Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986

News updates - April 4th, 2017:

Toronto is just around the corner (April 14th - 16th) and preorders are now being taken for this expo, but please keep in mind that we are packing early for this show, so the deadline for orders and payments is April 10th! Abbotsford follows (April 22nd & 23rd), but anyone wishing to reserve animals for this expo, please let us know before we pack for Toronto as there will be very little time in between the two shows. There are also two more expos in Alberta in May (Edmonton and Calgary), so it's going to be a busy spring!!

Watch for more updates on the Miscellaneous Goods page over the next while as we have a large selection of reptile and aquarium products currently available. From light bulbs to mesh tops, driftwood to dechlorinators, test kits to reptile foods, we've got it all!

There have been a number of changes to the Spider List, including some new specimens from holdbacks :) We still have plenty of Mexican Red Knees (Brachypelma smithi), Mexican Red Legs (Brachypelma emilia), Venezuelan Green/Blue Bottlebrushes (Chromatopelma cyanopubescans) and Brazilian Blacks (Grammostola pulchra), including a few sexed females! There are also a couple of eggsacs due to hatch soon, with Columbian Giant Red Legs (Megaphobema robustum) almost ready to go! We will be putting these on special for the upcoming expos, but it is likely that they will not be ready in time until May, so the specials will be preorder only! Anyone wishing to take advantage of this preorder special will get their rather large spiderlings for 35$ each or 5/150$!!

The Scorpion List has also undergone a small update.. We still have some CB Cameroon Dictator Scorpions (Pandinus dictator) in stock, but there are now two sizes! Prized for their rarity by collectors and rumoured by some to be larger than their Emperor cousins (we have yet to see sufficient numbers of adults to confirm or deny this), these have been rarely exported out of Cameroon and we have previously never seen babies at all! To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time these have ever been offered in Canada and one of the first offerings worldwide! There are always folks demanding common names for all of these species, but many of these are quite rare and really don't have common names. We've had to invent a few, so keep this in mind if you are looking for info online, and search instead for the Latin names :)

We have restocked on CB Tanzanian Tailess Whipscorpions (Damon diadema), but these always sell out quickly! We are also extremely excited to announce juvenile Mexican Crowned Amblypygi (Acanthophrynus coronatus)!! This the largest species of Tailess Whipscorpion in the world and is only very rarely offered anywhere! These monsters can span 8" (20 cm) across the legs and 18" (50 cm) across the whips!! We will be keeping most of these, but will be willing to part with a couple to serious collectors only and hope to have photos of the adults soon! :D Centipedes have also started to run low and we are completely out of CB Amazon Giant Centipedes (Scolopendra gigantea), sorry!! We still have some 2014 Haitian Goliath Ruby Red Centipedes (Scolopendra sp. Hispaniola), but these are nearly sold as well! Take a look at this photo of one of our adults being handled by a volunteer on our Facebook page! Look around and you're sure to find a few more ;)

Not much has changed on the Reptiles and Amphibians list, but many of the snakes are gone now due to a disolved partnership, and the list has been updated to reflect this. If you are looking for reptiles not listed, please contact us and we will see what we can do for you. We still have lots of contacts that breed them. :) Back again are Mossy Treefrogs (Theloderma corticale), 3-Toed Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina triunguis) and Peninsular Cooters (Pseudemys peninsularis).

We are still on the lookout for a male Cherry Head Tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria) and suppliers for just about any 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:
With the large number of Southern Ontario shows being so close together, we are not able to attend them all. Until this changes, we will likely only be attending the Spring (Easter), Summer and Fall (CRBE) shows. Unless stated otherwise, these are shows we are attending and have confirmed!

April 14th - 16th, 2017
Toronto Pet Expo
International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Missisauga, Ontario, L4V 1E8)
Booth 237&238

April 22nd & 23rd, 2017
BC Reptile Club Spring Reptile Show
(32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford, British Columbia, V2T 5A6)
Tables 1 - 4 (at the entrance!)

May 6th & 7th, 2017
E.R.A.S. Spring Show & Sale
(Italian Cultural Centre, 14230 - 133 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5L 4W4)

May 27th & 28th, 2017
T.A.R.A.S Spring Reptile Show
(Cedarbrae Community Centre - Main Room, 11024 Oakfield Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2W 5G6)

July 29th (10 - 5) & 30th (10 - 4), 2017
Victoria Reptile Expo
(Pearkes Arena, 3100 Tillicum Rd, Victoria B.C., V9A 6T2)
Tables 20-22

August 26th (10:00 - 17:00) & 27th (11:00 - 16:00), 2016
Western Canadian Reptile Expo 2016 - SPONSOR!
(Sheraton (Capri) Hotel and Conference Centre, 3310 50th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 3X9)

More updates underway..

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This page last edited April 4th, 2017