Breeding room

 The Breeding Room

UPDATED 29/06/20

 

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: Available soon – Join waiting list


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: Breeders growing well

Estimated availability: To be announced


Cigar Stick Insect, (Cigarrophasma tessellatum)

Status: Hatching now.

Estimated availability:  July 2020


Giant Northern Stick Insect, Acrophylla wuelfingi

Status: Available now


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

Lichen 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: Breeding again – eggs being laid

Estimated availability:  To be announced


Orthodera

Green Garden Mantis, Orthodera ministralis

Status: Acquiring more breeding stock

Estimated availability: To be announced


Grass Mantis, Archimantis latistyla

Status: Hatched

Estimated availability: July 2020


Archimantis monstrosa

Monster Mantis, Archimantis monstrosa

Status: Acquiring more 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

Estimated availability: To be announced



Australian Tarantula, Phlogius sp. (Kuranda)

Status: Available now


Rainforest Tarantula, Coremiocnemis tropix

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced


Selenotholus sp

Australian tarantula, Selenotholus sp. Alcoota

Status: Growing breeders

Estimated availability: To be announced


Australian Featherleg Tarantula, Selenotypus sp. Carbine

Status: Breeding in 2020

Estimated availability: To be announced


Australian Featherleg Tarantula, Selenotypus sp. Wallace

Status: Slings growing

Estimated availability: July 2020


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: New to breeding program

Estimated availability: To be announced


Trapdoor spider, Cataxia sp.

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced


neosparassus-salacius

Northern Badge Spider, Neosparassus salacius

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced


Cave Huntsman, Yiinthi chillagoe

Status: Unsuccessful breeding – pairing again

Estimated availability: TBA 2020


Beregama cordata

Fire-back Huntsman, Beregama cordata

Status: Available now


Portia fimbriata small

Fringed Jumping Spider, Portia fimbriata

Status: Growing slowly

Estimated availability: August 2020


Holconia immanis

Giant Banded Huntsman, Holconia immanis

Status: Eggs laid

Estimated availability: To be announced


Golden huntsman

Golden Huntsman, Beregama aurea

Status: Available


Bark Huntsman, Pediana regina

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced


Tiger Huntsman, undescribed species

Status: Pairing for breeding

Estimated availability: To be announced


Net-casterNet-casting Spider, Deinopis sp.

Status: Eggs laid

Estimated availability: To be announced


Tree Water Spider, Dendrolycosa icadia

Status: Breeding

Estimated availability: Eggs hatched


Detachable Penis Spider, Nephilengys papuana

Status: Available now


Redback W3

Redback, Latrodectus hasselti

Status: Contact us for availability


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: Breeding again

Estimated availability: Available again soon


Crickets, Katydids and Grasshoppers


Hooded Katydid, Phyllophorella queenslandica

Status: Available now


 

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: Breeding again

Estimated availability: Sold out for this season


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: Hatched

Estimated availability: To be announced


Giant Banded Centipede, Ethmostigmus rubripes

Status: Breeding again

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: Sold out for this season – available again summer 2020/21 – Join waiting list


Molluscs


Golden Land Snail, Xanthomelon saginatum

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced


Pale Banded SnailFiguladra mattea

Status: Available now


Hadra webbi

Rainforest Snail, Hadra webbi

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: Breeding

Estimated availability: 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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