Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986

News updates - November 16th, 2023:

It has been a crazy month with 2 more shipments yet to go, including the much anticipated Indo shipment we have been waiting on for quite some time! All lists have been updated and the expected animals have been added (pricing will be finalised when they arrive). We have also updated the sneak peek page as well for those interested in getting an idea of what else is in the works! There are 2 group shipments headed to Alberta this month (Calgary and Edmonton) and there could be no better time to take advantage of the low shipping rates! Just 25$/order gets you the speed, safety and peace of mind that only a 1-hour direct flight can offer you! We also have plenty of Peyote Cacti (Lophophora williamsii) for both pickup and shipping customers =->

The Tarantulas and Other Spiders list has been updated to reflect the upcoming shipments and there are a LOT of really exciting new true spiders as well as some tarantulas we have not had for quite some time. Highlights include Arizona Blondes (Aphonopelma chalcodes), Regal Jumping Spiders (Phiddipus regius), Golden Silk Spiders (Trichonephila clavata and clavipes) and Eight Spotted Crab Spiders (Platythomisus octomaculatus), but there are so, so many more - check out the list for all of the details! Of course, we also still have lots of Martinique Treespiders (Caribena versicolor), Sarawak Blue Beauties (Birupes simoroxigorum), Costa Rican Blue Fronts (Citharacanthus cyaneus), Socotran Blue Legged Baboons (Monocentropus balfouri) and some great 5-pack specials on species such as Panama Blonde Treespiders (Psalmopoeus pulcher), Purple Earth Tigers (Cyriopagopus sp. "Hati Hati") and Brazilian Blues (Pterinopelma sazimai)!

Lots of changes to the Scorpion list as well, primarily to reflect the new arrivals. Many of you have been patiently awaiting the arrival of Asian Forest Scorpions (Heterometrus spinifer) and they are finally coming, along with a dwarf species from the Celebes!! Also coming are lots of American scorpions including Florida and Arizona Bark Scorpions (Centruruoides gracilis and sculpturatus), Desert Hairy Scorpions (Hadrurus arizonensis) and Dune Scorpions (Smeringurus mesaensis)! Still have good numbers of Black Fat Tails (Androctonus bicolor) and Israeli Golds (Scorpio maurus), though many of the others are starting to run low, including one of my personal favourites - Egyptian Pillar-Tailed Scorpions (Orthochirus innesi)!! These wee little tanks have massive tails that they carry over their backs as they wander about their enclosures like ants on the march =->

New to the Other Invertebrates list are Egyptian Fuzzy Camel Spiders (Paragaleodes pallidus)!! We have never had this beautiful species before and the leg hairs are bright yellow and very dense. Arguably among the most bizarre, these little demons rapidly chase down prey and smash them to bits with their huge chelicerae - who needs venom!? We've also updated all of the incoming inverts and are very excited to finally have some tailess whips and Giant Vinegarones (Mastigoproctus giganteus) coming!! It has been a long wait for these, especially the Vinegarones! The Isopod list has also seen a few minor updates as a few have since sold out, but we still have Cubaris sp. "Jupiter, "Panda King" and "Salmon" as well as a range of Armadillidiums. Quantities are limited on many of these, so get yours now while supplies last!

The Reptile list has undergone a major underhaul, mostly to reflect the new arrivals! Snakes, lizards, and even frogs have been added and there is too much to cover here. Check out the list for details!

New to the Miscellaneous Goods section are new spiderling enclosures! These are available in 2 sizes (3"x3"x1.5" and 4.5"x4.5"x3") and come complete with substrate! We are also clearing out some critter keepers and will be offering these at discount pricing for pickup and air cargo customers. Though we can also ship these by mail, please be advised that the larger volume will affect shipping rates. Also new are reusable shopping totes at 3$ each or 2/5$. Measuring 13"x13", these polypropylene bags are over 4" deep (ideal for carrying deli cups at expos!) and strong enough for small grocery runs! We have also updated and streamlined the rodent pricing. We will be continuing to stock pinkie, fuzzy, pup, weanling, small, medium, XL, XL+, Jumbo and Jumbo+ rats as well as all sizes of mice. All other sizes will be available for pre-order only. ASFs will also only be available for pre-order. Prices are now available for prepackaged lots as well and larger orders will be eligible for further discounts - please inquire when ordering.

Having trouble finding a particular species? Try using your browser's find feature (F3, Control-F or Apple-F) and searching for the species name alone (for example, F3, followed by "verdezi").

Give the gift of spiders anytime! We offer gift cards! These can be purchased online with your credit card and gifted via email, printed out and mailed to your Arachnid-loving friends and relatives or even retained for your own use!.

We are always on the lookout for more Chelonian species! If you are a turtle or tortoise breeder, please contact us!

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 (and our customers!) 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:

March 16th (10-5) and 17th (10-5), 2023
The Vancouver Reptile Expo - Island Edition!
(Beban Park, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 3K7)

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This page last edited November 16th, 2023.