Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986



News updates - September 2nd, 2022:

All lists have been updated and the Vancouver Reptile Expo is just over a week away! If you are looking to pick up animals at the show, now is the time to reserve as things get really busy around here as we get closer to the show and a 20% deposit is all you need to guarantee your order will be there when you arrive. Anyone wishing to pick up frozen rodents must pay in full in advance and let us know which day you will be coming so that we bring the order with us! Please note that we will have some very exciting show specials and anyone that happens to reserve these species ahead and pay in full will receive a refund for the difference =->

The Tarantulas and Other Spiders list has been updated to reflect new sizes and a few new additions as well as more sexed Females (including Birupes simoroxigorum!). The "Bindy Project" (Latrodectus hasselti) has taken off and we are now ready to offer some sexed Females to those of you who have been waiting =-> Also, the Porto Santo Wolf Spiders (Hogna maderiana) are growing incredibly fast and we may even have some sexed by the time of the expo! We are offering a limited number of Australian Lace Web Spiders (Badumna insignis) to those of you with a keen enough eye to spot this post! These beautiful true spiders are black with fine speckling and patterning and reach about 1½" in legspan. Females live about 2 - 3 years and build beautiful, hackled webs that look like pale blue lace! Burgundy Goliaths (Theraphosa stirmi) have been joined by their cousins - the True Goliaths (Theraphosa blondi) and the much prettier Venezuelan Pink-Footed Goliaths (Theraphosa apophysis) and we may have some of these sexed in time for the expo as well! The latter are available at the incredible price of 160$ (or 650$ for 5) and are already very well started spiderlings at over 2" in legspan. More Socotran Blue Leg Baboons (Monocentropus balfouri) have arrived as well and are available in packs of 5, 10 and 20 for those wishing to set up their own colonies! 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 (may be combined with other 3-pack or 5-pack specials) for those looking to raise their own Males and/or Females =->

New Asian Forest Scorpions have arrived and there are two species this time! We are working on confirming the ID, but so far it appears that we have the true Asian Forest Scorpions (Heterometrus spinifer from Malaysia) and the more common Vietnamese Forest Scorpions (Heterometrus silenus). We also still have communal starter packs of Brazilian Bark Scorpions (Tityus stigmurus) on special! Colourful and fairly active, this is a great species for setting up a scorpion community terrarium =->

More centipedes have arrived, including Vietnamese Giant Centipedes and our Cameroon Long Tailed pedelings (Rhysida sp.) are ready to go! Already at 1", these little guys are tackling 2-week crickets already! Central American Tailess Whipscorpions have also arrived and are supposedly Phrynus mexicanus, though this seems rather unlikely and it is possible that they are Phrynus whitei or another, undescribed species. The much exciting changes are to the Isopod list, which has undergone a massive overhaul and we will be bringing about 25 species with us to the expo, so be sure to swing by and check them out! There will be many rare and incredible species, including Cubaris sp. "Jupiter, "Rubber Ducky", "Panda King" and "Salmon" as well as several giant Porcellios, a range of Armadillidiums and a brand new, rough-backed burrower from Malaysia (Reductoniscus tuberculatus) as well. Quantities are limited on many of these, so reserve ahead or arrive early so you don't miss out!

We have just one Calabar Burrowing Python (Calabaria reinhardti) left and this girl is an excellent feeder. She is frequently out and about exploring and will take thawed mice or rats, even from your hand! The Cameroon locale has much more red/orange than other locales and she is a very nicely coloured animal for sure. Also new to the Reptile list are Savannah Montiors (Varanus exanthematicus) and Mexican Giant Musk Turtles (Staurotypus triporcatus). The largest of the musk turtle species, these beautiful Chelonians can reach up to 14"+ (35 cm) and are nicely coloured in tan with black bordered scutes. For tortoise lovers, we have Russian (Agrionemys horsfieldi) and Red Foot Tortoise juveniles (Chelonoiduis carbonaria) currently in stock =->

New to the Miscellaneous Goods section are new spiderling enclosures! These are available in 2 sizes (3"x3"x1.5" and 4.5"x4.5"x3") and come complete with substrate! We are also clearing out some critter keepers and will be offering these at discount pricing for pickup and air cargo customers. Though we can also ship these by mail, please be advised that the larger volume will affect shipping rates. Also new are reusable shopping totes at 3$ each or 2/5$. Measuring 13"x13", these polypropylene bags are over 4" deep (ideal for carrying deli cups at expos!) and strong enough for small grocery runs! We have also updated and streamlined the rodent pricing. We will be continuing to stock pinkie, fuzzy, pup, weanling, small, medium, XL, XL+, Jumbo and Jumbo+ rats as well as all sizes of mice. All other sizes will be available for pre-order only. ASFs will also only be available for pre-order, though we do currently have large in stock. Prices are now available for prepackaged lots as well and larger orders will be eligible for further discounts - please inquire when ordering.

Though the impacts of the pandemic are finally starting subside, we still highly recommend FlexDelivery for all live shipments. This free service from Canada Post, allows customers to use their local post office to receive parcels, which reduces time spent on the road and eliminates the risk of boxes being left outside on a doorstep or in a community mailbox.

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 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!

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:

September 10th (10-5) & 11th (10-5), 2022
Vancouver Reptile Expo
East Delta Hall, 10379 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC, V4G 1K2)
Currently accepting orders for pickups.

More updates always underway!


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This page last edited September 2nd, 2022.