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The Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula – is there a better looking spider?

The Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula (Acanthoscurria geniculata), or Giant White Knee as it is sometimes known, is native to the Brazilian rainforest and are so named due to the striking colouration of their legs.  They were, or are, one of the more popular Tarantula species being kept in captivity today.  This particular spider species is generally thought […]

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Need help with your spiders? Ask Danny!

Tarantulas and other spiders are up there as some of the most popular pets around. Arachnophobia certainly seems to be on the decline as more people are appreciating what fascinating animals arachnids (spiders, scorpions etc.) are. They’re not difficult to care for and make excellent pets. The choice and variety of spiders available is huge […]

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New Arrivals this Week

Several new arrivals this week, unfortunately some of the animals we wanted didn’t arrive but the ones that did are lovely. Some pictures are below and there are more in the gallery. As always, please contact us if you have any questions about any of them. Mexican Blonde Tarantula Depending on your mind set, you […]

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Tiger Taratula Gives Eggs the Sack

We absolutley love breeding our own animals so it was a lovely surprise to find another egg sack this morning! Today it was the turn of our Vietnam Tiger Tarantulas. Vietnam Tiger Tarantulas are an aggressive species from South-East Asia. This aggression will serve the egg sack well as it’s guaranteed to be well protected. […]

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goliath tarantula spiderling

Goliath Spiderlings

Goliath Bird Eating Spiders are the largest Tarantula species in the world. As you can imagine we were very excited when our large female Henrietta produced an egg sack! It was the start of November when we first noticed that Northampton Reptile Centre was again going to be proud parents to more of our animals. […]

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