Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986

News updates - June 4th, 2021:

The new European shipment has arrived and unpacking has commenced! The Tarantulas and Other Spiders list has already been updated! Anyone wishing to place a holds, please call or text, as it is much faster than email and some items run out very quickly =-> The Kelowna group shipment date has been set at Friday, June 11th (with a deadline for orders of June 10th, 9 AM) and Saskatoon is likely to be the same day (we just need to confirm flights!). Group shipments for Calgary (including Red Deer and Edmonton) and Toronto (including delivery options for the GTA and Golden Horseshoe) are also underway and will be headed out the weekend of June 18th. We are already taking orders, so anyone looking to take advantage of the safety, comfort, speed and reliability of air cargo shipping for less than the cost of mail, please let us know!

The Tarantulas and Other Spiders list has undergone major changes since the last update! Please check out the list for more details =->

CB Emperor Scorpions (Pandinus imperator) are back and we have more CB Dictator Scorpions (Pandinus dictator) in stock as well as Chinese Golden (Mesobuthus martensii) and Desert Hairy Scopions (Hadrurus arizonensis)! Still plenty of Androctonus amoreuxi scorplings (wholesale inquiries welcome on these) available and more Asian Forest Scorpions (Hetermotrus silenus) have arrived. Please be aware that the recent "discovery" that these are 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, but back in stock are West African Tailess Whipscorpions (Damon medius).

A few minor changes to the Reptile list as a few have sold out, but the are more hatchling Savannah Monitors (Varanus exanthematicus) and Green Iguanas (Iguana iguana) back in stock for those who missed out on the first batch as well as Mexican Burrowing Pythons (Loxocemus bicolor). Some really exceptional specimens in this batch with lots of white flecks and already eating from the hand on frozen rat pinks and pups! 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"!).

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! 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 15 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 supply chains and 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 in Delta has been postponed until provincial regulations allow conventions and large gatherings to commence and we will post an update as soon as we have news on this. 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 transferring 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 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:

April 4th (10-5) & 5th (11-4), 2020 - POSTPONED until further notice, due to COVID-19
Vancouver Reptile Expo
East Delta Hall, 10379 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC, V4G 1K2)

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This page last edited June 4h, 2021.