Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986

News updates - October 13th, 2016:

We apologise for the delays in updating the site! We have been very busy juggling a tight expo schedule with all of the other tasks, but we will be updating all of the lists over the next few days! Also, we'd like to advise everyone that although the Toronto and Montreal Reptile Expos have us listed as attending their next expos, we are not booked for either of these shows! We apologise for any confusion this may have caused, and would like to remind everyone that here is the best place to check our expo schedule :) The rest of this page remains unedited for now, but will be updated soon!

News updates - August 25th, 2016:

Quick update: There won't be enough time to update the site before Red Deer, but the Reptile list has been updated. Please click this link to view the latest version. This is a public post, so Facebook membership is not required to view it :D A reminder that this is the time for placing preorders for Red Deer. Packing space is limited so we only bring small numbers of each species and may leave some behind entirely unless they are ordered in advance. Due to our hectic schedule, orders are best placed by phone/text (647-852-2847) or email (arachnophiliacs@hotmail.com) as Facebook tends to slow things down quite a bit. We will be located at Booths 1-3, immediately on your left when you enter the venue and we should be well staffed this year thanks to our new volunteers! :D The WCRE is always a busy event, so if you are not preordering, we highly recommend coming early and for those of you considering the VIP Pass, we will have discounts on Mexican Blood Legs (Brachypelma boehmei), Gooty Sapphire Ornamentals (Poecilotheria metallica), Indian Psychedaelics (Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus), Asian Forest (Heterometrus spinifer) and Algerian Yellow Leg (Hottentotta franzwerneri) Scorpions, Brazilian Rainbow Boas (Epicrates cenchria cenchria) and African Helmeted Turtles (Pelomedusa subrufa) that will make your VIP entrance fee vanish completely =-> We will also have some new show specials for the rest of you, but we're keeping those quiet until the show ;) See you all next weekend! We still need at least one more volunteer for Regina (September 17-18) and Calgary (October 1st & 2nd), so if you're interested, please let us know. This is a great way to hang out at the table, meet all kinds of interesting people, play with spiders all day and insure you get to take something home ;) We are also planning a delivery run from Red Deer, Alberta to Surrey, British Columbia (via Calgary) after the expo, so if anyone needs anything delivered en route, please let us know as far ahead as possible. If you are in a large city and are interested in hosting a group shipment, please let us know! Remember, air cargo shipping (flat rate of 80$ to most Canadian cities!) costs less than 2 mail shipments and is much faster (1-6 hours transit time!) and less stressful for the animals involved!

The Spider List has undergone a massive update! Another new order, combined with a few major hatchings and more surplus animals added to the list has had an enormous impact. Check out the new list and keep your eyes out for some new lower prices on some very prized species!! Mexican Red Knees (Brachypelma smithi), Mexican Red Legs (Brachypelma emilia), Panamanian Giant Tiger Rumps (Theraphosinae sp. "Panama") and Venezuelan Green/Blue Bottlebrushes (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescans) are all back in stock and there is also a brand new species, the Catemaco Rust Rump (Theraphosinae sp. "Catemaco") added! Still plenty of Brazilian Blacks (Grammostola pulchra) and the Thai Blue Legs (Chilobrachys sp. "Electric Blue") are growing like weeds! 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 nearly 2" in legspan at only 5th 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!!

The Scorpion List has also undergone an enormous update! Too many new species to list here, but keep your eyes out for multiple species of Androctonus, Hottentotta, Lychas, Parabuthus, Tityus and Uroplectes!! 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 :) The special on West African Ground Scorpions is now over, but we will be offering group discounts on most of our communal species, including Asian Forest Scorpions (Heterometrus "spinifer"), Emperors (Pandinus imperator), most of the Hottentotta species, Lychas sp. and Uroplectes spp. instead. Take 5 for the price of 4 as our "Thank You" for being so patient with our website!

Mantids are back, but won't last long! CB Tanzanian Tailess Whipscorpions (Damon diadema) are also back, but running out quickly. In the "Centipede Department", Vietnam Giant Yellow Legs (Scolopendra subspinipes are now well established and we are 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" (20 cm) long and at just under 3 years old, I can only imagine how big they will grow yet! We still have some 2014 Haitian Goliath Ruby Red Centipedes (Scolopendra sp. Hispaniola) as well as a few pedelings 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 ;)

New reptiles this month include Frog Eyed Sand Geckoes (Teratoscincus roborowski), Brazilian Rainbow Boas (Epicrates cenchria cenchria), (Chelonoidis carbonaria), Burmese Mountain Tortoises (Manouria emys), Hermann's Tortoises (Testudo hermanni) and Helmeted Turtles (Pelomedusa subrufa)! 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 or have adult Chelonians you are considering parting with, please contact us! We've got some eggs of our own cooking and we hope to produce more of our own babies this year :D

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!

August 27th (10:00 - 17:00) & 28th (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)
Booths 1-3, immediately on your left as you enter the room!

September 10th (10:00 - 17:00) & 11th (10:00 - 17:00), 2016 - Booths 195 & 198
Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo 2016
International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Missisauga, Ontario, L4V 1E8)

September 17th (10:00 - 17:00) & 18th (10:00 - 17:00), 2016 - Tables 1&2!
BC Reptile Club Fall Reptile Show
(32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford, British Columbia, V2T 5A6)

September 17th (10:00-19:00) & 18th (10:00-17:00), 2016
Regina Reptile Expo
(Eastview Community Centre, 615 6th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4N 0A9)

October 1st (10:00 - 17:00) & 2nd (11:00 - 16:00), 2016
T.A.R.A.S. Fall Reptile Expo
(Cedarbrae Community Centre, 11024 Oakfield Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2W 5G6)

October 8th (10:00 - 17:00) & 9th (11:00 - 16:00), 2016
E.R.A.S. Fall Show & Sale
(Italian Cultural Centre, 14230 - 133 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5L 4W4)

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This page last edited August 25th, 2016