Kodiak Bones &
Bugs Taxidermy

Dermestid beetles are a specialized species of beetle that eat only animal flesh. Dermestid beetles are the longstanding preferred method for obtaining the highest-quality cleaning and preparation of animal skulls and bones, used by museum and university collections around the world.

Buy 100% Healthy Dermestid Beetles

Beetle Purchase & Skull Cleaning Services

Healthy Dermestid Beetle Colonies

100% Healthy Dermestid Beetle Colonies

Dermestid beetles are a specialized species of beetle that eats only animal flesh and are the longstanding preferred method of preparing animal skulls for mounting and display, used by many museum and university collections around the world. Read our FAQs for more information about our flesh-eating beetle colonies for sale.

Purchase Dermestid Beetles

Purchase Dermestid Beetles

Kodiak beetle colonies are 100% healthy–we absolutely guarantee no mites, fly larvae, or other pests in your purchase. The beetle colonies are housed in a new purpose-built, secure building, designed for keeping out insects. Learn more about how to buy dermestid beetles.

Skull Cleaning

Skull Cleaning

Kodiak Bones & Bugs Taxidermy is a professional, licensed, family operated taxidermy service, specializing only in quality skull cleaning and European mounts, using dermestid beetles.

If you want a high quality trophy, count on Kodiak Bones & Bugs Taxidermy to properly clean and prepare your animal skull trophy with healthy dermestid beetles.

Healthy Dermestid Beetle Colonies For Sale

My dermestid beetle colonies are 100% healthy; I absolutely guarantee no mites, fly larvae or other pests occurring in my colonies. My colonies are housed in a new purpose-built, tight building, designed for keeping out other insects. I can guarantee no fly larvae, mites or other insect invaders in my colonies.

If not purchasing from me, you will want to insure yourself that other sellers maintain the strict quality controls I maintain for my beetles, as these pests could eventually wipe out your colony. I hear frequently from frantic buyers who have purchased dirty bugs from others, and have had pests introduced to their existing colonies.

Dermestid beetles are a specialized species of beetle that eats only animal flesh. Dermestid beetles are the longstanding preferred method of preparing skulls, used by many museum and university collections around the world. Preparing skulls with Dermestid beetles has several advantages over other methods, such as boiling or composting.

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{Exactly what I needed, right on time!
Eva 3000
{I've been purchasing beetles from Ken for many years and he is always very helpful and reliable. Best seller in the states.
Sally Piette
{The owner is extremely helpful and happy to help!
Trevon Sater
{Owner is very friendly and helpful with all of the questions I had. Very knowledgeable and the whole process from ordering to shipping was great. Will use Kodiak Bones and Bugs again for sure!
Amanda Libsack
{Ken thank you for the great service the beetles you sent are 1st rate and doing great. Thanks again for the advice keep up the good work
Guy Henry
{Ken is awesome, he provided me with concise instructions on keeping my colony, as well as skull cleaning instructions. The package arrived on time and well packed. I am a new owner, I’ve had lots of questions, Ken has replied in a prompt manner witH answers and suggestions. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Amanda Rogers
{“Order arrived on time, the quantity was more than promised and the colony is healthy and happy. Would recommend and would order from again”
Nate Vandertoolen
{I am new to beetles and Ken has been super helpful. He’s help me trouble shoot a few issues and has been very helpful with recommendations on how to improve even a few months after I purchased from him.
Neal Bryce Griffin