Arachnoland houses a fantastic range of spiders and scorpions. From the tiny Black Widow to Tarantulas with a span greater than 200 mm, all are safe behind glass. Our special exhibit shows large Imperial scorpions glowing in the dark. Not to be missed !
This Mexican Red Knee is just one of the species of Tarantula we have here in Arachnoland. It's one of the most popular kinds of Tarantula to keep as a pet.
Found in northern Venezuela within scrubland and desert areas, they make webs near vegetation on sandy soil. They may spin a lot of web due to the possibly of this being destroyed due to the unstable open habitat.
The Salmon Pink Bird eater is the third largest species of spider in the world.
While the Brazilian White Knee tarantula is extremely beautiful, it is also one of the more aggressive species and will readily bite before without warning.
Indian ornamental spiders are able to live in small social colonies. In the wild this species may be found on particular tree species where they are able to camouflage against the tree bark.
This species is very closely related to the salmon pink bird eater. Found in Brazil, this spider inhabits the lush rainforests and can be found burrowing under trees where it waits for animals to pass by before pouncing on it and grabbing it with its 2cm long fangs.
Middle - East
This particular scorpion does not have a deadly venom however it is extremely aggressive and for this reason must be kept very securely! Although this species is from the dry warm deserts of the middle-east and north Africa it requires a high humidity usually created by tunnelling up to a meter in the sand. This is why in captivity it can be kept using soil as a suitable substrate to hold the humidity.
Although one of the largest species of scorpion in the world, the venom of an Imperial Scorpion is no more powerful than that of a bee. hese scorpions glow under ultraviolet light, very cool!
This particular species hails from the arid scrublands of Americas west. Desert Hairy Scorpions are able to burrow into the ground to avoid temperatures of over 40°C, rarely venturing out until dusk. The sting of this species can be extremely painful, however it is not potent enough to be of medical significance.
This is one of the most poisonous spiders in the world, with venom 15 time more potent that a Rattle snake! A bite form this little lady is rarely fatal these days but that doesn't mean that we handle them!