In this section we have Inverts that do not fit into another category. These mainly include strange creatures such as the Velvet Worms, Giant Land Snails and Hermit Crabs.
African Land SnailsAchatina sp.
Extremely easy to care for and not expensive to maintain. Young children love these huge snails, which are great as a first exotic pet. They don't mind being handled, don't bite or harm you in anyway. But you do get a bit of slime on your hands.
Brown Trapdoor SpiderUnknown sp.
A brown Trapdoor spider from Tanzania. Be warned they are fast and aggressive like all Trapdoor spiders and they are not really suitable for beginners.
Orange Legged Trapdoor SpiderGordyrella sp.
This Trapdoor spider has bright orange coloured legs. Be warned they are fast and aggressive like all Trapdoor spiders and they are not really suitable for beginners.
Red Trapdoor SpiderCtenolophus sp.
These are a stunning red Trapdoor spider from Tanzania, they are said to have a very strong venom. Be warned they are fast and aggressive like all Trapdoor spiders and they are not really suitable for beginners.
Silver Trapdoor SpiderCyphonisia sp.
This Trapdoor spider is from the forest areas of Tanzania, they have a brushed silver appearance. Be warned they are fast and aggressive like all Trapdoor spiders and they are not really suitable for beginners.
African Armoured CricketAcanthoplus discoidalis
The African Armoured Cricket is a large 5cm bodied cricket with small sharp spikes on the thorax and legs. They are capable of squirting blood if under attack.
African Velvet SlugsUnknown species
Easy and cheap to care for, the African Velvet Slug is a strange but nice species to own. Feeding on a range of fruit and veg, makes them easy on the pocket. They are not dangerous in anyway and can be handled gently.
Assassin BugPlatymeris biguttatus and rhadamanthus
The Assassin Bug comes from parts of Africa. Although very popular in the hobby, they has a painful sting, like that of a hornet or scorpion sting. They can also spit digestive enzymes when they feel threatened.
Black Trapdoor SpiderGordyrella sp.
These Trapdoors have a shiny black appearance especially on the carapace and legs. Be warned they are fast and aggressive like all Trapdoor spiders and they are not really suitable for beginners.
Camel SpiderGaleodes granti
Experience with Tarantulas and Scorpions is recommended when considering keeping Camel Spiders.
Chile Bronze Tiger Rump SpiderAcanthogonatus francki
These look like Tarantulas, however they are actually from the family group Nemesiidae.
Chile Golden Tiger SpiderAcanthogonatus pissii
Chile Zebra SpiderAcanthogonatus vilches
Chinese Oak SilkmothAntheraea pernyi
The Chinese Oak Silkmoth looks stunning as caterpillars with their bright lime green colour and little tuffs of hair along the back. Adults Moths have tan coloured wing which reach a size of 11-15cm.
Egyptian Predator BeetleAnthia sexmaculata
The Egyptian Predator Beetle measures approx. 4cm (1.5 inch) and is black with white patterning over the body. They feed on other insects and like to be kept on sand with rocks to hide under.
Giant Black Camel SpiderGaleodes arabicus
Black in colour, with powerful sharp jaws, this is a Giant Black Camel Spider or Solifugid as they are also known. We are unsure of their adult size but would expect to see them reach sizes of at least 6-8cm.
Giant Tiger Land SnailAchatina achatina
If you thought the common East African Land Snail was big, you've not seen anything yet! This Snail is the biggest you can own reaching a shell size of 10"!
Giant Underwater BugLethocerus africanus
These African Giant Underwater Bugs can reach an adult size of 10cm (4 inches). They have an extremely painful bite as they inject anaesthetic saliva into their prey.
Giant VinegaroonMastigoproctus giganteus
The Giant Vinegaroon is a calm and docile species, although to look at one you would not guess. They are a fascinating arachnid, a must for anyones collection.
Golden Apple SnailPomacea bridgesii
Golden Apple Snails are ideal for aquatic set ups. This species will feed on dead plants and fish food, ideal if you keep turtle or aquatic amphibians, these will help keep your aquarium clean.
Horse Head GrasshopperPsuedoproscopia latirostris
A very unusual but rather cool looking insect! These grasshoppers can be treated very similar to a lot of stick insect species, and fed on a bramble based diet along with a daily spray of water.
Pancake SlugVeronicella sloanei
The Pancake Slug grows to 12cm in length and can be found in Barbados, Florida and Jamaica.
Tail Less Whip ScorpionDamon cf. variegatus
These have to be one of the strangest scorpions there are out there! They look like a cross between a spider, scorpion and crab. These nocturnal creatures are very exciting to own and watch.
Velvet WormsPeripatus species
Velvet Worms are strange but fascinating little creatures. Feeding on live insects, they suck out the soft tissue while their victim is still alive. Rarely seen or owned, these are a must for any collector!
Wellington Tree WetaHemideina crassidens
Wetas are nocturnal insects that feed on foliage of trees, plants and grass. They can be found living in old tree trunks, rotting wood or under bark. They can reach an impressive size of up to 5cm.