Pros - Packing, communication, specimens appeared healthy and lively (the minax female hates me- which is a good sign), price was superb!!!
Cons - The A. avicularia female appeared dehydrated, her abdomen was shriveled but soft and flimsy...definitely a concern.
I purchased a tarantula lot from Zachary and I am very pleased with my transaction. They were packed very well and all were alive & well except for the A. avic female (which I'm unsure what caused her condition because she was packed very well). She is alive but appears to be in poor condition and semi-lethargic. Abdomen is very soft, appears shriveled and is very flimsy. Other than that, the tarantulas are healthy, packing was off the chain, communication at a constant and I couldn't beat a wonderful deal with such a great price! I also received a couple of freebies (scorplings) and they are beautiful! I definitely look forward to purchasing from Zachary again! I highly recommend him!
Pros - met in person to save on shipping
good variety in his personal collection
great pricing and extra surprise
He's a very nice guy who needs to downsize for now. He answered queries in good time for someone who has a job. The prices were generally really good, and he made time to meet me in person rather than shipping. The critters came in their enclosures, which is convenient but a bit risky.