Welcome to Michael Jacobi's SPIDERSHOPPE


Due to travel and Chicago winter temperatures, I am not offering livestock through the website at this time. Schwag such as stickers and books may still be ordered. The sale of captive bred tarantulas via this shopping cart will resume March 2015 to coincide with ArachonoGathering 2015 & NARBC, but my retail sales are mostly limited to the NARBC TINLEY SHOW in March and October and exclusive periodic offers.

GREETING: Thank you for visiting. I have more than 35 years of experience and am happy to share it with you. You can also keep up with the latest Michael Jacobi's SPIDERSHOPPE news by liking and following my Facebook page.These days much of my work is educational, with writing, photography & travel my primary focuses, but I continue to breed tarantulas and offer surplus both via retail and wholesale sales. I also sell copies of my book and have a limited supply of T-shirts, stickers and supplies available. My mailing list is the best way to get special offers of livestock and full inventory lists. My website only offers some books and schwag as I spend much time away from home and am often unable to ship my live inventory. I make periodic special offers at special prices privately to mailing list members. Make sure you click the SUBSCRIBE link above and validate your mailing list membership.

TARANTULA CARE: For care information I recommend my book, Tarantulas (Animal Planet Pet Care Library). Inscribed copies are available here for $15 including postage (US) . To order please click here (it cannot be shipped with live spiders). It is also available via pet stores and booksellers, and sells a Kindle edition. My 95-minute instructional film Tarantulas in the Terrarium is now available free of charge on my YouTube channel. For a wealth of accurate and FREE information, please also read my infPo pages and care sheets at the site. To download a comprehensive PDF directory to free online resources authored by me click here.

Thanks for visiting this site. I encourage you to support The American Tarantula Society & The British Tarantula Society and follow my activities via social media. Please visit my photography galleries at SmugMug. I also post images to Instagram and occasionally post tarantula photographs and related content on the SPIDERSHOPPE Facebook page and arachnid/reptile/amphibian and other wildlife images and content on the Exotic Fauna Facebook page.

All the best, Michael