I keep a number of non-venomous invertebrates including Stick insects, Mantids, Crickets, Katydids, Snails, Millipedes and Beetles. I DO NOT keep any Spiders or Scorpions. Insects are often quite seasonal breeders but under our temperature controlled conditions I usually have something available. My invertebrates are often quite dynamic and it is possible that at any time of the year we may have a species present only as incubating eggs  or larvae as adults have completed their yearly cycles. This means we sometimes skip a year with species in stock until the next generation decides to make an appearance. As a rule, we only sell captive bred insects.

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Feeding recommendations are based on diets used from personal experience and what the specimens from me are accustomed to feeding on. Other diets may be equally suitable so additional research is always recommended.

 There are quite a lot of species so use the checklist below to quickly jump to a particular section

These are the species we keep and breed:
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PHASMIDS (stick insects)

Common Name:

Spiny Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Exatosoma tiaratum

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus, Callistemon, fine Leaf Acacia, Guava and Syzygium (Lilly Pilly) .

Common Name:

Goliath Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Eurycnema goliath

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus, Callistemon, fine Leaf Acacia, and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Darwin Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Eurycnema osiris

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus, Callistemon, fine Leaf Acacia, and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Crowned Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Onchestus rentzi

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus, Syzygium (Lilly Pilly), and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Granulated Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Candovia granulosa

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Syzygium (Lilly Pilly), Eucalyptus and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Robinson’s Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Candovia robinsoni

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Syzygium (Lilly Pilly), Eucalyptus and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Richmond River Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Candovia strumosa

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Syzygium (Lilly Pilly), Eucalyptus and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Banded Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Candovia annulata

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Syzygium (Lilly Pilly), Eucalyptus and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Undescribed Candovia (SEQLD)

Scientific Name:

Candovia sp.

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Syzygium (Lilly Pilly), Eucalyptus and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Tesselated Stick insect

Scientific Name:

Anchiale austrotesselata

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus, Callistemon and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Hurricane Larry Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Sipyloidea larryi

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus, Callistemon and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Rentz’s Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Sipyloidea rentzi

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus, Syzygium (Lilly Pilly), Callistemon and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Milledge’s Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Scionecra milledgei

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus, Callistemon and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Rough Pachymorpha Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Pachymorpha squalida

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Syzygium (Lilly Pilly) and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Undescribed Pachymorpha Stick Insect (SEQLD – MT)

Scientific Name:

Pachymorpha sp.

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Syzygium (Lilly Pilly)

Common Name:

Plain Stick Insect or Walking Stick

Scientific Name:

Austrocarausius mercurius

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Syzygium (Lilly Pilly)

Common Name:

Black Striped Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Austrosipyloidea carterus

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus, Callistemon, fine Leaf Acacia, and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Wuelfing’s Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Acrophylla wuelfingi

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus, Callistemon and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Titan Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Acrophylla titan

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus, Callistemon and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Strong Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Anchiale briareus

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus, Callistemon and various Leptospermums

Common Name:

Peppermint Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Megacrania batesii

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on numerous Pandanus species. I use Pandanus baptiste, a spineless form but all commercial forms are suitable, including fresh cut edible forms sold in Asian grocery stores.

Common Name:

Cigar Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Cigarrophasma tesselatum

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Eucalyptus or Buckinghamia

Common Name:

Children’s Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Tropidoderus childreni

Feeding Requirements:

This species is fed primarily on Eucalypts

Common Name:

Red Winged Stick Insect

Scientific Name:

Tropidoderus rhodomus

Feeding Requirements:

This species is fed primarily on Eucalypts

Common Name:

Monteith’s Leaf Insect

Scientific Name:

Phyllium monteithi

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Syzygium (Lilly Pilly) or Xanthostemum (Golden Penda). I use mostly Syzygium ‘Aussie Southern’.

MANTIDS

Common Name:

Giant Rainforest Mantid

Scientific Name:

Hierodula majuscula

Feeding Requirements:

As with all mantids, these feed on live insects.

Common Name:

Brown Mantid

Scientific Name:

Archimantis latistyla

Feeding Requirements:

As with all mantids, these feed on live insects.

Common Name:

Garden Mantid

Scientific Name:

Orthodera ministralis

Feeding Requirements:

As with all mantids, these feed on live insects.

Common Name:

False Garden Mantid

Scientific Name:

Pseudomantis albofimbriata

Feeding Requirements:

As with all mantids, these feed on live insects.

Common Name:

Purple Winged Mantid

Scientific Name:

Tenodera australasiae

Feeding Requirements:

As with all mantids, these feed on live insects.

CRICKET, HOPPERS AND KATYDIDS

Common Name:

Giant Rainforest Katydid

Scientific Name:

Phricta spinosa

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly, General Purpose Mix, Syzygium (Lilly Pilly) and Eucalyptus.

Common Name:

Southern Rainforest Katydid

Scientific Name:

Phricta abberans

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly, General Purpose Mix, Syzygium (Lilly Pilly) and Eucalyptus.

Common Name:

Queensland Small Hooded Cricket

Scientific Name:

Phyllophorella queenslandiae

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly, General Purpose Mix, Syzygium (Lilly Pilly) and Eucalyptus.

Common Name:

Gum Leaf Katydid

Scientific Name:

Torbia sp.

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly, General Purpose Mix, Syzygium (Lilly Pilly) and Eucalyptus.

Common Name:

Garden Katydid

Scientific Name:

Caedicia simplex

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly, General Purpose Mix, Syzygium (Lilly Pilly) and Eucalyptus.

Common Name:

32 Spotted Katydid

Scientific Name:

Ephippitytha trigintiduoguttata

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly, General Purpose Mix, Syzygium (Lilly Pilly) and Eucalyptus.

Common Name:

Palm Katydid

Scientific Name:

Segestidea queenslandica

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Palm leaves, Beetle Jelly and occasional soft fruit

Common Name:

Giant Grasshopper

Scientific Name:

Valanga irregularis

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on General Purpose Mix, various grasses, Canna Lily, Leptospermum, Acacia and Eucalyptus.

Common Name:

Gum Leaf Hopper

Scientific Name:

Goneia sp.

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on General Purpose Mix and Eucalyptus.

Common Name:

Bark Mimicking Hopper

Scientific Name:

Coryphistes ruricola

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on General Purpose Mix and Eucalyptus.

Common Name:

King Cricket

Scientific Name:

Anostostoma australasiae

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly, General Purpose Mix, Syzygium (Lilly Pilly) fruits and dead insects.

BEETLES

Common Name:

Bess Beetle

Scientific Name:

Mastachilus sp.

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on General Purpose Mix and rotting wood compost.

Common Name:

Pie Dish Beetle

Scientific Name:

Helea sp.

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on General Purpose Mix, Carrot and Mushroom

Common Name:

Brown Stag Beetle

Scientific Name:

Rhyssonotus nebulosus

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on soft fruits and Beetle jelly

Common Name:

Golden-green Stag Beetle

Scientific Name:

Lamprima aurata

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on soft fruits and Beetle jelly

Common Name:

Black Rainforest Stag Beetle

Scientific Name:

Propsocoilus torresensis

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on soft fruits and Beetle jelly

Common Name:

Stag Beetle

Scientific Name:

Cacastomus squamosus

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on soft fruits and Beetle jelly

Common Name:

Rhinoceros Beetle

Scientific Name:

Xylotrupes gideon australicus

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly and soft fruits such as banana, grape or watermelon.

Common Name:

Pale Green Flower Scarab

Scientific Name:

Hemipharis insularis

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly and soft fruits such as banana, grape or watermelon.

Common Name:

Green Flower Scarab

Scientific Name:

Ischiopsopha wallacei yorkiana

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly and soft fruits such as banana, grape or watermelon.

Common Name:

Hairy Flower Beetle

Scientific Name:

Trichaulax macleayi

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly and soft fruits such as banana, grape or watermelon.

Common Name:

Red Spot Rose Chafer

Scientific Name:

Dilochrosis balteata

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly and soft fruits such as banana, grape or watermelon.

Common Name:

Brown’s Chafer

Scientific Name:

Dilochrosis brownii

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly and soft fruits such as banana, grape or watermelon.

Common Name:

Mango Flower beetle

Scientific Name:

Protaetia fusca

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly and soft fruits such as banana, grape or watermelon.

Common Name:

Spotted Flower Beetle

Scientific Name:

Neorrhina punctata

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly and soft fruits such as banana, grape or watermelon.

Common Name:

Duboulay’s Flower Beetle

Scientific Name:

Mycteropallus duboulayi

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly and soft fruits such as banana, grape or watermelon.

Common Name:

Flower Beetle

Scientific Name:

Aphanesthes pullata

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly and soft fruits such as banana, grape or watermelon.

Common Name:

Domino Flower Beetle

Scientific Name:

Basallardiana decorticata

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly and soft fruits such as banana, grape or watermelon.

Common Name:

Fiddler Beetle

Scientific Name:

Eupoecila australasiae

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Beetle Jelly and soft fruits such as banana, grape or watermelon.

OTHER INVERTEBRATES

Common Name:

Red Legged Millipede

Scientific Name:

Order Spirobolidae

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Millipede Mix, Strawberry and Mushroom

Common Name:

Fraser’s Banded Snail

Scientific Name:

Sphaerospira fraseri

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on Mollusc Mix, Zucchini, Cucumber, Strawberry and Mushroom

Common Name:

Garden Slater

Scientific Name:

Porcellionides pruinosus

Feeding Requirements:

This species can be fed on General purpose mix, Zucchini, Cucumber, Carrot and Mushroom