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 soon.


Green Garden Mantis, Orthodera ministralis

Breeding again – available summer 2017

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

Eggs laid – awaiting hatching

Australian tarantula, Phlogius sp. Kuranda

Eggs laid – awaiting hatching

Selenotholus sp

Australian tarantula, Selenotholus sp. Alcoota


Australian Featherleg Tarantula, Selenotypus sp. Carbine

Available now


Northern Badge Spider, Neosparassus salacius

Spiderlings emerged – available in late November


Cave Huntsman, Heteropoda sp.

Available now


Eastern Prowling Spider, Miturga gilva

Breeding again

Beregama cordata

Fire-back Huntsman, Beregama cordata

Spiderlings emerged – available late November

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

Hatched – available soon

Rainforest Tree Katydid, Phricta spinosa

Now available

Spiny-legged Katydid, Paracaedicia serrata

Breeding now.

Spotted Predatory Katydid, Chlorobalius leucoviridis

TBA 2017

Stripe-faced Katydid, Nicsara bifasciata

Breeding now

White-kneed King Cricket, Penalva flavocalceata

Available again from November 15th


Collared Grasshopper - Pardillana ampla

Collared Grasshopper, Pardillana ampla

Eggs laid – awaiting hatching

Slender Gumleaf Grasshopper

Slender Gumleaf Grasshopper, Goniaea vocans

Breeding again for summer availability


Fringed Cockroach

Fringed Cockroach, Cosmozosteria sloanei

TBA 2017

Giant Burrowing Cockroach, Macropanesthia rhinoceros

TBA – Join waiting list


True Bugs

Giant water bug

Giant Water BugLethocerus insulanus

TBA 2017

Assassin bug2

Hellbender Assassin Bug, Reduviidae

Breeding again 2017


Ethmostigmus rubripes

Giant Rainforest Centipede, Ethmostigmus rubripes

TBA 2017

Giant Banded Centipede, Ethmostigmus rubripes

Eggs laid, awaiting hatching

Elongate millipede

Brown Rainforest Millipede, Spirobolida

Breeding again

Giant scrub millipede

Giant Scrub Millipede, Spirobolida

Breeding for 2017

Cooktown Red-legged Millipede

Cooktown Red-legged Millipede, Rhinocricidae

Available Now



Rainbow Stag Beetle, Phalacrognathus muelleri

Summer 2017


Golden Land Snail, Xanthomelon saginatum

TBA 2017

Pale Banded SnailFiguladra mattea

Hatched – available December 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 very soon

Bee Hawk Moth, Cephonodes kingii

TBA 2017

Hercules caterpillar

Hercules MothCoscinocera hercules

Available again soon

Minibeast Wildlife is Australia’s leading supplier of live invertebrates with the most diverse range of species available in the country. We are constantly breeding stick insects, praying mantids, katydid, spiders, scorpions and many more groups within our north Queensland facility.

We have decades of experience and have a wealth of knowledge within the field of invertebrate husbandry and we maintain a high level of ethics in all facets of our operation. Unlike many pet shops which simply sell an ongoing supply of wild caught animals (particularly spiders and scorpions), we focus on captive breeding and sustainable collection to avoid over-collection of vulnerable species. We offer ongoing quality information, assistance, and ongoing support to our customers, along with a seven day guarantee on all live invertebrates.

Minibeast Wildlife’s Bugshop supplies people across Australia with fascinating pets – from beginners to seasoned hobbyists. We also regularly supply major zoos, wildlife parks, aquariums and museums (throughout Australia and overseas), universities, schools, kindergartens and childcare centres.

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