For one of my new additions, I wasn’t 100% sure which species I wanted, so I gave him some “wish list” parameters, and he suggested the X. intermedia. I thought I was looking for a unicorn, but this T checked every one of my boxes, and he had small juveniles available.
I also picked up a larger juvie T. albo, and a B. horrida sling. Everyone is settled in and doing wonderfully. My T. albo is out and about all the time and has a great feeding response - it’s extremely chill until it sees that dubia in its enclosure. The B. horrida is doing normal sling things down under its cork hide. As he expected, my X.intermedia is molting as I type this.
I really appreciate all Joe’s knowledge, and I’m sure I’ll be seeing him again soon. I don’t see a reason why I’ll ever buy my Ts from anyone else again. Thanks, Joe!
Great pick up today of 2 P everetti and 3 P victori
Would you purchase from again?
Great wide selection of hard to find tarantulas
Very nice selection of some hard to find tarantulas. Joe Was very flexible with me running late to the pick up and all the tarantulas ate the first night! seems like a nice healthy group to add to the collection.
I purchased 3 dwarf slings from Mr. Rossi on Friday. As usual, Mr. Rossi was great with communication and had the order in the mail yesterday. They arrived in great, lively shape and for slings, were generously sized! I definitely look forward with doing more business with him, and would gladly recommend him any day.
tarantulas were "large" for slings, very healthy looking
convenient meeting location
This is my second purchase from Joe. I contacted him about a couple of other tarantulas I wanted to acquire. Joe set up a convenient time to meet and like last time was there on time. In fact I was a few minutes late due to traffic. The "slings" were large and very healthy. After arriving I had already been contemplating another purchase that I had been on the fence about. After discussing care issues about the additional tarantula I decided I was going to eventually move forward and purchase the tarantula. Joe actually ran and retrieved the other Tarantula to save me another trip a week later. I am relatively "new" to the hobby and have bought from multiple vendors, mostly online. I have have mostly good experiences with everyone but Joe has been the most patient and informative. As far as "slings" his have been largest and most robust. I wouldn't hesitate purchasing from him in the future when I decide to expand my collection. Highly recommended and I am glad he is somewhat local.
Joe is great. I contacted later in the evening and not only did he respond right away but he answered all of my questions, too.
I wouldn't expect this every day of the week but he was able to ship the very next day, and he updated me with shipping info as soon as he had it.
The Ts were shipped with care, he added a heat pad which is a nice touch considering the colder than usual weather we are seeing in my area despite the time of year. I will definitely be purchasing from Joe again and I genuinely look forward to doing business with him again.
I met up with Joe over the weekend to purchase 2 Ts, and had an excellent experience. He has a huge variety to choose from, including some I’d been having a hard time finding anywhere else. The spiders I received look great & well cared for. What a huge bonus that he’s local!
He’s a nice guy and communication was excellent throughout the whole process. He even threw in a third T for free!
I will absolutely go back to Joe when I’m ready for a few more.
Here are pics of their new homes - everyone is settling in nicely! My G. Pulchra ate like a piglet and has now tunneled in and closed up the entrance to their hide.
Once again stellar experience. Answered any and all questions, kept in contact throughout the entire transaction including the tracking number and confirmation the package reached its destination...literally did not need to set my alarm clock, Joe provides the wake up text to scoot over to the FedEx shipping center to get your T’s.
Communication was almost immediate from posting interest in purchasing one of the spiders being offerred.
Prices were definitely reasonable
Accommodated meeting me on the same day at 9pm
Brought a couple of the same species when able to give options and allow me to pick the one I preferred.
He had one spider that I literally spent all day trying to find and nobody currently had available. I was concerned about losing it so I was eager to pick it up as soon as possible and he accommodated meeting me somewhat late in the evening. The Tarantulas I purchased were healthy and well taken care of.
I cannot say enough about the level of communication either. He responded almost immediately to my requests, followed up right away allowing me the option to pick up right away.
Husbandry seems to be excellent. He meticulously made sure every spider was active and alert even though I trusted that they were. Also very knowledgeable about the hobby and since one of the spiders I was purchasing was a sling of a small dwarf species he made sure that I understood how small these little guys are instead of just selling the animal without concern to if I knew exactly what I was getting into. I had done my homework but it's nice to see people concerned about making sure a potential new owner understands what they are getting into with something that is going to be a bit of a challenge to raise.
He even cut me a good deal and tossed in a curly hair. Not a .5" curly hair but a nicely started one that was a couple of inches. I wouldn't hesitate for even a moment to buy from him again and would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for good quality animals. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him again in the future and I can't recommend him enough.
Buying from Joe was a great experience. Nice guy who really loves his Ts. He was totally transparent, easy to deal with and made my buying experience easy. I will definitely be purchasing more Ts from him in the future.
I’m a repeat customer, and Joe is definitely a knowledgeable resource and really accessible if you have any questions. He doesn’t make you feel like a jerk for not knowing something, which I’m sure would be comforting for people new to the hobby who might need a little more guidance from someone experienced. I’d recommend him to anyone who wants quality, consistency, & kindness. He’s a pro. (And he has rare goodies so I’m always gonna check his list when I’m looking for something special)
I am new to the hobby and very happy I found Joe on Arachnoboards. He was very friendly and easy to place an order with and the meet up was real smooth. Very happy with what I recieved and will be most likely buying from Joe again. His selection is really nice and it was hard to chose from but I got 6 new spideys and now know where to go. Even threw in a freebie which I appreciate. Thank you Joe!
Really cool guy. I'm so pumped up rn I just got my P.victori +more off Joerossi! He's got a big list/variety to choose from and he even threw in an awesome freebie. Try him out bro! No bull.. We were able to meet up no hassle and the 40 bucks for a full tank was better than the 60-70 bucks I would of had to pay for shipping! All in all holler at Joe for what u need I'm sure he's got u covered. I'll most definitely be going through him again in the future! Thanks Joe!
This is the fifth time I've met up locally with Joe to make a tarantula purchase; as always, he's professional and offers excellent service and advice. He has my highest endorsement and I'm sure to make more purchases from him in the future.