TRUE SPIDERS

Sylvana Jumping Spider
Sylvana Jumping Spider

Sylvana Jumping Spider (Colonus sylvanus)
1/8", C.B. Babies, $15 each

The spider species Colonus sylvanus, commonly known as Sylvana Jumping Spider, belongs to the genus Colonus, in the family Salticidae. Sexual dimorphism is strong with this species, males are dark brown with cream colored stripes running down the abdomen, golden femurs, and a white spot on the cented of the carapace. Females are overall light golden in coloration, with cream colored stripes running down the abdomen. These are found in a range from the United States to Panama. These daytime hunters will make retreats in the folds of leaves. Feeding on fruit flies and day old crickets, don't let these awesome little beasts jump away!

Tiger Wolf Spider


Tiger Wolf Spider (Tigrosa georgicola)
1/4", CB Babies, $8 each

Tigrosa georgicola is a large species of Wolf Spider endemic to the Southeastern United States. This family (Lycosidae), includes the largest native spiders found in North America. The spider is dark brown with a single light tan stripe running down the middle of its carapace. Small and faint pale marks may be visible on the large abdomen. Legs are mottled with bands near the joints. Ferocious feeders, Tiger Wolf Spiders love to feed! 3"+ in legspan as adults, easy to keep! Don't let this awesome arachnid slip away!

Malaysian Orange Huntsman Spider


Malaysian Orange Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda davidbowie)
1/4", CB Babies, $45 each

These beasts are classic! Bright orange overall, with black markings outlining the chelicerae, and on pedipalps! Named after recently died music icon David Bowie. Fairly easy to keep, but do be aware of this spiders speed, as they can be very fast! Hardy feeders, on fruit fies and small crickets! Reaching 4" in legspan as adults! Jump on these folks!

Tan Jumping Spider


Tan Jumping Spider (Platycryptus undatus)
1/4", CB Babies, $12 each, Well Started

Beautiful little Salticidae, reaching only 1/2" to 3/4" these are masters of camouflage, and can be several earth tone colors like grey, black, and white. They have a pair of pedipalps that carry long white setae that puffs up like a moustache, they've got that Mark Twain look. Efficient little killers, these spiders are very intellegent, and stalk their prey like a ninja. Very cool little spiders!! Easy to keep!!

Southern Black Widow


Southern Black Widow (Latrodectus mactans)
1/8", CB Babies, $10 each

This beautiful spider is shiney jet black with a red hour-glass marking on the underneath of it's abdomen, and one red dot on the lower dorsal side. Well known for it's extreamely potent venom, and in some cases, bites can prove to be fatal. Extreame caution is strongly advised!!

Spinybacked Orb Weaver


Spinybacked Orb Weaver (Gasteracantha Cancriformis)
1/2", $8 each

The spinybacked orbweaver is a small harmless spider with six characteristic spines along the back of its abdomen. It can come in a variety of colors. The native range of this species is throughout the Southern United States, Central America and the Caribbean. The spiny backed orb weaver has also been introduced to Hawaii and has established a large population there. Spinybacked orb weavers are one of the few spider species whose abdomen is wider than it is long. The species is easy to identify from the six spines that stand out from the sides and back of its abdomen, and they can come in a variety of colors. Mostly, the spines as well as the legs and head are black while the central part of the abdomen is white, yellow, orange or red. Regardless of the coloration, the spider has several black spots on the upper side of its abdomen. Awesome spiders! Get them while you can!!

Arrow-Shaped Orbweaver


Arrow-Shaped Orbweaver (Micrathena sagittata)
1/2", $8 each

The arrow-shaped orb weaver, Micrathena sagittata, is a strange-looking, arrow-shaped spider that is commonly found in gardens of the Eastern United States. The spider's abdomen is large and yellow with two large red and black spines on its back. Its specific name sagittata is Latin for arrowed and it refers to the shape of the abdomen. The female spiders have striking reddish, black, and yellow colors. They have a pair of large tubercles at the back end of their abdomen that point outward and forms an arrow-shaped body. The cephalothorax (head) and legs are usually brown or orange. The males don't have any spines on their abdomen but since they are only half the size of the female, they are rarely seen. Awesome spiders! Get them while you can!!

Spined Micrathena


Spined Micrathena (Micrathena gracilis)
1/2", $8 each

Micrathena gracilis, commonly known as spined micrathena, is one of the spiny orb weaver spiders. The spiny body serves to protect them from birds, lizards or other predators. The large abdomen is either white or yellow and has a number of black or dark brown color patterns. On the top, there are often larger black blotches and the tips of the spines are mostly completely black. The lateral side of the abdomen often has many small dark spots that are aligned in rows. The cephalothorax (head) and legs are usually black or dark brown with some lighter brown or reddish coloration on the dorsal side. Awesome spiders! Get them while you can!!

Ornamental Wandering Spider
Ornamental Wandering Spider

Ornamental Wandering Spider (Viridasius fasciatus)
1/4", C.B. Babies, $39 each

This beautiful spider is endemic to Madagascar, and fasciatus is the only species in the genus Viridasius! Uniformed black and white banding on their long legs! These spiders can "boogie", so don't underestimate their speed! Great feeders, very hardy! Limited supply, get em quick!!
Photos Courtesy of Josh Fawkes.

Namibian Recluse


Namibian Recluse (Loxosceles simillima)

1/4", CB Babies, $29 each

Beautiful and interesting recluse spider from South Africa! Brown with golden checkered type pattern on abdomen. These are communal, and fairly rare! Captive hatched at Swift's! Don't pass them up!

Twinflagged Jumping Spider


Twinflagged Jumping Spider (Anasaitis canosa)

1/4", $8 each

Anasaitis canosa, previously of the genus Corythalia, is a small jumping spider that can typically be found atop leaf-litter or man-made structures such as fences and exterior walls. This species is more commonly known as the twin-flagged jumping spider due to the two pennant shaped markings on the dorsal side of the cephalothorax. A. canosa ranges from Mexico to South Carolina along the Gulf of Mexico. Reaching slightly under 1/2" as adults very cool little Jumper!! Limited Supply!

Southern House Spider


Southern House Spider (Kukulcania hibernalis)

1/2" - 1" , $15 each

Awesome spider, also known as the Black Hole Spider, K. hibernalis is a large true spider commonly found in human dwellings. Adult females are black to gray in overall coloration with a silver colored coxa on each leg. Males are light golden in coloration, and spindley. These gentile crevice dwelling spiders reach 3"+ as adults, and occur in the Southern states of the US as well as in Central and South America. long lived, If you don't have one of these beauties, you need one!!

Whitebanded Fishing Spider


Whitebanded Fishing Spider (Dolomedes albineus)

1/2" - 1" , $20 each

Beautiful aquatic spider that inhabits the southeastern United States. Silver grey, with white makes this spider a master of camoflage! Feeding on insects, fish, and tadpoles! Fairly large for a true spider with some females exceeding 3" in legspan. If you're a "Wolf Spider" enthusiast , you'll like these!!

Northern False Tarantula


Northern False Tarantula (Calisoga sp."San Jose")
1/4", C.B. Babies, $32 each

Calisoga, commonly known as False Tarantulas, is a genus of spiders in the family Nemesiidae. Smooth setae, they range in color from, black, to reddish-brown. Secretive in nature, these spiders from California, are rarely seen and not often available. Reaching 3"+, don't let these beauties get away!!

Thailand Basil Trapdoor Spider


Thailand Basil Trapdoor Spider (Liphistius sp."Thailand")
1/2"+, C.B. Babies, $129 each

This beautiful Liphistius species from Thailand, belongs to a family of Mygalomorphs, relateded to tarantulas. These odd wonders make "clam" like webbed retreats and lure prey in with "trip wires"! Rare and awesome, don't pass these gems up!

Green Lynx Spider


Green Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)
1/4", C.B. Babies, $8 each

This strange and beautiful species lives among the tops of low bushes and vegetation in await of prey. It's green camouflage helps in it's efforts of ambush. These are easy to raise, and reach 2"+ in legspan! Weird and cool!

Tiger Funnel Web Spider
Tiger Funnel Web Spider


Tiger Funnel Web Spider (Linothele fallax)
1/2", C.B. Babies, $89 each

This beautiful Linothele species from Brazil, belongs to a family of curtain web spiders! As juveniles, They have a dark coloration to their legs, with a light tan to golden carapace, and a "Tiger" type banding to the abdomen. As adults they become an overall dark purple to blue in coloration! Venom for this species is considered mild, but be careful! These babies get big, reaching 6" as adults! Get them now, or cry about it later! Bred in the U.S. by breeder Tom Patterson!
Photo Courtesy of Tom Patterson.

Six-Spotted Fishing Spider


Six-Spotted Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton)

1" - 2" , $10 each

Beautiful aquatic spider that inhabits the southeastern United States. Dark green-olive in color, with bright white lines running down the sides of the carapace and continueing down the abdomen, along with two rows of white dots covering the abdomen. Feeding on insects, fish, and tadpoles! Fairly large for a true spider with some females exceeding 3" in legspan. If you're a "Wolf Spider" enthusiast , you'll like these!!

Spitting Spider


Spitting Spider (Scytodes longipes)
1.5"+, Adults!, $10 each

These awesome spiders may look dainty, but are stealthy predators! Belonging to the family Scytodidae, commonly known as "spitting spiders" They catch their prey by spitting a fluid that congeals on contact into a venomous and sticky mass. Compared to their size, they can take down prey as large as themselves. Hardy in captivity, very cool arachnid!

ISOPODS

Powder Orange Isopod


Powder Orange Isopod (Porcellionoides pruinosus)
1 Doz., Mixed, $20 each

Isopods are beautiful creatures that live in both land and sea. Land isopods are crustaceans, and also known as woodlouse, sow bugs, or roly poly. This perticular species, Powder Orange Isopod (Porcellionoides pruinosus) are a small to medium sized species, overall orange coloration with this morph of P. pruinosus. These guys will reproduce! Very Hardy! Set up with moist subtrate with mixed woods, lichen, dry leaves, with some flat stones. With a little research, you'll love raising these!!

 Zebra Roly-Poly


Dwarf White Isopod (Trichorhina tomentosa)
100 count, Mixed, $29 each

Isopods are beautiful creatures that live in both land and sea. Land isopods are crustaceans, and also known as woodlouse, sow bugs, or roly poly. This perticular species, Dwarf White Isopod (Trichorhina tomentosa) are a small species used by many hobbyists as clean up crews to moisture dependent habitats and are also used as feeders. Moisture dependent, but very Hardy! Set up with moist subtrate with mixed woods, lichen, dry leaves, with some flat stones. With a little research, you'll love raising these!!

 Zebra Roly-Poly


Zebra Roly-Poly Isopod (Armadillidium maculatum)
1 Doz. Mixed, $29 each

Isopods are beautiful creatures that live in both land and sea. Land isopods are crustaceans, and also known as woodlouse, sow bugs, or roly poly. This perticular species, Zebra Roly-Poly Isopod (Armadillidium maculatum) is fairly good sized isopod, and can reach 1/2". Armadillidium maculatum are very pretty, black with white stripes, some morphs can have a chocolate coloration! Very Hardy! Set up with moist subtrate with mixed woods, lichen, dry leaves, with some flat stones. With a little research, you'll love raising these!!

Roly-Poly


Roly-Poly (Armadillidium vulgare)
50 count, Mixed, $20 each

Isopods are beautiful creatures that live in both land and sea. Land isopods are crustaceans, and also known as woodlouse, sow bugs, or roly poly. This perticular species, Roly-Poly (Armadillidium vulgare) is fairly good sized isopod, and can reach 1/2". Armadillidium vulgare can have many color morphs, and this particular color is refered to as "normal". Different shades of gun metal grey, some lighter in color when young. Very Hardy! Set up with moist subtrate with mixed woods, lichen, dry leaves, with some flat stones. With a little research, you'll love raising these!!

Porcellio laevis caramel


Swift Woodlouse (Porcellio laevis "caramel")
1 Doz. Mixed, $29 each

Isopods are beautiful creatures that live in both land and sea. Land isopods are crustaceans, and also known as woodlouse, sow bugs, or roly poly. This perticular species, Swift Woodlouse (Porcellio laevis) is quite large, and can reach 1/2" and larger. P. laevis can have many color morphs, and this particular color is refered to as "caramel". Creamy caramel colored overall, some can be a bit orangish? Very Hardy! Set up with moist subtrate with mixed woods, lichen, dry leaves, with some flat stones. With a little research, you'll love raising these!!

Porcellio laevis dairy cow


Swift Woodlouse (Porcellio laevis "dairy cow")
1 Doz. Mixed, $29 each

Isopods are beautiful creatures that live in both land and sea. Land isopods are crustaceans, and also known as woodlouse, sow bugs, or roly poly. This perticular species, Swift Woodlouse (Porcellio laevis) is quite large, and can reach 1/2" and larger. P. laevis can have many color morphs, and this particular color is refered to as "dairy cow". Creamy yellow and white with blocks of blacks and browns. Very Hardy! Set up with moist subtrate with mixed woods, lichen, dry leaves, with some flat stones. With a little research, you'll love raising these!!

Giant Canyon Isopod


Giant Canyon Isopod (Porcellio dilatatus)
1 Doz. Mixed, $29 each

Isopods are beautiful creatures that live in both land and sea. Land isopods are crustaceans, and also known as woodlouse, sow bugs, or roly poly. This perticular species, Giant Canyon Isopod (Porcellio dilatatus) is quite large, and can reach 3/4" and larger. Brown and grey in color, these have a granulated looking surface. Very Hardy! Set up with moist subtrate with mixed woods, lichen, dry leaves, with some flat stones. With a little research, you'll love raising these!!

OTHER ARACHNIDS

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Psuedoscorpion (Chernetidae sp.?)
1/16", $8 each

These awesome little arachnids belong to the family Chernetidae, with over 650 species! Very small, but amazing, these jewels build silken retreats to molt and produce offspring. They are closer related to Solifugae "sun spiders", than scorpions. These guys eat real small stuff like sprimgtails, so be prepare to deliver tiny prey! Pretty cool arachnids!!
Photo Courtesy of Chad Campbell.

Ornate Harvestmen


Ornate Harvestmen (Vonones ornata)
1", $8 each

Strange and gentle, these arachnids are in the order of Opiliones. These arthropods may resemble spiders, but their closest relatives may be the mites (Acari) or the Novogenuata (the Scorpiones, Pseudoscorpiones, and Solifugae). Harvestmen are harmless, and lack venom. They feed upon small insects and plant material and fungi. Goldfish food flakes are accepted along with cricket parts. One thing that is neat about V. ornata is that they will glow under a blacklight! Very cool, Get em while I got em!

BEETLES

Carolina Tiger Beetle


Carolina Tiger Beetle (Tetracha carolina)
3/4", $8 each

These beautiful tiger beetles (Cicindelinae), from the southern U.S., are a multitude of colors, metallic purple, green, with cream colored patches on their wing cases. Ferocious little beasts, these fast moving predators hunt at night devouring small prey. Easy to keep, These are so cool!

Patent Leather Beetle


Patent Leather Beetle (Odonotaenius disjunctus)
1.5", Adults!, $5 each

Patent Leather Beetle (O. disjunctus), also known as the Horned Passalus, are a large type of bess beetle in the family Passalidae! These beetles are found in the woodlands of the Canada and the United States, and feed on rotting woods such as oak and hickory. These make great science class projects, since they can be kept in groups, and are gentle to work with. Nice size beetles, they make a little "squeak" when handled!

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