Specialising in captive bred Arachnids from around the world since 1986



News updates - December 16th, 2018:

Yuletide is here and our Yuletide Specials are in full swing! Each day (at around 14:23 PST on Facebook, we will announce somewhat differently for the mailing list) we announce a new 24-hour special containing at least one spider and one non-spider (scorpion, reptile, amphibian, etc.). These specials will count down the days until the Winter Solstice (December 21st, 14:43 PST). If you are not on the mailing list or following us on Facebook, you will never know what they are! We also have air cargo shipments to Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, North Bay and Montreal, with other cities possibly being added over the few days or so. If you are in or near any of these cities and would be interested in discount shipping, please let us know! Also, we are excited to announce the dates for the next Vancouver Reptile Expo are March 30 & 31, 2019!!

The main highlights on the Tarantulas and Other Spiders list are True Mexican Beauty Tarantulas (Aphonopelma bicoloratum, Gooty Sapphire Ornamentals (Poecilotheria metallica) and more Burgundy Goliath Birdeaters (Theraphosa stirmi). We are now starting to sex out some of the Mexican Red Legs (Brachypelma emilia) and Mexican Red Knees (Brachypelma hamorii) for those of you that prefer not to gamble on gender :) More exciting changes ahead as we start to sex out some of the Nhandus and Theraphosa blondi!! For those of you on the Grammostola pulchra waiting list, we have a few more females for you, so keep your eyes out for email notifications! Please note that we have switched the name on the hobby classic "Brachypelma smithi, to its new, correct name Brachypelma hamorii. We kept the old name for some time as a number of customers have found this name change particularly confusing, but it has been over a year now :)

Not a lot of changes to the Scorpion List, but we still have plenty of Texas and Striped Bark Scorpions (Centruroides hentzi and vittatus), and Desert Hairy Scorpions (Hadrurus arizonensis)! There are always folks demanding common names for all of these species, but many of these are quite rare and really don't have common names. We've had to invent a few, so keep this in mind if you are looking for info online, and search instead for the Latin names :)

On the Other Invertebrates List there have been very few changes, but the Texas Giant Vinegarones (Mastigoproctus giganteus) sure have gotten quite fat and healthy looking!!

The greatest changes have been to the Reptile List to be sure and we are running low on a lot of reptiles! Just a couple more months and we will be stocking up again for spring! New to the list are Dumeril's Boas (Acrantophis dumerili) and these little fat little babies are already over a foot long and eating adult mice! If you are looking for reptiles not listed, please contact us, and we will see what we can do for you.

The Miscellaneous Goods page will soon have a makeover! Shirts are on their way!

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:

March 30th & 31st, 2019
Vancouver Reptile Expo
Robert H Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1)

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This page last edited December 16th, 2018