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BugsInCyberspace.com

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Bugs In Cyberspace
Website
http://shop.bugsincyberspace.com
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Dealer details

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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Absolutely Brilliant!
Purchase Date
February 29, 2024
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 variety of inverts
  • Professional service
  • Unbeatable prices
  • Practical shipping options
  • Excellent care for animals
Mr. Clausen has created a brilliant company for bug enthusiasts throughout the US. His reputation over the years has been getting better and better, so when I saw an imperfect M. tohono for sale on his site, I thought I would try Bugs in Cyberspace for the first time.
My M. tohono arrived in perfect quality and was very active and healthy. The shipping, a major concern of mine, worked exactly as described. Additionally, the packaging for the specimen was appropriate and included a heat pack to keep my pet healthy and happy. Mr. Clausen was kind enough to correctly edit my order one day before it shipped, too.
Honestly, after this experience, I wish I had tried Bugs in Cyberspace sooner. I will continue to order from it as its variety of invertebrates expands. Mr. Clausen is the man for invertebrate care, and his company simply can't be beat!

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Great buying experience, horrible spooder experience!
Purchase Date
9/27/22
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
1.00 star(s)
Variety
4.00 star(s)
Communication
2.00 star(s)
Packaging
2.00 star(s)
Price
1.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
No
Pros
  • Great communication before/during purchase
Cons
  • No live animal labeling on package
  • Absolutely zero communication after purchase was sent out
  • Knowingly sold us an elderly spider at full price
  • Show cases his great communication and follow up after purchase on his social media
My girlfriend and I had no reservations making a purchase from bugs in cyberspace ( Peter ) due to the many recommendations from several YouTubers. His communication was great at first. He answered questions and was sure to only send the spiders we were purchasing when weather would permit. We purchased 2 adult regal jumpers ( granted he does have a disclaimer saying there is no way to tell how long the mature spiders will live as they are not captive bread)and they were promptly shipped out to us. At this point we thought we were getting the great experience we were expecting.

As we arrived to the fed ex store in the morning we were very excited to receive our new pets. When we told the clerk our name for our package she quickly went to retrieve it, and no fault to them, as the box was unlabeled for live animals, spun the box in her fingers and was less than gentle putting the box on the counter. Both my girlfriend and I winced as it happend. None the less we quickly went home to get them into the new enclosures we had ready. The first spider we moved in was very sluggish but we thought the icepack may have slowed her down a little. although after transfering her into the enclosure we immediately noticed the spider was unable to climb on the walls or any other slightly smooth surface.... We quickly reached back out to Peter in hopes of some guidance and clarification. We are not the most experienced of keepers but this spider was very clearly and elderly adult. We tried out best to accommodate her with everything we could. ( Smaller terrestrial stly enclosure that was previously webbed by another inhabitant, special food( which has been refused profusely, and hydration, although within 3 weeks of receiving the spider and monitoring her multiple times a day she has started to deflate and we woke up this morning to one of her legs falling off.

We have yet to hear back from Peter. And to be fair, we are human and we drop the ball on communication sometimes. What I am uspet about is the lack of communication that one of the spiders we were receiving was elderly.
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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.

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Location
Sherwood, OR

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