Celestus

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Celestus

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Overall rating
4.67 star(s) 12 ratings
Quality
4.58 star(s)
Variety
4.58 star(s)
Communication
4.92 star(s)
Packaging
4.58 star(s)
Price
4.83 star(s)
Disappointing Experience
Purchase Date
04/02/2021
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
1.00 star(s)
Variety
3.00 star(s)
Communication
5.00 star(s)
Packaging
3.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
No
Pros
  • Lower Cost animals
  • Cheaper shipping options
  • Good communication
Cons
  • Poor quality animals
I don't really know what to think. I ordered 2x Androctonus australis on 2-day shipping. They shipped on Monday and I received them Tuesday morning, which is considerably quick for 2-day. Both scorpions came in extremely lethargic and looked like they were on the brink of death. They both died within an hour of arrival. I notified the seller and included videos, to which they replied that something must've happened during shipping, which I agreed with as it is always a risk. They couldn't refund me the animal because LAG wasn't covered under 2-day shipping (understandable) but they were willing to ship out a replacement free of charge, which I was impressed by. The next day when I received it however; this scorpion was in the same condition as the other two and died that same night.

I will include a picture and a video of the scorpions to show how they were on arrival. I contacted a local invert breeder in my area and showed him images of the scorpions, and he commented that it looked like the (replacement) scorpion had mycosis based on the white blotches on its tail. I cannot confirm this to be true so I am not holding that to the seller; I just thought it was something to include, a more informed individual can make that observation with the attached picture on this post.

Overall, the seller had great communication the entire time, and went out on a limb for me initially with the replacement they didn't have to give but did anyways. But I do not think that it is a coincidence all 3 died under the same circumstances when I've been receiving other orders with completely healthy animals. All I can say is be careful who you purchase from. Here is the initial video I sent the seller when the two scorpions came in, with details censored for privacy: https://streamable.com/11hvuz Below is also a photo of the third one (replacement) shortly before death, that someone claimed had mycosis (again, I can't confirm this so it may not be true)
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Celestus
Celestus
You decided to cut costs by choosing a cheaper shipping option instead of one with LAG/HAG; I have no liability here. My terms of service are very clear, I owed you nothing, but was still nice enough to make an exception. Next time, do the right thing instead of putting the blame on the seller.

All three scorpions were very healthy when they were in my care. Also, that is not mycosis.
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