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Care Guides for keeping invertebrates
Through many years of professional experience keeping and displaying a multitude of invertebrate species, we have developed a range of easy-to-follow care guides for Australian invertebrates.
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Check out our range of educational videos, from fascinating behavioural sequences through to informative invertebrate keeping videos.
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Educational resources on Australian invertebrates

Education is at the core of all we do at Minibeast Wildlife. We aim to inspire people and foster an appreciation for invertebrates and the critical roles they play in our world. Over many years we have developed a great range of targeted resources which you will find here.

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OUR ARTICLES ON INVERTEBRATES

This is the place to learn about the lives of invertebrates, the origin of their names, their classification, which habitats they are found, their feeding habits and more. We have many years of experience and would love to share our vast knowledge of invertebrates with you. We hope it will inform, surprise and inspire more people to learn about and appreciate these amazing animals.

OUR BLOG ON THE MINIBEAST WORLD

What is going on in the world of entomology? What new things are we learning from minibeasts? Find out about how to keep them when we delve into invertebrate husbandry. This is the place where we answer commonly asked questions and keep you up to date with breaking news in the minibeast world.

SPIDENTIFY - OUR SPIDER IDENTIFICATION APP

We have developed Australia’s most comprehensive spider identification assistant and field guide for mobile devices. Spidentify is a multi-layered tool with something for everyone. It's useful for the novice worried about spiders in the home, through to seasoned zoologists looking for additional information on species. Spidentify has more species specific info than any current field guide and it is updated to include even more! Check out this award-winning app.

OUR EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

Want to teach your kids about insects? Do you need some engaging resources for the classroom? Let us help you with that. We have designed posters, colouring sheets, games and even a book for young children to develop their appreciation for minibeasts. We started our fascination with bugs as kids and we hope to inspire others to follow us!

OUR MINIBEAST TV

Watch our mini documentaries, live videos, educational sessions, unboxing and much more. In long or short content formats, we showcase the various species in our collection, highlighting their appearance, life-cycle and behaviours. We also demonstrate how to care for various invertebrates in captivity – very useful if you are considering keeping these fascinating animals.

PUBLISHED BOOK
''Bugs Alive'' - Australia's top guide for invertebrate keeping
Whether you're just beginning or a seasoned keeper, this book offers great advice to improve your skills and aids you to keep your bugs alive and healthy. It covers everything you could ever want to know about keeping more than 90 species of Australia’s most fascinating terrestrial invertebrates. It also includes four detailed chapters on housing, diets, health and creating bug displays.
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The spider assassin

Portia (Portia fimbriata) also known as the Fringed Jumping Spider is renowned as the most intelligent spider on Earth. It has the ability to problem solve when stalking its prey - which consists of other spiders!

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AUSTRALIAN PRAYING MANTISES

AUSTRALIAN PRAYING MANTISES

Australia has an estimated 160 species of praying mantises. They are found in...
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BULL ANTS

BULL ANTS

Australian Bull ants Myrmecia spp., are one of the most spectacular ants in the world. As far as ants go, bull ants are the giants.
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BEETLES

BEETLES

They first evolved almost 300 million years ago, even before the appearance of the dinosaurs.
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