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BugsInCyberspace.com

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Bugs In Cyberspace
Website
http://shop.bugsincyberspace.com
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http://arachnoboards.com/threads/bugsincyberspace-www-bugsincyberspace-com.107780/

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Address
Peter Clausen
PO BOX 537
Sherwood, OR 97140
Preferred Method of Contact
Via email address listed below
Email Address
peter@bugsincyberspace.com
BugsInCyberspace.com since 1997 represents the highest and most passionate online commitment to sourcing living arthropod specimens for scientists, educators and pet bug hobbyists in the United States. We reflect the same commitment to dead arthropod sales at DeadInsects.net
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Honestly the best
Purchase Date
01/13/2022
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Variety
5.00 star(s)
Communication
5.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
Yes
Pros
  • Excellent health of specimens
  • Rotating selection
  • Good variety of niche inverts
  • Excellent packing
Cons
  • None
This was the first online invert dealer I ever encountered as a young hobbyist and I still very much remember most of the specimens I purchased as a pre to early teen from this website. I took a break from the hobby for a number of years although would often pop back in and check the selection wishing I had time/money for a new pet. Slowly got back into things starting a year or 2 ago and I have to say Peter is still my favorite online invert dealer. I really appreciate the focus on native species and under appreciated inverts that are often ignored in favor of novelty(why pay over $100 for an Asian vinegaroon import when the native species is so similar anyway?). I’ve made countless orders by now and never had a DOA, and the one time I thought I did the specimen came back to life somehow a couple days later(still one of my oddest experiences in the hobby tbh). Peter will very often throw in freebies, and 2 or so months ago sent me an email a while after I purchased some creeping water bugs asking how they were doing as they were a new species for the site. I informed him that they unfortunately refused to eat and died a couple days after receiving them. Without me even asking he sent me 2 new ones which are still alive and even grew a little(I’ve learned that these guys seem to only want to eat fruit flies and nothing else regardless of size). His prices are also consistently cheaper than anywhere else, with some specimens having as huge a difference as $14 on BIC vs $30 elsewhere. His custom substrates are also excellent and I use the oak flake soil supplemented with oak chips for any of my wood eating species. Definitely recommend as my first choice for new invert pets.
Consistently excellent
Purchase Date
June 29, 2021`
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Variety
5.00 star(s)
Communication
5.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
Yes
Pros
  • Good prices
  • excellent service
  • high-quality inverts
Cons
  • limited and inconsistent stock
I recently purchased a desert hairy scorpion (h. arizonensis) and some dubia roaches from Peter. A few years ago I bought 5 blue death feigning beetiles. The beetles are beautiful and still going strong. The scorpion is gorgeous and looks to be in excellent health.

Peter has always been quick to respond to email inquiries and thoughtful in his responses. The dubias were an afterthought and he added them no problem, providing an email link for easy one-click payment.

Shipping was $40, which seems to be standard for live invert shipments, and his prices consistently seem to be the lowest.

I wholeheartedly recommend!
Great experience purchasing from them
Purchase Date
January 15 2020
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Variety
5.00 star(s)
Communication
5.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
Yes
Pros
  • great communication
  • Good selection
  • great packaging
  • Received healthy specimens
Cons
  • Some inventory is only available seasonally and so, often unavailable on the site. But this is nitpicking, great service
I have nothing but positives to say about bugsincyberspace. I've ordered twice from Peter, and each time everything has arrived happy and healthy. I particularly liked that he packed the springtail starter cultures in a vial of moss rather than a deli cup with charcoal. I'm newer to bioactives and the other time I have ordered springtails I received them in a deli cup of charcoal that had been completely shaken in transit and nothing had survived. I know that is the usual shipping method but it makes so much more sense to ship them safely in the moist moss and let the customer add them to a charcoal base. Anyways the spiders I received were also in great shape, and Peter was kind enough to respond quickly and consistently with me in a lengthy email chain about the best options for substrates etc to emulate the trap door spiders habitat. He also has a great selection of mantises and other invertebrates. All in all great experience and will be my go to shop for certain spiders and clean up crews.
Rude
Purchase Date
April 21st, 2020
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
3.00 star(s)
Variety
5.00 star(s)
Communication
1.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Price
3.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
No
Pros
  • Wide Selection of Specimens
Cons
  • Cherry Picks Reviews
  • Will send you demeaning emails if you post poor reviews
  • Unwilling to work with customers
Specimens were packaged amazingly.

I purchased a spider from this website where the picture depicted was female and the description alluded to it being female based on lifespan expectations.
My specimen molted into a mature male just 2 months after I had received the specimen. I contacted the seller in a very calm manner with my concerns (the specimen will only live for another 6 months and was advertised as living "years and years" after recieved.)
The seller refused to work with me in any fashion to provide compensation.

I posted a 2 star review and he sent me a very demeaning email featuring the following phrases:

"lol, I see that bad review you left on my site but of course it is inaccurate and misleading."

"This is common knowledge for anybody who has been in the spider hobby for more than five minutes."

"I understand that you are probably young and have time to burn, but your perspective on the situation is out of touch with the reality of how the hobby works and you don't want to go out there and burn bridges with all the wonderful people in the hobby by posting reviews..."

"It sounds to me like you are getting advice from somebody who is also not in touch with how the hobby works." (I had asked my friend who has been owning tarantulas for 5+ years what I should do)
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Purchase Date
4/27/2020
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Variety
5.00 star(s)
Communication
5.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
Yes
I ordered 8 millipedes from Bugs In Cyberspace. My initial order was on 4/23/2020, and then another order on 4/27/2020 when a species I wanted came back in stock. He was able to combine both orders into one order and ship them both together! His communication was great and he's working so hard to meet the demands of our hobby during these unprecedented times while also supplying quality educational entertainment.

In addition to this, I had even requested a certain color form of one millipede and he was able to deliver (see attached golden form o. ornatus! I wanted one in between the chocolate brown and bright golden that verged on orange so I could name it 'Rust'.) Along with all the others, the o. ornatus I requested came and had even been labeled as 'Rust' to fit in with my other two (Rot + Ruin!)

7 of my 8 millipedes arrived in great health. They're all active and are eating well and adjusting to their tanks. One millipede died shortly after arrival, but we're in communication to see what can be done and I have faith that it will be good for us both. After all, accidents happen and the fact that I lost only 1 and they had to travel from Portland to Nashville during the chaos of shipping during the pandemic is honestly pretty good. Looking forward to doing business with him and getting more millipedes in the future!

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