TRUE SPIDERS

Giant Japanese Huntsman Spider


Giant Japanese Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda simplex)
1/4", C.B. Babies, $49 each

Beautiful Japanese giant huntsman in the family Sparassidae! Burgandy coloration, with blue and purple highlights! Leggy reaching 6" as adults! Limited supply, don't snooze on these!
Photo Courtesy of Frank Somma.

Red-legged Wandering Spider


Red-legged Wandering Spider (Cupiennius coccineus)
1"+, C.B. Babies, $59 each

Beautiful wandering spider from Central America, Cupiennius coccineus, also known as the Red-legged Banana Spider. Bright red underneath their femurs gives this spider it's common name. Fast moving, but not as toxic as wandering spiders in the genus Phoneutria. Reaching 4" as adults, pass them up at your own risk!
Photos Courtesy of Frank Somma.

Sicily Ladybird Spider


Blue Ladybird Spider (Eresus sp. "blue")
1/8", C.B. Babies, $149 each

Velvet Spiders (Eresus), also known as "ladybird" spiders, are beautiful spiders from the Mediterranean, and Eresus sp. "blue" have an overall blue coloration! Built like little tanks, these unique spiders are similar in many behaviors to jumping spiders (Salticidae). Long lived, reaching 1.5" as adults, keep these dry, limited supply!
Photo Courtesy of Cameron Reardon.

Purple Huntsman Spider


Purple Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda lunula)
1/4", C.B. Babies, $39 each

These Malaysian beauties have an intricate pattern of circles and dashes with a dark background color with purple highlights! 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!

Cameroon Red Fang Wandering Spider


Cameroon Red Fang Wandering Spider (Piloctenus haematostoma)
2"+, $79 each

Beautiful wandering spider from Cameroon, Africa, also known as the Red-Faceced Wandering Spider. Bright red chelicerae and front of carapace around the eyes! These Ctenidae (wandering spiders), are quick moving, and have been known to have strong venom, so caution is advised for larger specimens. Reaching 4"+ as adults, These are awesome!!

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!!

Arrowhead Spider


Arrowhead Spider (Verrucosa arenata)
1/2", $8 each

The arrow-head spider, Verrucosa arenata, is an orb-weaver spider found throughout the United States. Its common name arrowhead spider or triangle orb weaver comes from the triangle-shaped yellow or white coloration on the spider's abdomen. While the spider's body is light brown, orange or reddish, the arrowhead pattern on the abdomen is white, cream-colored or bright yellow. The legs of the spider are also brown, orange or reddish with several darker bands. Often, the spider has additional small bumps on the back of its abdomen in the same color as the triangle-shape. They are the only known species of orb weavers that sit in their web facing upward. All other species face downward. 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!!

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!!

Porto Santo Wolf Spider


Porto Santo Wolf Spider (Hogna schmitzi)

1/4" , C. B. Babies, $29 each

Beautiful wolf spider from Porto Santo, an island off the coast of Portugal. H. schmitzi's range is geographicly restricted since Porto Santo, and the nearby larger island of Madeira, are in autonomous regions of Portugal. Golden base coloration with a beautiful orange coloration on legs from patella to tarsus, being much brighter on front legs. Quick moving, but not overly defensive. Very hardy, and large for a true spider with some females exceeding 3.5" in legspan. If you're a "Wolf Spider" enthusiast, you'll like these!!
Photo Courtesy of Frank Somma.

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

Oreo Crumbles Isopod


Oreo Crumbles Isopod (Porcellionoides pruinosus)
1 Doz., Mixed, $39 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, Oreo Crumbles Isopod (Porcellionoides pruinosus) are a small to medium sized species, overall white and black blotches 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!!

Clown Isopod


Clown Isopod (Armadillidium klugii "Montenegro")
1 Doz., Mixed, $49 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, Clown Isopod (Armadillidium klugii "Montenegro") are a small to medium sized species, overall brown with a reddish brown coloration along their skirt with rows of white and yellow dots running down their bodies. 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!!

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!!

White Out Isopod


White Out 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, White Out Isopod (Porcellionoides pruinosus) are a small to medium sized species, overall white 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

Thailand Tailess Whip Scorpion


Thailand Tailless Whip Scorpion (Catageus sp. "thailand")
1"+, $59 each

These beautiful little arachnids are from an order called Amblypygids! Flattened bodies that move quickly sideways, with large sweeping pedipalps to grasp prey. Two large "feeler" appendages scour the surface while they hunt. These are communal, and brood their young in a pouch! Alien like, limited supply, these are very neat!

Nicaraguan Tailless Whip Scorpion


Nicaraguan Tailless Whip Scorpion (Phrynus whitei)
1"+, $39 each

These beautiful little arachnids are from an order called Amblypygids! Flattened bodies that move quickly sideways, with large sweeping pedipalps to grasp prey. Two large "feeler" appendages scour the surface while they hunt. These are communal, and brood their young in a pouch! Alien like, limited supply, these are very neat!

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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

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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