Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986



News updates - August 16th, 2021:

Guyana has arrived! Please see the individual lists for all of the details, but in short, Avicularia avicularia, Ephebopus murinus, Ephebopus uatuman, Theraphosa stirmi, Coleonyx mitratus, Boa constrictor imperator, Epicrates cenchria and Corallus caninus as well as more Lygodonomorphus inornatus have all arrived and look great! Expo planning is in full swing and anyone interested in helping out at the show, please contact us to let us know. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn about spiders at the same time! We are also now accepting preorders and a 20% deposit is all that is required to secure your animals (some exceptions apply) and guarantee that they will be there. A few new shipments have arrived since the last update and a few more are on their way, including a huge Mexican shipment (several species of Aphonopelma and Brachypelma and some really interesting new species as well!) and another US shipment (mostly reptiles, but some invertebrates too). All lists have been updated and there have been quite a few changes, especially with the Tarantula and Reptile lists!

The Tarantulas and Other Spiders list has seen several new additions as we have purchased a few collections recently and several minor fixes have been made (some smartphones were incorrectly wrapping text on 3 or 5 pack specials, so we have separated the lines)! The Guyana shipment has just landed and the Pink Toes (Avicularia avicularia) are really quite exceptionally coloured! These may very well be what the the hobby has been selling as "Avicularia sp. Blue, but with the Genus being a taxonomic nightmare, we really have no way to confirm this! Either way, these are more of a blue/purple than the classic blue/green of typical Guyana pink toes and we are offering a really good group price in the hopes that some hobbyists will consider breeding these and keeping them going in the hobby! There are only a few Guyana Skeletons (Ephebopus murinus) and some of these have already sold! The Emerald Skeletons (Ephebopus uatuman) also look good and we hope to have some sexed specimens in the near future. Burgundy Goliaths (Theraphosa stirmi) also look great and we have sexed a few of these already for those seeking Males and Females for breeding projects or even just as display specimens. We have already ventrally sexed out some Brazilian Blacks (Grammostola pulchra) and Cuban Purple Birdeaters (Phormictopus sp. "Blue") and are currently awaiting moults to confirm. Next up will be the Gooty Sapphire and Indian Ornamentals (Poecilotheria metallica and regalis respectively), so anyone wishing to acquire Females of any of these species, please let us know and we will update you as they come available. Check out the new list for all the latest updates and be sure to keep an eye out for 3-pack or 5-pack discounts for those looking to raise their own males and/or females =->

CB Emperor Scorpions (Pandinus imperator) are sold out again, but we still have plenty of CB Dictator Scorpions (Pandinus dictator) in stock as well as Asian Forest Scorpions (Hetermetrus silenus). Please be aware that the recent "discovery" that these were actually Heterometrus petersi has been found to be inaccurate and the species name has been fixed accordingly.

Minor updates to the Other Invertebrates list as a few species have since sold out.

A few new reptiles have arrived, including Coleonyx mitratus, Boa constrictor imperator, Corallus caninus and Epicrates cenchria! Note: As beautiful as they are, Emerald Tree Boas are not well-suited to beginners and do not enjoy being handled, so please bear this in mind when inquiring about this species! We still have a few Egyptian Tortoises (Testudo kleinmanni) left for those looking to start a breeding project!!! These petite and adorable little tortoises are very difficult to find anywhere (let alone in Canada!) and they are already very well started at about 3"! Egyptians are the world's second smallest tortoise species (the smallest in the hobby) and only average 3.5" for males and 4.5" for females (with a record size of less than 6" for females!).

We have finally added our frozen rodent pricing to the Miscellaneous Goods section of the website! While these are intended primarily for our local customers, we can arrange local deliveries and ship as well! Anyone wishing to pick up rodents at the Vancouver Reptile Expo, please let us know in advance as we will only be bringing presold orders! Please be aware that for shipping, larger orders are required as small orders run the risk of thawing in transit - please inquire for details.

As everyone is surely aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of chaos in the last 17 months and has impacted the majority of businesses globally. While it has had little direct impact on operations here at Arachnophiliacs, it has had some impact on our shipping corridors. For air cargo customers, this simply means less frequent flights and in some cases, shorter warehouse hours for pickups, though there have been no changes in quality or speed of service. More than ever, we recommend air cargo for anyone that has the option to utilise this fantastic service. Canada Post and all courier companies have made changes to their service standards and processes, and are no longer accepting signatures, so we are advising customers to consider FlexDelivery to their local post office instead of door service as this eliminates the risk of stolen parcels or boxes being left outside until being noticed. Please be aware that the Vancouver Reptile Expo is now on track and will be held at the East Delta Hall on September 11th and 12th. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while going through these turbulent times and in the meantime, please stay healthy and safe and remember to use extra caution when in proximity to seniors as they are the most vulnerable to this illness!

We have finally updated some of the scientific names, including the revision that transferred several species of Brachypelma to the new Genus Tliltocatl. If you are having trouble finding a particular species, try using your browser's find feature (F3, Control-F or Apple-F) and searching for the species name alone (for example, F3, followed by "verdezi").

Give the gift of spiders anytime! We now offer gift cards! These can be purchased online with your credit card and gifted via email, printed out and mailed to your Arachnid-loving friends and relatives or even retained for your own use!.

We are always on the lookout for more Chelonian species! If you are a turtle or tortoise breeder, please contact us!

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Upcoming Expos:

September 11th (10-5) & 12th (11-4), 2021
Vancouver Reptile Expo
East Delta Hall, 10379 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC, V4G 1K2)
Now accepting preorders and taking volunteers!

More updates underway..


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This page last edited August 25th, 2021.