Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986

News updates - September 22nd, 2015:

Just a quick update to announce expo news.. The Saskatoon Aquarium Society is hosting a Thanksgiving Show! There will be a reptile show and sale present and we are proud to announce we are coming! Looking forward to seeing all of our friends and customers in Saskatchewan :) The CRBE was a smash success and exceeded our expectations. Thanks to Grant Crossman for putting on such a great show this year and extra special thanks to our volunteers who tried so hard to keep up with the throngs at our table! My apologies to those of you who I did not get a chance to speak to at all, unfortunately we were short a few people, especially on Saturday. We will be sure to do better for the next one :) The BC expo was also a success, and we give thanks to the volunteers and staff that ran that table as well. So sorry I could not be at both! Those planning to pick up in Calgary and Edmonton might want to consider reserving ahead for species limited in number as they may very well run out by the time we get there! I will likely not have sufficient time to update the site between these expos, so please be aware that some animals may no longer be available! It really is a crazy time of year!

We are very excited to announce another Arachnophiliacs first in Canada.. The Indian Psychedelic (Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus)! That's right, we will have a small number of these to offer for sale just in time for the Fall Expos in BC, Alberta and Ontario! These absolutely stunning electric blue and purple beauties have not been offered here yet and there are very few in the USA or even Europe! We also have a large number of Michoacan Orange Beauties (Brachypelma baumgarteni) on the way. This is only the second time these have been bred in Canada and one of the few eggsacs produced worldwide! For those of you who bought from our own breeding last year, you'll be eligible for a discount on the new batch. Almost ready are Burgundy Goliath Birdeaters (Theraphosa stirmi) and South African Blue Collared Baboons (Harpactira pulchripes). The stirmi should be ready in time for the expos, but the pulchripes will be another month or so :) For the true spider lovers, we also have Malaysian Orange Huntsman Spiders (Heteropoda davidbowie), Malaysian Brown Hunstsman Spiders (Heteropoda sp?), Six Eyed Sand Spiders (Sicarius terrosus), Western Black Widows (Latrodectus hesperus), Cross Spiders (Araneus diadematus), False Widows (Steatoda grossa) and Brown Recluses (Loxosceles reclusa) on the way or already here and all are captive bred! :D Also available are sexed Gooty Sapphire Ornamentals (Poecilotheria metallica), a trio of Columbian Purple Bloom Birdeaters (Xenesthis immanis) and a breeding group of Amazon Giant Blue Legged Birdeaters (Xenesthis sp. "Blue). Still plenty of Trapdoor spiders (Ctenizidae) and Silver Tunnel Web Spiders (Cyphonisia sp.) left, but only one more female Mexican Blue Beauty (Bonnetina sp. "Guerrero") left, so get it while you can!!

For our scorpion lovers, we've got more good news! More new scorpions on the way, including Israeli Deathstalkers (Leiurus quinquestriatus), West African Ground Scorpions (Hottentotta hottentotta), Judean Black Scorpions (Hottentotta judaicus) and plenty more Emperors (Pandinus imperator). Sale has ended on Tanzanian Three Striped Scorpions (Hottentotta trilineatus), but we still have a few left and another batch of babies priced to go at $10 :)

Mantids are sold out again, but we've got more Tanzanian Tailess Whipscorpion (Damon diadema) babies and plenty of CB Amazon Giant Centipedes (Scolopendra gigantea)!! These are from the only captive breeding that I am aware of in North America (possibly worldwide!) and are no pedelings.. They are currently measuring about 7" long and are 2 years old, so I can only imagine how big they will grow yet! We're sold out of the Haitian Goliath Ruby Red Centipedes (Scolopendra sp. Hispaniola), but take a look at this photo of one being handled by one of our volunteers on our Facebook page! Look around and you'll find a few more ;)

The Chelonians just keep selling out and we are finding ourselves on the hunt for more suppliers as well as adults so that we can produce our own! If you are a turtle or tortoise breeder or have adult Chelonians you'd like to part with, please contact us! Thankfully, we've seen lots of breeding going on this summer and are looking forward to producing Indian Stars (Geochelone elegans, African Spur Thighs (Geochelone sulcata) and Pancake Tortoises (Malacochersus tornieri) as well as Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) within the year! New this month are Green Tree Pythons (Chondropython viridis), lots of Leopard Geckos (Eublepharis macularius) and a couple of pairs of Pygmy Crocodile Skinks (Tribolonotus schmidti). Extremely rare, they require little heat or lighting and are the only livebearing member of the Genus.

Warning: Please be aware that a certain individual has decided to reserve the domain name "Arachnophiliacs.ca" in an effort to confuse our customers! Typing in this address will no longer take you to their website, but to Google instead, so it seems spreading the word has had some impact. Don't be fooled.. We are still very much in business!

Want to get sneak peeks, special offers and who knows what else? Join our mailing list by emailing us with "mealworm" as the subject! I do apologise for the latency of this mailing list, but it is one of the last tasks to get done and the care of the animals always comes first!! The bright side? The longer it takes to get the mailer out, the more likely a surprise special will be in it ;)

Upcoming Expos:
Unfortunately, there has been some trouble with fixing dates for the Ontario Reptile Expos, so be sure to check here frequently or call/email me to confirm! Unless stated otherwise, these are shows we are attending and have confirmed!

September 26th & 27th, 2015
T.A.R.A.S. Fall Reptile Expo
(Midsun Community Centre, 50 Midpark Rise S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2X 1L7)

October 3rd & 4th, 2015
E.R.A.S. Fall Show & Sale
(Sands Hotel, 12340 Fort Road, Edmonton, Alberta, T5B 2B9)

October 10th & 11th, 2015
Saskatchewan Aquarium Society Thanksgiving Show
(Masonic Temple, 1021 Saskatchewan Crescent West, Saskatoon, S7M 5J6)

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This page last edited September 22nd, 2015