Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986

News updates - July 26th, 2015:

All lists updated and a few links fixed! More watermarked images and new photos have been added to all of the lists, as well as this page :) Also, Calgary and Edmonton expos have been confirmed and lots of new animals have been added!

Six Eyed Sand Spiders (Sicarius terrosus) have arrived! These fascinating desert Arachnids actually bury themselves in the sand instead of constructing burrows. A very useful adaptation in a region where sand shifts constantly and burrows would be completely buried! Western Black Widows (Latrodectus hesperus) and Gooty Sapphire Ornamentals (Poecilotheria metallica) are back in stock, although the metallicas tend to go pretty fast! Quite a few spiders have also sold out, including the last of the Colima Blue Femur (Schizopelma sp. Colima) and Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa blondi) pairs, but we should have more blondi in soon enough ;D 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") left, so get it while you can!! South African Yellow Collars (Harpactira pulchripes) have sold out again as well as Socotran Blue and Yellow Leg Baboons (Monocentropus balfouri). Should have some more balfouri on the way soon, but we may have an opportunity to get our hands on some (Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus)!! If anyone is interested in this insanely rare and pretty species, please let us know and we'll give you more details!

New scorpion photos have been added, and we've sold out of several species, but we've got some more on the way, including some new and exciting species, so stay posted for updates! Sale has ended on Tanzanian Three Striped Scorpions (Hottentotta trilneatus), but we still have some left as well as a few babies.

Mantids are completely out of stock, and Tanzanian Tailess Whipscorpions (Damon diadema) are back, but few in number this time. The East African Giant (Euphrynichus bacillifer) group is back up for grabs and we still have two Cuban Giants (Phrynus pinarensis) available :) Looking forward to working with these two species and bringing more into the hobby! It has been an exciting year for centipedes and we are proud to announce that we now have Texas Giant Centipedes (Scolopendra heros heros) and we have two morphs! The more familiar "Blue Tail" is all yellow with a navy blue-black tail and there is also a West Texas "Yellow morph" that is completely yellow. These are North America's largest centipedes, reaching up to 10" and very difficult to come by, so we expect they won't last! Still have plenty 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 7" long and are 2 years old, so I can only imagine how big they will grow yet! We're sold out of the Haitian Goliath Ruby Red Centipedes (Scolopendra sp. Hispaniola), but take a look at this photo of one being handled by one of our volunteers on our Facebook page! Look around and you'll find a few more ;)

Reptile list has been overhauled and nearly all Chelonians have photos again! Some new breeding groups are now underway and we're looking forward to producing some very rare species in the next while!! Hermann's Tortoises (Testudo hermanni) are nearly out of stock (one left available and it is a beautiful holdback specimen!), and Greeks (Testudo graeca) are finally ready for pickup, but we are waiting a little longer before offering to ship these guys! We are excited to now have a Bell's Hingeback (Kinixys belliana) in our hands. This is a CB adult male and we'd consider offering him to someone possessing a female or, alternatively, purchasing a female for him. Once commonly imported in large numbers, this species has almost completely disappeared in Canada! If you've got a girl, please let us know, so that we can keep this extremely rare species going! Also new are Normal and Albino Chinese Softshells (Pelodiscus sinensis), Reeves' Turtles (Chinemys reevesi) and a pair of Elongated Tortoises (Indotestudo elongata). Burmese Mountain Tortoises (Manouria emys emys) are back and this one of the most interesting species of tortoise I have ever seen! These are very active and personable, preferring a humid, mild environemnt and eating almost anything from fruit and vegetables to insects and carrion! We are still waiting on Red Foot Tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonaria) and should have some by the time the WCRE rolls around :) Brazilian Rainbow (Epicrates cenchria cenchria) and Kenyan Sand Boas (Eryx colubrinus loveridgei) have arrived and we have sexed males and females this time :) Plenty of new Leopard (Eublepharis macularis) and Panther Geckoes (Paroedura pictus) and still a couple of Giant Leaftails (Uroplatus fimbriatus) left. These are LT captive males, originally purchased as subadults. They are now fully grown and measuring about 10"! We've now got a pair of Rough Knob Tails (Nephrurus amyae) to offer, Amazon Milk Frogs (Trachycephalus resinifictrix) are running low and African Bullfrogs (Pyxicephalus cf. edulis) are nearly sold out, but we should have more soon!

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!

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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! Unless stated otherwise, these are shows we are attending and have confirmed!

August 22nd & 23rd, 2015
Western Canadian Reptile Expo 2014
(Sheraton (Capri) Hotel and Conference Centre, 3310 50th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 3X9)

September 19th & 20th, 2015
BC Reptile Club Fall Reptile Show
(32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford, British Columbia, V2T 5A6)
Due to scheduling conflict with Toronto, we will be needing someone to run the tables at this expo! :)

September 19th & 20th, 2015
Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo 2015 - Booth numbers pending..
International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Missisauga, Ontario, L4V 1E8)

September 26th & 27th, 2015
T.A.R.A.S. Fall Reptile Expo
(Midsun Community Centre, 50 Midpark Rise S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2X 1L7)

October 3rd & 4th, 2015
E.R.A.S. Fall Show & Sale
(Sands Hotel, 12340 Fort Road, Edmonton, Alberta, T5B 2B9)

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This page last edited July 26th, 2015