Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986



News updates - April 12th, 2024:

The expo is just around the corner and we will be bringing most of what we have listed, but for those of you who don't expect to arrive early or want to be sure we have what you are looking for, a 20% deposit will reserve orders and guarantee they are there are awaiting your pickup =-> This is the largest Vancouver show to date and we will be bringing some truly incredible animals you won't see anywhere else, so be sure to come and see them firsthand! We'll also be having some show specials so be sure to stop by and ask about these ;) Cameroon and Guyana are both expected to arrive later this month and there are some really exciting and rare species coming (including the long awaited Dictator scorpions (Pandinus dictator))! Preorders may be eligible for discounts, but please reach out to us by phone or email as time is very short and we are busy preparing for the expo!

The Tarantulas and Other Spiders list has been updated to reflect the new Cameroon shipment as well as a few new pair and trio prices for those looking for breeding projects! Still plenty of the Eight-Spotted Crab Spiders (Platythomisus octomaculatus) available for those looking to have one of these stunning little jewels!! These absolutely stunning crab spiders are not only the largest species in the world, but they are brightly coloured yellow with stark black and blue markings on the carapace, abdomen and legs!! They have massive heads to house their powerful jaws and are master assassins, waiting with their wide open arms to ambush prey that comes within range! Also new to the list is the Java Yellow Knee Birdeater (Selenocosmia javanensis). A first for us and the first time I have seen them in Canada, we encourage breeders interested in a breeding project to reach out and we will hook you up with some excellent breeding stock at a discount =-> Please be advised though, that this is not a species for beginners.. They are very defensive and fast and will bite readily! Lots of really exciting new true spiders coming in the Cameroon shipment as well, including orb weavers, giant crab spiders, huntsmans and possibly a few surprises as well ;-) Check out the list for all of the details! Of course, we also still have lots of Costa Rican Tiger Rumps (Davus pentaloris), Trinidad Chevrons (Psalmopoeus cambridgei), Panama Blondes (Psalmopoeus pulcher), Purple Earth Tigers (Cyriopagopus sp. "Hati Hati") and Brazilian Blues (Pterinopelma sazimai), all available in 5-pack specials as well!

Some really exciting changes to the Scorpion list too, most notably Dictator Scorpions (Pandinus dictator)!! Large and impressive, these highly sought after scorpions are difficult to come by and we've been waiting for some time! Baby Egyptian Deathstalkers (Leiurus quinquestriatus) and Asian Blue Forest Scoprions (Heterometrus cyaneus) are ready to go and we still have some Emperor Scorpions (Pandinus imperator) left as well, but these are starting to run low, so get yours while you can! Still have plenty of Desert Hairy (Hadrurus arizonensis) and Celebes Dwarf Wood Scorpions (Liocheles australasiae). These dimunitive little scorps are arguably one of the best beginner species there are!! Communal and parthenogenetic and looking like miniature flat rocks (Hadogenes spp.), they are active and social as well as tolerant of a range of environmental conditions - a perfect species for anyone looking to set up a scorpion colony!

New to the Other Invertebrates list are some very rare and impressive centipedes, namely two forms of Amazon Giant Centipedes (Scolopendra gigantea)! These CB specimens are already adults and HUGE!! We also have some CB baby Malaysian Cherry Red Centipedes (Scolopendra dehaani) and a fair number of Texas Giant Vinegarones (Mastigoproctus giganteus) left as well! 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 "Papaya" 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 massive changes, including some very rare monitor lizards (Varanus boehmei and yuwonoi) and Ackies (Varanus acanthurus) will be here just in time for the expo (and on sale!)! Be sure to check out the new list right away as there has been a lot of interest in some of these and they are sure to go quickly. Still have a fair number of Caiman Lizards (Dracaena guianensis) as well, but these CB babies are very rarely available and are going fast. Feeding on chicken breast and hearts, eggs and frozen snails, these will be the last of the year and we guarantee the best price in the country!

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 may 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, large, XL+ 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!

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Upcoming Expos:

April 13th (10-5) & 14th (10-5), 2024
Vancouver Reptile Expo
South Delta Recreation Centre, (1720 56 Street, Delta, BC V4L 2B1)

July 6th (10-5) and 7th (10-4), 2024
The Vancouver Reptile Expo - Island Edition!
(Beban Park, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 3K7)

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This page last edited April 12th, 2024.