Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986

News updates - June 22nd, 2016:

Happy Solstice everybody and welcome to summer!! We do apologise for not getting the site updated in time for the expo, but here is a very quick update.. Toronto expos are this weekend. We will be at Booth 350 at the Summer Pet Fest all weekend and will have a table at the Reptile Expo as well. Pickup orders will be arranged through the Pet Fest unless otherwise requested and pickups will be available elsewhere in Toronto for approximately one week after the show. Please be advised that the Pet Fest has free admission, so this is a great opportunity for folks who'd like to order wit8hout paying for shipping :D Hamilton pickups are also available for a 10$ charge. Please preorder if you would like us to guarantee we have what you are looking for. We only pack a very limited quantity of animals and not all species will be represented. Also be advised t8hat t8hou7g8h t8he list 8has not been updated, you can find t8he most recent list here. Deadline for preorders is tonight, June 22nd, so please contact us by phone at 647-852-2847 - text or voice - to make arrangements.

News updates - May 16th, 2016:

The Calgary expo has come and gone and Edmonton is just around the corner, with Toronto at the end of June! 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 Edmonton as well as planning a delivery run from Edmonton to Surrey, BC via Red Deer and Calgary, so please let us know ahead if you would be interested in having an order delivered. Also, please keep in mind that anyone wishing to purchase any WC animals (ST or MT on the list), must preorder and meet before or after the expo. ERAS does not allow the sale of WC animals at the expo, so we will not be bringing WC animals unless ordered. This means Rose Hairs, Pink Toes, some of the true spiders, most of the current scorpions, some of the centipedes and a few of the reptiles.

If you are in a large city and are interested in hosting 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.

The Spider List has undergone a massive update! A new order, combined with some hatchings and a few surplus animals added to the list has had an enormous impact. Check out the new list and keep your eyes out for plenty of Ornamentals (Poecilotheria spp.), more Indian Psychedelics (Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus), Treespiders (Psalmopoeus spp.) and some great classic Birdeaters (Pamphobeteus spp.)!! There is also a brand new species, the Catemaco Rust Rump (Theraphosinae sp. "Catemaco") and Panamanian Giant Tiger Rumps (Theraphosinae sp. "Panama") are back again as well as Venezuelan Green/Blue Bottlebrushes (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescans), Martinique Treespiders (Avicularia versicolor), and more Brazilian Blacks (Grammostola pulchra) - as promised! 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!!

The Scoprion List has also undergone a major update! Expect to see new scorpions from Chile and Tanzania as well as CB Italian Black Scorpions (Euscorpius italicus)!! The special on West African Ground Scorpions is now over, but we do have a special going for the Asian Forest Scorpions (Heterometrus "spinifer") instead. Take 5 for only 100$!!

Mantids are sold out once again, but CB Tanzanian Tailess Whipscorpions (Damon diadema) are back in stock!! In the "Centipede Department", Vietnam Giant Yellow Legs (Scolopendra subspinipes have just arrived 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! Same goes for the Vietnam Red Head Centipedes - Yellow Legged Form (Scolopendra mutilans "Yellow Legs - Vietnam") and Phillipine Giant Centipedes (Scolopendra sp. "Phillipines"). 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 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 Southern Ringneck Snakes (Diadophis punctatus punctatus), Southeastern Five Lined Skinks (Plastiodon fasciatus) and Blind Snakes (Rhamnoptyphlops braminus)! Also new are Razor Backed Musk Turtles (Sternotherus carinatus), New Guinea Sidenecks (Elseya novaeguineae) and North American Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta)!! It's been a while since we had these very intelligent and amazing turtles and this time we've acquired some adults as well! Looking forward to working with this species in the coming years :D 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 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 June 22nd, 2016