TRUE SPIDERS

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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