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

Nymphs doing well – available September 2018

Gargantuan Stick Insect, Ctenomorpha gargantua

Growing well – TBA 2018

Cigar Stick Insect, Cigarrophasma tessellatum

Cigarrophasma tessellatum

Awaiting hatching

Goliath Stick Insect, Eurycnema goliathGoliath Stick insect

Hatching now

Lichen Crowned Stick Insect, Onchestus rentziLichen form Onchestus

Available now


Pseuodomantis albofimbriata

False Garden Mantis, Pseudomantis albofimbriata

Breeding again to build numbers

Hierodula 1

Giant Rainforest Mantid, Hierodula majuscula

Eggs hatched – available September


Green Garden Mantis, Orthodera ministralis

Breeding again

Grass Mantis, Archimantis latistyla

Available now

Green desert mantis

Green Mallee Mantid, Archimantis sobrina

TBA 2018

Archimantis monstrosa

Monster Mantis, Archimantis monstrosa

Acquiring more breeding stock

Purple-winged mantis

Purple winged Mantis, Tenodera australasiae

Eggs laid – awaiting hatching


AmblypygidAustralian Amblypygid, Charinus pescotti

Available Now


Rainforest Tarantula, Coremiocnemis tropix

Available now


Pygmy Rainforest Tarantula, Phlogius sp.

Available now

Selenotholus sp

Australian tarantula, Selenotholus sp. Alcoota


Australian Featherleg Tarantula, Selenotypus sp. Carbine

TBC 2018


Northern Badge Spider, Neosparassus salacius

Available now


Cave Huntsman, Heteropoda sp.

Breeding again for later in 2018


Eastern Prowling Spider, Miturga gilva

Breeding again

Beregama cordata

Fire-back Huntsman, Beregama cordata

Hatched but growing slowly – available August/September 2018

Portia fimbriata small

Fringed Jumping Spider, Portia fimbriata

Hatched – growing up spiderlings

Holconia immanis

Giant Banded Huntsman, Holconia immanis

Eggs laid – awaiting hatching.

Golden huntsman

Golden Huntsman, Beregama aurea

Available now

Net-casterNet-casting Spider, Deinopis sp.

Breeding again

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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


Tiger huntsman_2012

Tiger Huntsman, undescribed species

TBA 2018


Trapdoor spider, Cataxia sp.

Growing very slowly available asap – 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

TBC 2018

Hooded Katydid, Phyllophorella queenslandica

Hatched – available July 2018

Leaf-winged Katydid, Mastigaphoides sp.

Eggs laid – awaiting hatching


Rainforest Tree Katydid, Phricta spinosa

Breeding again

Spiny-legged Katydid, Paracaedicia serrata

Breeding now.


Stripe-faced Katydid, Nicsara bifasciata

Hatched – available soon

White-kneed King Cricket, Penalva flavocalceata

Breeding again

Slender Gumleaf Grasshopper

Slender Gumleaf Grasshopper, Goniaea vocans

Breeding again


Fringed Cockroach

Fringed Cockroach, Cosmozosteria sloanei

Breeding now

Giant Burrowing Cockroach, Macropanesthia rhinoceros

Juveniles sold out for 2018 – breeding again.


True Bugs

Giant water bug

Giant Water BugLethocerus insulanus

TBA 2018



Ethmostigmus rubripes

Giant Rainforest Centipede, Ethmostigmus rubripes

TBA 2018

Giant Banded Centipede, Ethmostigmus rubripes

Available now

Elongate millipede

Brown Rainforest Millipede, Spirobolida

Breeding again

Giant scrub millipede

Giant Scrub Millipede, Spirobolida

Breeding for 2018

Cooktown Red-legged Millipede

Cooktown Red-legged Millipede, Rhinocricidae

Available Now



Rainbow Stag Beetle, Phalacrognathus muelleri

Sold out – breeding again for 2019


Golden Land Snail, Xanthomelon saginatum

Eggs laid – awaiting hatching

Pale Banded SnailFiguladra mattea

Available now

Hadra webbi

Rainforest Snail, Hadra webbi

Breeding again

Rainforest snail

Fraser’s Banded Snail, Sphaerospira fraseri

TBA 2018


Emperor Moth - Syntherata escarlata

Northern Emperor Moth, Syntherata escarlata

TBA 2018

Orchard butterfly

Orchard Butterfly, Papilio aegeus

Available again soon

Bee Hawk Moth, Cephonodes kingii

TBA 2018

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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