• NEW SPECIES: Eupalaestrus larae "Argentina Zebra Beauty"
Ferretti; Jorge Barneche 2012. New Species of Eupalaestrus from
Argentina (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Theraphosinae.) Iheringia, Ser. Zool.
vol. 102 no. 3 Porto Alegre Sept. 2012.
similar-looking to E. campestratus except this new species, E. larae,
has a thickened leg 4 femur and tibia and two parallel longitudinal
lines down the femur, patella and tibia of the legs. Also, this species
was collected in the Chaco region of Northern Argentina v.s. the Chaco
region of Paraguay where E. campestratus is collected from. Note: This
species has not been made yet to the hobby as Argentina is closed to
• NEW species! Poecilotheria rajaei "Mankulam Ornamental" (not made available yet for the hobby. For more info, click HERE.
9/15/12: Rare spider found in Texas shuts down down $15M construction project
9/5/12: Scorpion sting leaves woman with HUGE bill
8/2/12: Venomous (medically significant species) page created
8/1/12: NEW Spider Exhibit at the AMNH, New York, NY
"Spiders Alive" July 28 - December 2, 2012. For more info, click HERE.
6/30/12: NEW price list page: Amphibian Price List
6/11/12: Sad day for millipede enthusiasts and arthropod keepers. Dr. Richard Hoffman died from a heart attack last night. See details at: Obituary of fellow hobbyists.
NEW page. Obituary of fellow hobbyists.
Updated WISH LIST. We are especially looking for Avicularia, Cyriocosmus, Phidippus spp. and various orbweaving spiders.
• NEW ebooklet on Mastigoproctus giganteus "Giant Vinegaroon"
(check out more species profiles on our ebooklet page.
3/22/12: UPDATED price lists !
3/16/12: NEW! Repeat customer form. Shorter version with discounts for repeat customers!
3/14/12: NEW! By popular demand!NEW! By popular demand!
"Phidippus Genus of Jumping Spiders"
Ebooklet- Educational Series by Todd A. Gearheart. ONLY $5!. Order HERE.
2/20/12: NEW! Created a special page just for invertebrate researchers.
Updated the following pages:
Cutting Edge Peek
, Centipede Price List
, Land Crab Price List
• price list page for "Giant South Pacific Centipedes"
• photo gallery page for "Giant South Pacific Centipedes"
NEW EBOOKLET: Grammostola porteri "Rose Hair"
• THE best species profile to date on this tarantula!
• ONLY $5!
Go to our ebooklet page for more info and to order.
12/11/11: Created the Gallery: Lizards page.
12/7/11: Created the
Gallery: Peru Fauna and the Peru Fauna list pages.
WANTED: Scolopendra heros
• See other stock & items were are looking for at our Wish List page.
11/25/11: Created the
Science Fair Projects page.
• HOT! HOT! HOT!
Scolopendra galapagoensis "Darwin's Goliath Centipede"
11/2/11: NEWS VIDEO: Black Widow Season in Florida
(video shows Latrodectus geometricus though)
10/20/11: NEWS STORY: Swiss customs bust smuggler with 261 Mexican Red Knee Tarantulas
10/16/11: Created the Barbados Fauna List
and Gallery: Barbados Fauna
10/13/11: October 2011 issue of Ranger Rick Magazine feature on Jumping Spiders
(spiders were supplied by tarantulaspiders.com :)
10/5/11: Gallery: Arizona Fauna
10/4/11: Arizona Fauna List page
10/2/11: Deadly spiders invading houses in Florida
9/28/11: Deadly spider venom may be the key to a cure for chronic pain
9/27/11: NEW pages:
• Gallery: Publications
• Gallery: Movies
• Publications and Movies
• Cutting Edge PEEK
9/17/11: Check out our HALLOWEEN STORE !
8/29/11: NEW price list: Check out the Land Crab stock list
8/24/11: Advertise on Tarantulaspiders.com!
• Reach 600+ hobbyists daily and a one time plug to reach over 10k!
• Economical rates. Many ad types/sizes/rates.
Go to our advertising page to find out more!
8/20/11: NEW ebooklet! Species Profile: Avicularia metallica. ONLY $5! Order yours at our ebooklet page.
8/18/11: Check out our China Fauna list. Get your order in asap! This import is arriving in Sep.
8/17/11: One of Britain's rarest spiders is reintroduced at a nature reserve
8/7/11: Created the Madagascar Photo Gallery and Madagascar Fauna price list pages.
• NEW photo gallery: Florida Fauna
• NEW Ebooklet! Species Profile: Scolopendra polymorpha "SW American Tiger Centipede". ONLY $5! Click here to purchase!
8/4/11: Created the following pages:
• Gallery: Eucratoscelus genus of tarantulas
• Gallery: Pelinobius genus of tarantulas
• Gallery: Pterinochilus genus of tarantulas
• Gallery: Babycurus genus of scorpions
• Gallery: Parabuthus genus of scorpions
• Gallery: Ctenolophus genus of trapdoor spiders
• Tanzania Fauna list & Photo gallery
7/25/11: Created the "Spider Tutor" Consultation Service page and Scott Linstead's Photography page.
7/24/11: NEW! Ebooklet: Educational Series - Species Profile: Scolopendra s. dehaani "S.E. Asian Forest Centipede" written by Todd A. Gearheart. ONLY $5! Go to out ebooklet page to order.
7/22/11: News story: Man Possibly Killed by 19 Black Widow Bites
7/14/11: Updated and added new sales to the SPECIAL SALES page.
7/5/11: NEW! Ebooklet: Species Profile - Scolopendra gigantea "Goliath Centipede" by Todd A. Gearheart. ONLY $5! Get yours at our ebooklet page.
7/4/11: Created the IAS (International Arthropod Symposium) page.
Now offering Supplies. Go to that page to order ice and heat packs, insulated shipping boxes, shipping tape, deli cups and lids and cloth bags.
7/2/11: Created the Reptiles Price List page.
7/1/11: Updated the Supplemental Price Lists page
6/29/11: Created the Tarantulaspiders.com Sales Associate Program page.
6/24/11: Created the Orderlng FAQs page.
6/17/11: Updated Retail terms and order form pages. Please read these two pages.
6/10/11: Created the Egyptian Fauna list
6/8/11: Created the Chameleon Price list page
6/6/11: Created the Pamphobeteus nigricolor "Blue Bloom" photo gallery.
6/3/11: Created our Salamander Price List page
6/2/11: NEW ebooklet! "The Legal Guide to the American Tarantula & Other Invertebrates-keeping Hobby"
The largest fossil spider uncovered to date once ensnared prey back in the age of dinosaurs, scientists find. (Nephila jurassica). Originally reported 4/19/11. View the article HERE.
Researchers from the United States and Slovenia have discovered a new, giant Nephila species (golden orb weaver spider) from Africa and Madagascar (Nephila komaci). Originally published 10/21/09. View the article HERE.
5/17/11: Tarantulas shoot silk out for a "safety net" from their FEET!
5/16/11: A German Tarantula Breeder, Sven Koppler, was sentenced today for smuggling tarantulas into the U.S. See new stories about this below:
• news story #1
• news story #2
• news story #3
> See a discussion about this significant event in the InvertaForum.
5/15/11: Created the V.I.P. membership page, Alabama and Kansas fauna price lists. Also, created the Chile Import list page and the Feeders price list.
5/12/11: Created the Florida fauna price List.
5/10/11: Added hit counters and Goggle Custom Search buttons to several pages. Created the page Black-listed.
4/25/11: News story: Brown Recluse Spider: Range Could Expand in N. America With Changing Climate
4/22/11: News story: Jurassic Spider from China Is Largest Fossil Specimen Discovered
4/19/11: *** Attention: Canadian residents/customers.
See the following link to a company that can assist in working with us
to get your Tarantulaspiders.com stock imported into Canada legally. We can
adjust our export fee significantly if you use their service. Read:
4/17/11: Added the Amblypigid ("Tailless Whipscorpion") price list page.
4/16/11: Added the Centipedes Price List page
4/15/11: Added the Special Sales list to our products page. It features a quick checkout shopping cart.
4/14/11: Added the Nicaragua Invertebrates picture links page in anticipation of our import from there in late 2011.
4/12/11: Added a new page: Species Lists
4/1/11: Launched "INVERTA FORUM". Register, become a member and participate in the new invert community forum.
3/24/11: Created our new page: Ebookets
3/15/11: In the NEWS:
Phoneutria nigriventer "Brazilian Wandering Spider" venom research article
3/13/11: Announcements: MILITARY DISCOUNT. Showing our respect and thanks for those currently in the U.S. military and for U.S. military veterans, we offer 10% off animal stock and/or dry goods and services for current military members and veterans. (valid mil. I.D. card and/or DD214 or dept. of Veterans I.D. card copy for proof required.) Note: Discount is effective for NEW orders as of 3/13/11. We will not back date the discount if you fail to remind us that you qualify and don't submit proof that you qualify at the time of your new order.
K12 TEACHER'S DISCOUNT. Showing our respect and thanks for K12 teachers that have been hurt by school budget cuts and are trying to teach children about invertebrates and reptiles, we offer a 10% off animal stock, and/or dry goods and services. Proof of school employment required. Note: Discount effective for NEW orders as of 3/13/11. We will not back date the discount if you fail to remind us that you qualify and don't submit proof that you qualify at the time of your new order.
3/11/11: Added the Maraca genus of tarantulas, the Phidippus genus of jumping spiders and Scolopendra polymorpha photo galleries.
3/8/11: Added two photo galleries. Green Tree Pythons and Chameleons.
3/5/11: Weekly Invertebrate and Reptile Price Lists updated today!
* Added the Avicularia genus of Tarantulas Photo Gallery
In the NEWS: Leapin' Lizards: Smugglers Flocking to U.S. bringing Endangered Species
2/12/11: Added the Anole Photo Gallery.
2/7/11: We added the Scolopnedra gigantea photo gallery.
2/6/11: We added the following photo galleries to our site:
Tailless Whip Scorpions Photo Gallery
Whip Scorpions "vinegaroons" Photo Gallery
Millipedes Photo Gallery
2/5/11: Photo gallery and Species Profile for the rare tarantula Pamphobeteus insignis "Colombian Purple Bloom" is uploaded into the galleries at tarantulaspiders.com. View by clicking here.
1/27/11 Cops: Man Arrested For Smuggling Cockroaches
- This is just another example of why FL hobbyists need to know what species of roaches are native to FL to feed to their inverts and reptiles, and which ones they can't buy/sell/breed/acquire. It's o.k. to keep the discoids, but not the dubia, hissers, lobsters and orange-spotted. A lot of reptile keepers are feeding monitors, tegus and bearded dragons dubia and hissers. IF in FL, feed them off and only keep discoids. Don't order these online and have them shipped to FL. Only keep discoids and other native FL roach species.
1/27/11 "INSIDER NEWS!" Scolopendra gigantea will finally be made available! Export
permits are slated to be issued Aug. '11. This is THE no. 1 centipede
wanted by pede hobbyists around the world. If you want to be notified
of the developing news about this amazing monster, go to our products
page and fill out the "place an order" part. Put in the comments. "Reservation for S. gigantea". These will not be cheap. Budget accordingly. :)
1/19/11 Sven Koppler pleads guilty in Spider Smuggling case
1/10/11 World Spider Catalog updated!
12/4/10 Man accused of smuggling Spiders in the U.S. via the postal mail