Breeding room

 The Breeding Room

UPDATED 02/09/19

 

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: July-August 2019


Gargantuan Stick Insect, Ctenomorpha gargantua

Status: Nymphs hatching

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: Nymphs hatching

Estimated availability:  Available very soon


Giant Northern Stick Insect, Acrophylla wuelfingi

Status: Nymphs hatching

Estimated availability: Late August 2019


Malanda Stick InsectMalandania pulchra

Status: Hatching

Estimated availability: To be announced


Strong Stick InsectAnchiale briareus

Status: Awaiting hatching

Estimated availability:  To be announced


Living Twig, Austrocarausius mercurius

Status: Available now


Lichen form Onchestus

Lichen Crowned Stick InsectOnchestus rentzi

Status: Available now


Peppermint Stick InsectMegacrania batesii

Status: Nymphs hatching

Estimated availability: September 2019


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: Eggs laid

Estimated availability: To be announced


Grass Mantis, Archimantis latistyla

Status: Nymphs hatched

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: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced


Arachnids


AmblypygidAustralian Amblypygid, Charinus pescotti

Status: Growing well

Estimated availability: Available very 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: 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 2019

Estimated availability: To be announced


Australian Featherleg Tarantula, Selenotypus sp. Wallace

Status: Spiderlings growing well

Estimated availability: Late August – early September 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: Spiderlings growing well

Estimated availability:  Available soon


Portia fimbriata small

Fringed Jumping Spider, Portia fimbriata

Status: All previous batch used for our filming programs – next batch of spiderlings growing well.

Estimated availability: Available very soon


Holconia immanis

Giant Banded Huntsman, Holconia immanis

Status: Available now


Golden huntsman

Golden Huntsman, Beregama aurea

Status: Available now


Bark Huntsman, Pediana regina

Status: Eggs hatched

Estimated availability: To be announced


Net-casterNet-casting Spider, Deinopis sp.

Status: Breeding again

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


 

cataxia-sp

Trapdoor spider, Cataxia sp.

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced.


Crickets, Katydids and Grasshoppers

 

 


Hooded Katydid, Phyllophorella queenslandica

Status: Breeding again currently

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: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced 2019


Cockroaches


Giant Burrowing Cockroach, Macropanesthia rhinoceros

Status: Breeding again

Estimated availability: To be announced


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: 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: Young emerged and growing well

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: September 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: Breeding again

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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