Tag Archives | Tarantula

6 ‘Creepy’ Animals this Halloween!

Halloween is a special holiday all around the world and conjures certain images, one of which is certain to be creepy crawlies, large amphibians and sinister looking reptiles. Massive tarantulas, slithering millipedes and slimy snails are all definitely in keeping with the Halloween theme and can also make brilliant pets. Here are our top 5 favourite […]


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Giant White Knee Tarantula Shedding Time Lapse!

Here at the Northampton Reptile Centre we keep a wide range of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and Tarantulas. We recently came in to find our giant white knee tarantula lying down preparing to shed. We quickly took her to the back room and set up a couple of cameras to capture all of the action. The […]


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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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Exciting New Reptiles, Frogs & Spiders!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at the Northampton Reptile Centre. That means vivs, terrariums and tanks quickly empty of animals as they venture off with their new owners. We love getting new reptiles, amphibians and inverts to care for but this week there were more than usual! New homes have to be stripped […]


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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 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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