Mini-Beast Metropolis is home to a fantastic range of spiders, including the Goliath birdeater, one of the worlds largest spiders, all behind the safety of glass. It also houses not one but two Amazing Leafcutter Ant Colonies
Mexican Red Knee Tarantula
Country of origin Mexico. 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.
Country of origin South America. 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. Not currently on display.
Salmon Pink Bird Eater
Country of origin Brazil. The Salmon Pink Bird eater is the third largest species of spider in the world.
Brazillian White Knee
Country of origin Brazil. While the Brazilian White Knee tarantula is extremely beautiful, it is also one of the more aggressive species and will readily bite without warning.
Country of origin India. 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. Not currently on display.
Brazillian Fire Leg
Country of origin South America. 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.
Originates from the 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. Not currently on display.
African Imperial Scorpion
Country of origin Africa. 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. These scorpions glow under ultraviolet light, very cool! We currently do not have a Imperial Scorpian on display.
Country of origin USA. 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. Not currently on display
Black widow spider
This is one of the most poisonous spiders in the world, with venom 15 time more potent that a Rattle snake! A bite from this little lady is rarely fatal these days but that doesn't mean that we handle them! Not currently on display.
Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
Included in our collection is a Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion, which comes from the deserts of the United States and Mexico. Its size allows it to prey on other scorpions, lizards and snakes. Not currently on display.
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