp. Carbine

Available now


Northern Badge Spider, Neosparassus salacius

Available now


Cave Huntsman, Heteropoda sp.

Available now


Eastern Prowling Spider, Miturga gilva

Available now

Beregama cordata

Fire-back Huntsman, Beregama cordata

Now available

Portia fimbriata small

Fringed Jumping Spider, Portia fimbriata

Available Now

Holconia immanis

Giant Banded Huntsman, Holconia immanis

Available Now

Golden huntsman

Golden Huntsman, Beregama aurea

Pairs mated – available again asap

Net-casterNet-casting Spider, Deinopis sp.

Eggs hatched – spiderlings being raised


Marbled Scorpion, Lychas variatus

Available now.

Rainforest scorpion

Rainforest Scorpion, Hormurus waigiensis

Available Now

Redback W3

Redback, Latrodectus hasselti

Available Now

Delena canceridesSocial Huntsman, Delena cancerides

Available 2017

Tiger huntsman_2012

Tiger Huntsman, undescribed species

TBA 2017


Trapdoor spider, Cataxia sp.

Available soon – see video

Crickets, Katydids and Grasshoppers

Cape York Head Squeaker, Goodangarkia praesinus

Breeding again – not available for purchase due to limited numbers

Fierce Predatory Katydid, Hexacentrus mundurra

Eggs laid – awaiting hatching

Hooded Katydid, Phyllophorella queenslandica

TBA 2017

Leaf-winged Katydid, Mastigaphoides sp.

TBA 2017

Matchstick grasshopper2 - Bundinja sp

Matchstick Grasshopper, Bundinja sp

Breeding again for later in 2017

Rainforest Tree Katydid, Phricta spinosa

Available again soon.

Spiny-legged Katydid, Paracaedicia serrata

Breeding now.

Spotted Predatory Katydid, Chlorobalius leucoviridis

TBA 2017

Stripe-faced Katydid, Nicsara bifasciata

TBC 2017

White-kneed King Cricket, Penalva flavocalceata

Nymphs developing, available soon.


Collared Grasshopper - Pardillana ampla

Collared Grasshopper, Pardillana ampla

Eggs laid – awaiting hatching

Slender Gumleaf Grasshopper

Slender Gumleaf Grasshopper, Goniaea vocans

Breeding again for availability mid 2017


Fringed Cockroach

Fringed Cockroach, Cosmozosteria sloanei

TBA 2017

Giant Burrowing Cockroach, Macropanesthia rhinoceros

Breeding again for 2017


True Bugs

Giant water bug

Giant Water BugLethocerus insulanus

TBA 2017

Assassin bug2

Hellbender Assassin Bug, Reduviidae

Breeding again 2017


Ethmostigmus rubripes

Rainforest Centipede, Ethmostigmus rubripes

TBA 2017

Elongate millipede

Brown Rainforest Millipede, Spirobolida

Available Now

Giant scrub millipede

Giant Scrub Millipede, Spirobolida

Breeding for 2017

Cooktown Red-legged Millipede

Cooktown Red-legged Millipede, Rhinocricidae

Available Now


Green Flower Beetle

Green Flower Beetle, Ischiopsopha wallacei yorkiana

TBA 2017

Rainbow Stag Beetle, Phalacrognathus muelleri

Summer 2017


Pale Banded SnailFiguladra mattea

Breeding, TBA 2017

Hadra webbi

Rainforest Snail, Hadra webbi

Available soon.

Rainforest snail

Fraser’s Banded Snail, Sphaerospira fraseri

TBA 2017


Emperor Moth - Syntherata escarlata

Northern Emperor Moth, Syntherata escarlata

TBA 2017

Orchard butterfly

Orchard Butterfly, Papilio aegeus

Available again soon.

Bee Hawk Moth, Cephonodes kingii

TBA 2017

Hercules caterpillar

Hercules MothCoscinocera hercules

Available again soon.

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