Bugs Alive! - A Guide to Keeping Australian Invertebrates

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The number one guide to keeping Australian invertebrates in captivity - Winner of two awards!

  • Whether you're just beginning or a seasoned keeper, this book offers great advice to improve your skills and aid 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.
  • The book also includes four detailed chapters on housing, diets, health and creating bug displays.
  • Two of the authors (Deanna & Alan Henderson) operate Minibeast Wildlife. All three authors are experienced invertebrate keepers and worked for many years at Melbourne Museum where they developed and ran the extremely popular Bugs Alive! exhibition.


  • 5
    a great guide to keeping a wide range of inverts

    Posted by adrian valente on 6th Feb 2023

    this is a great book full of useful knowledge on a wide range of species and there husbandry. im very happy with my purchase and would recommend this to anyone keeping australian invertebrates.

  • 5
    Bugs alive book

    Posted by Tracie Frater on 5th Dec 2022

    The bugs alive book is an informative, user friendly guide to inverebrate keeping, aimed at all ages & abilities & is good value.

  • 5
    Great book

    Posted by J on 16th Nov 2022

    Fantastic book, highly recommended

  • 5
    Great resource!

    Posted by Izzy on 28th Mar 2022

    As beautiful as it is informative. Has me thinking about keeping all kinds of invertebrates, not just the praying mantises I bought it for. The 'Species with similar care requirements' sections are really helpful.

  • 5
    I found the product to work quite well, arriving on time in perfect condition.

    Posted by ALISON Farley on 1st Mar 2021

    Support from this supplier advice and help are always available making it easier

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Sep 2020

    Lovely book, beautiful

  • 5
    Best book ever

    Posted by BODHI on 16th May 2018

    My mom got this book for me along with 2 spiny leaf insects and a cool enclosure for them I love everything so much and the book IS LITERALLY THE BEST BOOK for Australian invertebrate keepers

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 30th Aug 2017

    if you what a invertebrate as a pet or catch one from the wild this book is for you!!!!!!!

  • 5
    Bugs alive book

    Posted by Arkie on 1st Jan 2015

    The bugs alive book has helped me to understand invertabrates in a deeper depth and is great as it tells you the best insects that are compatible with each other and why, it holds lots of I formation that you just wouldn't find on the web. I definitely recomend this to anyone at all who has an invertabrate or who would like a better understanding of them.