Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986



News updates - February 2nd, 2016:

It has been a busy year so far and we apologise for the month long wait for the page updates! We do have some exciting new eggsacs on the way, and hatched our very own Indian Star Tortoise (Geochelone elegans) last month!!! The first of many!

We are starting to build our 2016 Expo season now and will be announcing shows as they are booked. If anyone is interested in volunteering for an expo, please let us know as far in advance as possible :) We are sorry to report that T.A.R.A.S. will not be hosting a Spring show in Calgary this year, but luckily, the folks at Got Reptiles have decided to band together and take up the challenge! We are hoping this expo will be as exciting as the T.A.R.A.S. show, but no matter what, we will be there for sure! We are also thinking that this may be the year to try an expo in the USA, so if anyone has any ideas or suggestions regarding making this happen, please let us know! Group shipments for February are underway for Calgary this week, but there shall be others throughout the month, so if you are in a large city and interested in hosting one, 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.

Yet another busy month has reduced the list a bit, but there have been a few new addtions and there are some very exciting eggsacs due to hatch fairly soon. Hopefully, some of these will be ready to go by late next month, so stay tuned for updates :) Brazilian Blacks (Grammostola pulchra) are running out fast, but we've got another eggsac on the go, so hopefully there will enough this time to last long enough to sex out some girls! Indian Psychedelics (Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus) are growing rapidly and Goliath Birdeaters (Theraphosa blondi) are almost ready!

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 pushing close to 1" in legspan at only 3rd instar, so these rare beauties are doing very well indeed! We still have a few Bolivian Orange Bellieds (Cyclosternum sp. "Cundinamarca") and several new funnel web species!

The Michoacan Orange Beauties (Brachypelma baumgarteni) are also ready to go, but selling out fast! This is only the second time these have been bred in Canada and are no hybrids! Still plenty of South African Blue Collared Baboons (Harpactira pulchripes) left and at close to 1½", they are already showing great colouration! :) For the true spider lovers, we may have some Giant Jumping Spiders (Hyllus giganteus) coming in soon and still have a few Six Eyed Sand Spiders (Sicarius terrosus) left as well as spiderling Western Black Widows (Latrodectus hesperus), Giant House Spiders (Tegenaria agrestris) and False Widows (Steatoda grossa), all captive bred! :D 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) and Silver Tunnel Web Spiders (Cyphonisia sp.) left, but only one more female Mexican Blue Beauty (Bonnetina sp. "Guerrero"), so get her while you can!!

Not many changes for our scorpion lovers, but we do have some more Red Clawed Emperor (Pandinus cavimanus), Asian Forest (Heterometrus spinifer) and Olive Keeled Flat Rock Scorpions (Hadogenes paucidens) in stock and plenty of West African Ground Scorpions (Hottentotta hottentotta) left! We will be putting these on special for those of you with a keen eye on the updates and mailing list: Take 5 (mixed sizes) for only 25$ each and start your own communal group!! :D

Mantids are back in stock!! It's been a while, but they're back! Get some while you can, these always sell out fast! We've also got more Tanzanian Flag Tailed Centipedes (Alipes grandidieri) and we still have a few CB Amazon Giant Centipedes (Scolopendra gigantea) left!! 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 are just under 3 years old, so I can only imagine how big they will grow yet! We are starting to run low on Vietnam Red Head - Yellow Legged Form (Scolopendra mutilans "Yellow Legs - Vietnam") and Indonesian Cherry Red Centipedes (Scolopendra subspinipes "Cherry Red - Indonesia"). These are also CB and very rarely seen offered anywhere, so get one while you still can! We still have some of last year's Haitian Goliath Ruby Red Centipede babies (Scolopendra sp. Hispaniola) as well as a few babies from this 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 ;)

Many new changes to the outdated Reptile List! Quite a few animals have sold out, new ones have arrived and the Corn Snakes have been finally updated! The Chelonians just keep selling out and we are finding ourselves on the hunt for more suppliers as well as adults so that we can produce our own! If you are a turtle or tortoise breeder or have adult Chelonians you'd like to part with, please contact us! Thankfully, we saw lots of breeding going on last year and finally produced our first baby Indian Star Tortoise (Geohelone elgans)!!! Needless to say, we are VERY proud of this achievement and look forward to seeing more hatchings throughout the year :D Spring is nearly here and our Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) will be coming out of hibernation soon, so with any luck, we'll be seeing babies sometime this summer! Speaking of which, we've got an extra adult male and subadult female for those interested in this amazing species!

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 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:
Unfortunately, there has been some trouble with fixing dates for the Ontario Reptile Expos, so be sure to check here frequently or call/email me to confirm! Additionally, 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) and Fall (CRBE) shows. Unless stated otherwise, these are shows we are attending and have confirmed!

April 23rd & 24th, 2016
BC Reptile Club Spring Reptile Show
(32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford, British Columbia, V2T 5A6)

May 7th & 8th, 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)

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 February 2nd, 2016