Exhibitors for 2018


This  year we  have 10 new Exhibitors and many old friends

More to follow

Over 70 Traders in all with over 200 tables

If you want it….we have it


“Bringing the Worlds Arachnologists together”



Scott Adams (Exoctic Zoo)


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

Karen Baker (Exotic Pets)

Karen and her team always impress us with their magnificent collection

Blake Marvin

Invert World

Josef Bodor


Bonita Marisposa

Tony (aka.The Carnage Cockroach!) joins us again  His stand just gets better. Hand made personal jewelery with a twist. T-Shirts, pictures 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 33rd  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 crawly. Martin is a long time supporter of the BTS and  will no doubt have a great selection

Cambridge Nutrition (NEW EXHIBITOR FOR 2018)

Specialists in bug food

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

Mike Conabeer 

Mike is an old friend of the BTS and now runs a very successful business called Rattlesnake Canyon in Birmingham. Check it out on Facebook. Welcome back Mike.

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. This year he will also have ant colonies.

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.

Warren Davies

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


Bugs galore from around the World.

Fat Bobs Tarantulas

First time exhibitor from Holland

Chris Farrow

Captive bred spiders and cockroaches

Maurice Finch (NEW EXHIBITOR FOR 2018)

Fresh Arachnids Takeaway 

Spiders galore from New exhibitors

Ray Gabriel

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

Wojiech Gawlik (

Spiders (NEW EXHIBITOR FOR 2018)

Curtis Gissane 

Tarantulas and insects

Maria Gombasne (Macilacispiders)

Our great friends from Hungary. One of 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

Mark Harrison 


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

Melanie Hughes

Olaf Hopp

A huge selection of spiders from Germany (OLAF has unfortunately had to pul out due to personal circumstances)

Invert Obsession


The Invicta Arachnid 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

Danny Jubb

Insect Bush Tucker

Alex Jones (NEW EXHIBITOR FOR 2018)

“Looks That Kill” Spiders and bugs

Krzysztof Juchniewicz (NEW EXHIBITOR FOR 2018)

“Tarantula Room” Captive bred tarantulas and other inverts

Michael Kluczny (NEW EXHIBITOR FOR 2018)

Curtis Lakin

Phasmids galore from Curtis with advice and knowledge

Mantis Empire

Damian Marciniak

A specialist in Asian theraphosids

Hugh McMahon

Welcome back Hugh after a break. Superb jewelery with a spider theme. Get you money ready guys


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

Another 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 third year. The BTS welcomes their Polish friends

Phasmid Study Group

A great chance to learn more about theses fascinating creatures.

Emil Piorun (NEW EXHIBITOR FOR 2018)

Francois Primo and Christophe Marec

Captive bred spiders from France

Portsmouth Tarantulas

Spiders big and small.

Repxotics (NEW EXHIBITOR FOR 2018

Gavin Ridley

Spiders, inverts, live food and equipment


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

Alex Smith

Andrew Smith

Former 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!

Len Smith  (NEW EXHIBITOR FOR 2018)

Len produces great artwork. Make sure you visit his stand with a live display of pyrography

So Many Legs (Andy Ormes) (NEW EXHIBITOR FOR 2018)

David Sugden 

David returns with captive bred spiders. A top breeder with superb knowledge

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 spider work will leave you speechless

The Tarantula Barn

Steve and his team return with hundreds of spidersEW EXHIBITOR FOR 2018)

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.






More to follow. Watch this space


Ray Hale