Exhibitors for 2017




We  currently have  65 Exhibitors with over 1146 ft of trading space. Lots of new exhibitors this year!

Joel Andreiser

Captive bred spiders

Ruby Adams


Amazing Reptiles

The guys from Amazing Reptiles are just that. Amazing. Great gifts

Dave Arnold (IHS) Nottingham

The IHS are as always welcome at the BTS Exhibition. Many of us started our careers in the hobby as members of this fine organisation


Bringing with them a superb array of phasmids, stick insects and assorted bugs our French friends are a welcome addition to the exhibition

Bach Ma Breeding

Captive bred spiders and insecst

Josef Bodor

Captive bred spiders

Samantha Borret

Everthing you need for the pefect set up. Decor

Karen Baker (Exotic Pets)

Karen and her team always impress us with their magnificent collection

Bonita Marisposa

Tony (aka.The Carnage Cockroach!) joins us for a second year as an exhibitor to the show. His stand just gets better. Hand made personal jewelry with a twist. T-Shirts etc

British Arachnological Society

The BAS are most welcome at the BTS Exhibition. Many of our young members now hold council places with this academic society

British Tarantula Society

Your hosts for the 32nd Exhibition. The oldest and biggest tarantula society. Come and say hi and join us and become a member of the best tarantula society in the World


Insects, spiders and all things creepy crawlie. Martin will no doubt have a great selection

Juhos Csaba


Paul Carpenter

Spider and bug expert with many years experience and an ex BTS Committee member. Paul has been a great friend of the club for many years

Graeme Cook

Live inverts and plants

Cornish Crispa

Matt Ford brings with him everything you could possibly need to get started in the hobby. From tanks to heat mats, substrate to foliage Matt has it all.

Custom Aquaria

Matt and his team of lovely girls are always a welcome site at the show. The only trader to appear at every show for 32 years. Glass tanks par excellence. If you don’t own a Custom Aquaria tank you cant call yourself a spider enthusiast.

Dark Space Exotics

Captive bred spiders and inverts

Warren Davies

Warren has a wealth of experience and this is his second time as a dealer at the exhibition. We wish him well.

DD Reptiles

Third year for DD Reptiles. Captive bred spiders

Exo Factory

Polish exhibitors first time at the event. Spiders

Timm Evertebrata

Vogelspinnen-Interessensgemeinschaft Stuttgart/Ludwigsburg e.V. We are proud to welcome the German tarantula Society on board this year and look forward to working closely with them in the future

Ray Gabriel

A man who needs no introduction. One of the Worlds leading taxonomist and a frequent visitor to the wilds of Central America

Maria Gombasne (Macilacispiders)

Our great friends from Hungary. Perhaps the biggest breeders in Europe at the moment with too many spiders to possibly count

Martin Goss

Martin and Stephen always surprise us with their stock even after so many years

Peter Grabowitz

Peter joins us from Germany and he is as always welcome

Tel Hicks

Tel is a superb artist and is a legend both in the reptile and spider world. Prints, T Shirts and caps. His artwork is second to none

Hits Tarantulas

First time at the event and they are most welcome

Olaf Hopp

A huge selection of spiders from Germany

Rob Hutton

An old friend of the BTS and a well respected captive breeder for many years


The Invicta Archnid Club hosts the SEAS show in January and we have always had very close ties with them. Welcome back guys. Congratulations on a brilliant show this year

The Spider Courage Experience:

Highly successful arachnophobia workshops run  by Britain Kitten and Harley Street psychologist Adam Cox.

Curtis Lakin

Phasmids galore from Curtis with advice and knowledge

LB Carving

A welcome return to the BTS Exhibition this year. Unique wood carvings with a chainsaw. This stuff is amazing and will shock you. What else is there to say!

Damian Marciniak

A specialist in Asian theraphosids


Garry and Beverly return with their captive bred spiders. Old friends who are welcome back


Janice and Graham have been supporters of the BTS for many years. You are always guaranteed a warm welcome and a good deal form Metamorphosis

Steve Metcalf

An old friend of the BTS with a fine array of captive bred spiders

Sonja Netopil

What do you have if you travel half way across Europe with a rucksack and a smile? Our German friend, Sonja Netopil of course

Clayton Patilla

Captive bred spiders

Jaroslaw Palasz

We met these guys a couple of years ago in Hungary and they join us for the second year. The BTS welcomes their Polish friends

Phasmid Study Group

A great chance to learn more about theses fascinating creatures.

Francois Primo and Christophe Marec

Captive bred spiders from France

Portsmouth Tarantulas

Spiders galore

Gavin Ridley

Spiders, inverts, live food and equipment


Everything you need to create that perfect set up


If you missed Marianna and the cutest spiders in the World last year then make a bee line to her stand this year for her collectables furry spiders and bats. Unmissable!

Stratford Butterfly Farm

Buterflies and bugs. What more could you want?

Jakub Skowronek

Jakub is an awesome guy and his knowledge is superb. Polish spiders that will blow your mind

Andrew Smith

Retired ex –chairman of the BTS and one of the founding fathers of our hobby. His new DVD “1640, The First Tarantula” Is being launched at the exhibition. I’ve seen it and its great. If you are interested in where it all began then this is for you as it comes with free DVD of the history of the BTS. We have come along way since the 1st Exhibition held in garage!

Helen Stuart

Stunning stick insects, mantids, beetles and moths

The Spider Shop

Lee needs no introduction. His support for the show is unwaivering. He has the biggest selection of spiders I have ever seen

Tony Stevens

Tony is a superb photographer and his close up macro work will leave you speechless

Paul Travers

Captive bred spiders

Jean M Verdez (France)

The legend that is JM Verdez. Few people can boast this guys experience. He is one of the most respected people in the hobby and a damn nice guy

Benoit Menoit (France)

The second year for Benoit. Captive bred spiders and always happy to chat.

Thomas Vinmann (Germany)

Always an amazing array of spiders from our old friend.



More to follow. Watch this space


Ray Hale