There is a good range of invertebrates available from Monkfield
with most of these being sourced from UK and overseas breeders and
The invertebrate group is vast, with more than 95% of all
animals on earth belonging to this group. There is a wide selection
of inverts kept in captivity with some of the most popular being
stick insects, mantids, snails, centipedes, millipedes and
Land Hermit Crab (Coenobita clypeatus)
The land hermit crab originates from America and spends its'
life living in used shells. They are scavengers and eat both meat
and plant matter.
Macleays Spectre Stick Insect (Extatosoma tiaratum)
The Macleays Spectre stick insect originates from Australia and
eats brambles and other leafy plants. The females can grow to 8
inches but the males only reach half that size. The males also
produce a strong odour that is used as a defense mechanism and they
have the ability to fly.