Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986



News updates - April 29th, 2016:

The Abbotsford expo has come and gone and Calgary is just around the corner, with Edmonton later that same month! Anyone interested in volunteering for one of these expos, please let us know as soon as possible and please be advised we are already taking preorders for Calgary. We are also arranging deliveries en route to and from the show, so if you are located between Surrey, BC and Calgary, AB and would like to arrange a delivery that weekend, please let us know ahead. We've had another very successful month and the list has gotten shorter, but we will be adding some animals from our "stash", egg are hatching/have hatched and there is another exciting order on the way, so keep watching for updates! If you are in a large city and are interested in hosting your a group shipment, please let us know! Remember, air cargo shipping costs less than 2 mail shipments and is much faster and less stressful for the animals! This year, we plan on being more active on our Facebook page and highlight selected species throughout the year. We've also started the "Arachnoholics Anonymous" group for those of you who are thoroughly addicted to Arachnids or on your way ;) If you are interested in joining this group, please message "Bruce Recluse" to request access.

There haven't been a lot of new spiders added since the last update, but there will be soon! Look forward to more Ornamentals (Poecilotheria spp.), Venezuelan Green/Blue Bottlebrushes (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescans) and more Indian Psychedelics (Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus) to name just a few ;) We've also put the South African Blue Legged Baboons (Harpactira pulchripes) on sale (1½" for 250$!) for the readers of the Page Updates and the mailing list :) Already showing bright colours, this is your chance to get one of these beauties at an exceptional price, but hurry since this offer expires May 13th! Thai Blue Legs (Chilobrachys sp. "Electric Blue") are also coming along nicely.. A brand new species from Thailand with purple knees and electric blue legs, we were the first to bring this exciting new species to North America!! They are now just over 1" in legspan at only 4th instar, so these rare beauties are doing very well indeed! We still have a few Bolivian Orange Bellieds (Cyclosternum sp. "Cundinamarca") and plenty of stunning funnel webs! Also available are sexed Gooty Sapphire Ornamentals (Poecilotheria metallica) and lots of Dwarf species (Cyriocosmus, Cyclosternum, Hapalopus, and Heterothele spp.) too. Still plenty of Trapdoor spiders (Ctenizidae) left, but only one more female Mexican Blue Beauty (Bonnetina papalutlensis), so get her while you can!!

Scorpions are selling out fast, but we hope to have some more coming in soon! Expected later this month are Emperor (Pandinus imperator), Asian Forest (Heterometrus "spinifer") and Olive Keeled Flat Rock (Hadogenes paucidens) Scorpions. There are others too, but we don't want to give away all of the surprises at once ;) The special on West African Ground Scorpions (Hottentotta hottentotta) is also still on (expires May 13th). Take 5 (mixed sizes) for only 25$ each and start your own communal group!! :D

Mantids are sold out once again, but CB Tanzanian Tailess Whipscorpions (Damon diadema) are back in stock!! We are also nearly out 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 8" long and at just under 3 years old, I can only imagine how big they will grow yet! Same goes for the Vietnam Red Head Centipedes - Yellow Legged Form (Scolopendra mutilans "Yellow Legs - Vietnam"). These are also CB and very rarely seen offered anywhere, so get one while you still can! We still have some 2014 Haitian Goliath Ruby Red Centipede babies (Scolopendra sp. Hispaniola) as well as a few babies from last year. 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 ;) Expected later this month are Vietnamese Giant Centipedes (Scolopendra subspnipes) and hopefully a couple of others :)

Some new changes to the Reptile List as well! Baby Russian (Agrionemys horsfieldi), baby purebred Cherry Head (Chelonoidis carbonaria) and Greek Tortoises (Testudo graeca) are all in stock once again! We are still on the lookout for a male Cherry Head Tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria), adult female Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) and suppliers for just about any Chelonians! If you are a turtle or tortoise breeder or have adult Chelonians you are considering parting with, please contact us! Thankfully, we saw lots of breeding going on last year and finally produced our first baby Indian Star Tortoise (Geohelone elegans)!!! Needless to say, we are VERY proud of this achievement and look forward to seeing more hatchings throughout the year :D We've got eggs cooking of several tortoise species and have two more exciting breeding projects planned for this summer, but we don't want to spoil the surprises!!

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 (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!

May 7th (10-5) & 8th (10-4), 2016
Got Reptiles? (Calgary) Expo
(Port 'O Call Best Western Hotel, 1935 McKnight Blvd NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6V4)

May 28th & 29th, 2016
E.R.A.S. Spring Show & Sale
(Italian Cultural Centre, 14230 - 133 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5L 4W4)

June 25th & 26th, 2016
Summer Pet Fest 2016
(Downsview Park, 40 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3K 2B6) - Booth 350

August 27th & 28th, 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 29th, 2016