Breeding room

 The Breeding Room

UPDATED 02/05/19

 

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:  May-June 2019


Gargantuan Stick Insect, Ctenomorpha gargantua

Status: Eggs laid

Estimated availability: To be announced


Goliath Stick insect

Goliath Stick InsectEurycnema goliath

Status: Breeders growing well

Estimated availability: To be announced


Cigar Stick Insect, (Cigarrophasma tessellatum)

Status: Eggs laid

Estimated availability: Mid 2019


Giant Northern Stick Insect, Acrophylla wuelfingi

Status: Status: Available again soon


Malanda Stick InsectMalandania pulchra

Status: Breeding stock mature and producing eggs

Estimated availability: To be announced


Strong Stick InsectAnchiale briareus

Status: Breeding

Estimated availability:  Autumn 2019


Living Twig, Austrocarausius mercurius

Status: Breeding

Estimated availability:  Autumn/winter 2019


Lichen form Onchestus

Lichen Crowned Stick InsectOnchestus rentzi

Status: Breeding

Estimated availability:  Autumn 2019


Peppermint Stick InsectMegacrania batesii

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced


Mantids


Pseuodomantis albofimbriata

False Garden Mantis, Pseudomantis albofimbriata

Status: Acquiring more breeding stock

Estimated availability: To be announced


Hierodula 1

Giant Rainforest Mantid, Hierodula majuscula

Status: Eggs 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: Eggs laid – awaiting hatching

Estimated availability: To be announced

 


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: Hatched

Estimated availability: June -July 2019


Arachnids


AmblypygidAustralian Amblypygid, Charinus pescotti

Status: Growing well

Estimated availability: Available again soon



Australian Tarantula, Phlogius sp. (Kuranda)

Status: Available now


C_tropix

Rainforest Tarantula, Coremiocnemis tropix

Status: Growing breeders for 2019

Estimated availability: To be announced


 

Pygmy Rainforest Tarantula, Phlogius sp.

Status: Spiderlings growing well

Estimated availability: May 2019


Selenotholus sp

Australian tarantula, Selenotholus sp. Alcoota

Status: Growing breeders

Estimated availability: To be announced


Australian Featherleg Tarantula, Selenotypus sp. Carbine

Status: Breeding in 2019

Estimated availability: To be announced


Australian Featherleg Tarantula, Selenotypus sp. Wallace

Status: Spiderlings growing well

Estimated availability: May 2019


neosparassus-salacius

Northern Badge Spider, Neosparassus salacius

Status: Available now


Cave Huntsman, Yiinthi chillagoe

Status: Unsuccessful breeding – pairing again

Estimated availability: TBA 2019


miturga-gilva-female

Eastern Prowling Spider, Miturga gilva

Status: Breeders growing well

Estimated availability: To be announced


Beregama cordata

Fire-back Huntsman, Beregama cordata

Status: Eggs laid

Estimated availability:  May 2019


Portia fimbriata small

Fringed Jumping Spider, Portia fimbriata

Status: Spiderlings hatched and growing

Estimated availability:  May 2019


Holconia immanis

Giant Banded Huntsman, Holconia immanis

Status: Available now


Golden huntsman

Golden Huntsman, Beregama aurea

Status: Available now


Net-casterNet-casting Spider, Deinopis sp.

Status: Hatched

Estimated availability: To be announced


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


Redback W3

Redback, Latrodectus hasselti

Status: Available Now


Delena canceridesSocial Huntsman, Delena cancerides

Status: Eggs laid

Estimated availability: To be announced

 


cataxia-sp

Trapdoor spider, Cataxia sp.

Status: Growing well – see video

Estimated availability: May 2019


Crickets, Katydids and Grasshoppers

 


Fierce Predatory Katydid, Hexacentrus mundurra

Status: Acquiring more breeding stock

Estimated availability: To be announced


Hooded Katydid, Phyllophorella queenslandica

Status: Available now


Leaf-winged Katydid, Mastigaphoides sp.

Status: Breeding now

Estimated availability: To be announced


Rainforest Tree Katydid, Phricta spinosa

Status: Breeding again currently

Estimated availability: To be announced


 

 

White-kneed King Cricket, Penalva flavocalceata

Status: Recently sold out – breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced 2019

 


Cockroaches


Fringed Cockroach

Fringed Cockroach, Cosmozosteria sloanei

Status: Acquiring more breeding stock due to low number of offspring

Estimated availability: To be announced


Giant Burrowing Cockroach, Macropanesthia rhinoceros

Status: Offspring born and being raised by parents

Estimated availability: May 2019


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: Pairing for breeding

Estimated availability: To be announced


Giant Banded Centipede, Ethmostigmus rubripes

Status: Young growing well

Estimated availability: May 2019


Elongate millipede

Brown Rainforest Millipede, Spirobolida

Status: Paired for breeding

Estimated availability: To be announced


Giant scrub millipede

Giant Scrub Millipede, Spirobolida

Status: Paired for breeding

Estimated availability: To be announced


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: Summer 2019/2020


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: Hatched

Estimated availability: May 2019

 


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 again

Estimated availability: To be announced


Bee Hawk Moth, Cephonodes kingii

Status: Acquiring more breeding stock

Estimated availability: To be announced


Hercules caterpillar

Hercules MothCoscinocera hercules

Status: Available now



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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