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Ken The Bug Guy

Average User Rating:
4.8000001907349/5,
Arachnoboards Username:
kenthebugguy
Website:
http://www.kenthebugguy.com
Previous Review/Report Link:
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/kenthebugguy-www-kenthebugguy-com.130025/
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  1. Mikeyspikeyz

    Mikeyspikeyz Arachnopeon

    5
    2
    3
    Ohio
    Mikeyspikeyz
    5/5,
    "Great Dealer"
    Purchase Date:
    May 22, 2019
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    I have ordered from Ken multiple times, Both times he has communicated with me for delivery and the Ts have all arrived in excellent condition. Thank you so much!
  2. theDHill

    theDHill Arachnopeon

    theDHill
    5/5,
    "A. chalcodes male from Ken the Bug Guy"
    Purchase Date:
    Oct 6, 2018
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Tarantula arrived quickly and showed no signs of stress
    Cons - NONE!!!!!
    I purchased a male Arizona blonde to (hopefully) pair up with my female next season before the winter stasis. I could not be happier with this purchase! The male arrived safely showing 0 signs of stress or trauma and was ready to eat less than 48 hours after arrival. He's not mature enough to breed this season, but that is fine with me because I have more time to spend with this pleasantly dispositioned T. Thank you again Ken, I can tell that you take good care of your Ts and pride yourself in them.

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  3. kinglaz85
    5/5,
    "Awesome Dealer!!"
    Purchase Date:
    Jun 2, 2017
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Awesome Packing
    Good communication
    Fast reliable service
    Cons - None
    took advantage of Ken's Memorial Day sale and picked up 4 Aphonopelma
    gabeli slings and a Heterometrus spinifer scorpion. All came in great shape. Thanks again Ken!!!
  4. Moonohol

    Moonohol Two Legged Freak

    Moonohol
    5/5,
    "Flawless Transaction"
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 25, 2017
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Response time was incredibly fast, ordered on 4/25 and received my Ts on 4/27. Ts were packed well and seemed healthy upon unpacking.
    Cons - None
    Very smooth transaction. Ken arranged for my package to be picked up at my local FedEx just like I requested. Both Ts were actually larger than the size listed on his website, but I'm not complaining! Will definitely be ordering from Ken again in the future.
  5. Rachel C

    Rachel C Arachnopeon

    Rachel C
    5/5,
    "Great Dude"
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 19, 2017
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Communication
    Pricing
    Ease of service
    Bought a female A. chalcodes from ken and asked her to be shipped on a certain day which ken did with no problem. He was super easy to communicate with and really worked with me. She came packed beautifully and was super active when she arrived. SHES BEAUTIFUL
  6. Madmomgamer

    Madmomgamer Arachnopeon

    14
    40
    18
    Idaho
    Madmomgamer
    5/5,
    "Ken is Amazing"
    Purchase Date:
    Apr 7, 2017
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Got a lovely little Lady from Ken the Bug Guy by the name of A. Chalcodes. Ordered her Friday and watched with anticipation as she was shipped out Monday evening and got here about 2:41 PM. She was as big as I was expecting her to be drank right away and is now sitting on a leaf. I would recommend Ken to everyone I know (who's interested in owning a T, Scorp, etc). I will be buying from him again in the future!

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  7. Grimmdreadly
    5/5,
    "Amazing dealer"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 2, 2017
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - My items were shipped quickly and packaged very well. All inverts arrived happy and healthy. They kept in contact from purchase to reception.
    Cons - The only constant is that I don't live in Arizona so I can't physically go to the shop twice a month.
    I ordered a few inverts from Ken the bug guy. 1 Hogna sp. Tuscon, 2S.Polymorpha, 2T.Gigas, 2V.Confusus, and one striped tailed scorpion, which the Latin name escapes me currently. My order was shipped promptly and arrived with a heat pack and securely immobile. All inverts got to me healthy, at the size I was told they'd be. They're all currently snug in their enclosures and as happy as inverts can be.
  8. loversnsinners

    loversnsinners Arachnopeon

    loversnsinners
    5/5,
    "A Great Seller!!"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 16, 2017
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - He takes great care in shipping and sells for good prices.
    Cons - None
    This is my 2nd FB Auction I have won from him. This recent purchase was for 2 oligoxystre Caatinga, which was a very interesting species for him to sell due to them being not common at all in tarantula keeping (based off the lack of info about them that i have found). After bidding and winning, he sends a fb message with a copy of the auction details and info clearly explaining what to do next. When paying through Paypal, the only problem I had is the email I got stated the seller's name is way different than being Ken the Bug Guy. But after rechecking my sent payment info, I figured it was sent correctly.
    Most responses I receive back from him are done at night, so for those who need a response I would advise to wait until the next before trying to contact again. My 2 purchases have been shipped a few days later (which i think is due to clearing payment and/or being the weekend).
    Once they arrive(which you MUST be home for or else) the package is nicely taped standard shipping boy with proper warnings for anyone who handles the package. When opening the box, the sides, top, and bottom have been covered with styrofoam slabs. Lifting the top slab and you are greeted by newspaper and slowly removing the newspaper you are greeted by what you've ordered on top of more newspaper. So I've purchased slings and i don't know if other "pets" are packed differently but I will explain how mine are packaged. Mine come in individual vials which are just big enough to hold the tarantula and tissue. The tissue is like very thick soft kleenex and is rolled up to cradle this little baby so well that i don't think it would feel any disturbance from the shipping process. There is room for it to move around but not by much so that it won't get hurt. The appropriate lid is secured on there with some masking tape with the species name written on it. The holes bring in sufficient air and when you take off the lid, there is a round cut up small tissue that needs to be removed to see your little buddy. When removing the tarantula, i take my tweezers and softly pull on the tissue. It's tight in there so you must be very careful. Mine showed up hungry or testy lol, so i fed them in their vial so they were busy eating and less busy attacking my tweezers. Once i have the wound up tissue out, i slowly unravel it in their new enclosure and lightly scoot them along. They usually get off the tissue fairly quickly. 20170321_110640.jpg 20170321_110842.jpg 20170321_114915.jpg
  9. Spidermolt

    Spidermolt Arachnoknight

    Spidermolt
    5/5,
    "Great Purchase!"
    Purchase Date:
    Mar 6, 2017
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    5/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    5/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Healthy Ts, fast service, good prices
    Cons - Few of the Species were out of stock
    We bought five Ts about a week ago but unfortunately three of them were out of stock. Communication was great (A few problems at first on our part) and he offered other great species for replacement which we gladly took. The three species we ended up getting were C. sp hati hati, H. maculata, and C. huahini which all arrived healthy. I'll definitely be buying from him again.
  10. Grasshopper99
    5/5,
    "Pretty Good Overall"
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 1, 2016
    Transaction Type:
    Purchase
    Quality:
    4/5,
    Variety:
    5/5,
    Communication:
    4/5,
    Packaging:
    5/5,
    Price:
    5/5,
    Would you purchase from again?:
    Yes
    Pros - Ken has great variety and price.
    Cons - Bugs i ordered were a bit dehydrated and had really small abdomens. Doesn't take a ton of time answering your emails, but he's probably extremely busy so I can understand that.
    I know Ken is very experienced, and I am very satisfied with my order. His L. hesperus are only $5.00, which is really cheap compared to some sellers (although I understand where he is they must be everywhere). There are also many spiders of interest that I can't seem to find anywhere else, so his website stands out! My only concern is that many of the true spiders I ordered (5/8) had extremely thin abdomens, and one was even doing the "death curl limp." Luckily after some water and a meal they were fine, and Ken did include an extra spider so I really can't complain at all. It's possible they were all field collected soon before shipping out. Overall great dealer! :)