Breeding room

 The Breeding Room

UPDATED 13/03/21

Welcome to the Breeding Room! Here you will find live invertebrate species we have in breeding programs with our best estimates of when we will have them available. Many factors can influence the availability of our invertebrates, so the dates are subject to change.

When available they will be listed in our Bug Shop.

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Phasmids


Leaf insect Phyllium monteithi Vsmall

Australian Leaf InsectPhyllium monteithi

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability:  To be announced


Spiny Leaf InsectExtatosoma tiaratum

Status: Available now


Gargantuan Stick Insect, Ctenomorpha gargantua

Status: Breeding again (nymphs now too large to ship)

Estimated availability: To be announced – Join waiting list


Goliath Stick insect

Goliath Stick InsectEurycnema goliath

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability:  To be announced


Cigar Stick Insect, (Cigarrophasma tessellatum)

Status: Awaiting hatching

Estimated availability:  To be announced


Giant Northern Stick Insect, Acrophylla wuelfingi

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability:  To be announced


Strong Stick InsectAnchiale briareus

Status: Awaiting hatching

Estimated availability:  To be announced


Living Twig, Austrocarausius mercurius

Status: Awaiting hatching

Estimated availability:  To be announced


Lichen form Onchestus

Crowned Stick InsectOnchestus rentzi

Status: Available now


Peppermint Stick InsectMegacrania batesii

Status: Nymphs hatching

Estimated availability:  To be announced


Mantids


Hierodula 1

Giant Rainforest Mantid, Hierodula majuscula

Status: Pairing and mating adults

Estimated availability: To be announced


False Garden Mantis, Pseudomantis albofimbriata

Status: Pairing and mating adults

Estimated availability: To be announced


Grass Mantis, Archimantis latistyla

Status: Eggs laid

Estimated availability: To be announced


Archimantis monstrosa

Monster Mantis, Archimantis monstrosa

Status: Growing breeding stock

Estimated availability: To be announced


Purple-winged mantis

Purple winged Mantis, Tenodera australasiae

Status: Eggs laid

Estimated availability: To be announced


Arachnids


AmblypygidAustralian Amblypygid, Charinus pescotti

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced



Australian Tarantula, Phlogius sp. (Kuranda)

Status: Available now


Rainforest Tarantula, Coremiocnemis tropix

Status: Hatched – raising slings

Estimated availability: To be announced


Semi-social Pygmy Tarantula, Coremiocnemis sp.

Status: Available Now


Selenotholus sp

Australian tarantula, Selenotholus sp. Alcoota

Status: Growing breeders

Estimated availability: To be announced


Australian Featherleg Tarantula, Selenotypus sp. Carbine

Status: Breeding in 2021

Estimated availability: To be announced


Australian Featherleg Tarantula, Selenotypus sp. Wallace

Status: Growing breeders

Estimated availability: To be announced


Red-jawed Bearded Spider, Xamiatus rubrifons

Status: New to breeding program

Estimated availability: To be announced



Golden Trapdoor, Euoplos similaris

Status: New to breeding program

Estimated availability: To be announced



Spiny Trapdoor, Cryptoforis hughesae

Status: Hatched

Estimated availability: To be announced


Trapdoor spider, Cataxia sp.

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced


Turret-building Spiny Trapdoor Spider, Cataxia cunicularis

Status: Hatched

Estimated availability: To be announced


neosparassus-salacius

Northern Badge Spider, Neosparassus salacius

Status: Available now


Cave Huntsman, Yiinthi chillagoe

Status: Unsuccessful breeding – pairing again

Estimated availability: TBA 2021


Beregama cordata

Fire-back Huntsman, Beregama cordata

Status: To be announced


Portia fimbriata small

Fringed Jumping Spider, Portia fimbriata

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced


Holconia immanis

Giant Banded Huntsman, Holconia immanis

Status: Available now


Northern Banded Huntsman, Holconia hirsuta

Status: Available now


Green-bellied Huntsman, Typostola barbata

Status: Available now


Golden huntsman

Golden Huntsman, Beregama aurea

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced


Northern Speckled Huntsman, Isopedella conspersa

Status: Breeding again due to low numbers

Estimated availability: To be announced


Bark Huntsman, Pediana regina

Status: Hatched

Estimated availability: Available now


Tiger Huntsman, undescribed species

Status: Hatched – raising spiderlings

Estimated availability: To be announced


Net-casterNet-casting Spider, Deinopis sp.

Status: Raising young

Estimated availability: To be announced


Tree Water Spider, Dendrolycosa icadia

Status: Breeding

Estimated availability: Eggs laid


Detachable Penis Spider, Nephilengys papuana

Status: Available now


Redback W3

Redback, Latrodectus hasselti

Status: Contact us for availability – educational institutions (zoo’s, universities etc only)


Check out Minibeast Wildlife’s award-winning spider identification app – Spidentify


lychas-variatus

Marbled Scorpion, Lychas variatus

Status: Available now


Rainforest scorpion

Rainforest Scorpion, Hormurus waigiensis

Status: Available now


Crickets, Katydids and Grasshoppers


Hooded Katydid, Phyllophorella queenslandica

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: Available again soon


Rainforest Tree Katydid, Phricta spinosa

Status: Eggs laid

Estimated availability: To be announced


White-kneed King Cricket, Penalva flavocalceata

Status: Awaiting hatching

Estimated availability: To be announced


Cockroaches


Giant Burrowing Cockroach, Macropanesthia rhinoceros

Status: Young born and being raised

Estimated availability: Available soon


True Bugs


Giant water bug

Giant Water BugLethocerus insulanus

Status: Acquiring more breeding stock

Estimated availability: To be announced


Myriapods


Ethmostigmus rubripes

Giant Rainforest Centipede, Ethmostigmus rubripes

Status: Breeding

Estimated availability: To be announced


Rainforest Centipede – Cairns form, Ethmostigmus rubripes

Status: To be announced


Giant Banded Centipede, Ethmostigmus rubripes

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced


Red Dragon Millipede, Brochopeltis mjoebergi

Status: Young growing

Estimated availability: To be announced


Elongate millipede

Brown Rainforest Millipede, Spirobolida

Status: Paired for breeding

Estimated availability: To be announced


Giant scrub millipede

Giant Scrub Millipede, Spirobolida

Status: Available now


Cooktown Red-legged Millipede

Cooktown Red-legged Millipede, Rhinocricidae

Status: Acquiring more breeding stock

Estimated availability: To be announced


Beetles


Rainbow Stag Beetle, Phalacrognathus muelleri

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: No successful emergence this season – hopefully available again summer 2021/22 – Join waiting list


Molluscs


Golden Land Snail, Xanthomelon saginatum

Status: Eggs laid

Estimated availability: To be announced


Pale Banded SnailFiguladra mattea

Status: Available now


Hadra webbi

Rainforest Snail, Hadra webbi

Status: Eggs hatched – growing young

Estimated availability: March -April 2021


Fraser’s Banded Snail, Sphaerospira fraseri

Status: Breeding now

Estimated availability: To be announced


Gnarosophia bellendenkerensis

Bellenden Ker Rainforest Snail, Gnarosophia bellendenkerensis

Status: Available now 


Lepidopterans


Emperor Moth - Syntherata escarlata

Northern Emperor Moth, Syntherata escarlata

Status: Acquiring more breeding stock

Estimated availability: To be announced


Orchard butterfly

Orchard Butterfly, Papilio aegeus

Status: To be announced


Hercules caterpillar

Hercules MothCoscinocera hercules

Status: Acquiring more breeding stock

Estimated availability: To be announced



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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