Reign Of Invertebrates    

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Welcome to Reign of Invertebrates, the best source around for anything with more than 4 legs! Before you jump to another page, take a second to read through this page, because it may answer some of your questions. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me via this page HERE or use my email ([email protected]). I can't wait to hear from you!

Why own pet bugs? If you're new to this, you're probably wondering why in the world people would want to keep pet bugs. Let me start by saying one thing. This hobby is not for everyone, but if you have even the slightest interest or respect for creepy crawlies, you might want to read further! Most bugs are easier to care for than other pets, require less space, and are incredibly fun to watch. They're also one of the most diverse groups of animals on the planet. You can work with some species day in and day out and still learn something new about them every day.




As soon as I could walk, I was chasing after bugs. My first pet was a wolf spider collected from my family's garage. Something about bugs just fascinated me, and still does to this day. In 2008 when I was around 9 years old (I know, right) I managed to breed my first pair of spiders. Before long, I discovered that there were others with similar interests and I decided to create this website. Reign of Invertebrates was founded by me in 2012. This was when I began to sell critters to folks with similar interests around the country. My business started small, and still remains more of a side gig. I just love spreading my fascination with bugs and educating others about their benefits in nature and merits as household pets. I'm currently attending Michigan State University to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Integrative Biology. During my free time you'll find me looking for creepy crawlies, mountain biking, swimming, and watching films (I'm a massive cinephile). Thanks for taking the time to read through this!

~Josh Markham