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Purchase Date
March/20/2020
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 packaging
  • Live guarantee
  • Awesome selection
  • Extremely helpful and responsive communication
First of all, Amanda is very kind and helpful in my first ever tarantula purchase. My questions were answered in a timely manner. When I got my slings, a B. Boehmei didn't survive the transport. I quickly sent an email and a reply was sent back right away!! She told me that I would get a replacement, but I told her that I would get it instead on my next order. So after 3 months I ordered a bigger shipment, all of them survived and are now thriving well. I also requested to get a 3" female C. Cyaneopubescens and they surely delivered!! I am extremely satisfied with my 2 orders. I can assure you, that Tarantula Canada is a trustworthy company who truly cares about their animals.

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Purchase Date
4/1/20
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
  • Superb communication
  • Professional packaging
  • Excellent prices
  • Ts in very good shape
Cons
  • None
Excellent communication, packaging, prices and quality of Ts! John's response time was also very fast! Would not hesitate to buy from him again!
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Purchase Date
04/04/20
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
  • Communication
  • Availability
  • Prices
  • Selection
I ordered this tarantula late Saturday night and it arrived to my place on Thursday (there was a shipping delay,which was not sellers fault at all,just the state of package transit currently) the Female Hapalopus sp Colombia (sm) was just fine and definitely bigger than she was sold at. Also came with some appropriately sized dubia feeders. She was packed well in a cup with foam around the cups to keep them from moving A+.
Would definitely purchase here again.
Purchase Date
4/4/20
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
  • Packed well
  • Freebie
  • Great communication
  • Well priced
Just opened up my order and all the slings were bigger than I was expecting. Packed very well and look healthy. He even threw in a freebie!

Thank you so much!
Purchase Date
March 31 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 person to work with. .
  • Great customer service
  • He answered all my questions and any concerns.
  • Made the whole transactions very easy and flawless
Cons
  • Not enough people like him.
Joe is an awesome person and business man. I love is kindness and straight forwardness. I am always looking for the best tarantulas on the market and he is the only person I trust to find those tarantulas for me because he knows quality and tarantulas. Love him and there isn't enough words to describe his kindness and professionalism. I will always do business with him for as long as I can or until he gets tired of me.. lol I highly, highly, highly recommended him if you want the best tarantulas, customer service and quality. Thank you so much!!
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Purchase Date
04/04/2020
Transaction Type
Purchase
Quality
5.00 star(s)
Variety
4.00 star(s)
Communication
5.00 star(s)
Packaging
5.00 star(s)
Price
5.00 star(s)
Would you purchase from again?
Yes
Pros
  • Really friendly and quick! Slings came using usps 2-day and were very healthy
Cons
  • NONE!
Ordered two slings for the first time on this site. So happy i came across someone very reputable.
A+ to this seller!
Anyone who is sceptical like me should use this guy!!!!
Thanks again!
Purchase Date
April 1, 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
  • Good Communication
  • Good Seller
  • High Quality animals
  • Live Arrival Guaranteed
He was an awesome seller. Quick to respond and always updates you about your order. I definitely recommend this seller this was my first purchase and it went well. Thank you. I'll buy some more tarantulas again from this seller.
Purchase Date
3/30/20
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
Fast & accurate communication, shipped on time & T’s are in great condition. Happy to recommend!
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Purchase Date
4/1/2020
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
  • Communication
  • Stock availability (cool stuff!)
  • Packaging care
This is the second time I have ordered from Joe. I was looking for a specific species and he had it, and of course, more animals that I didn't know I wanted but had to have. LOL!

He had the box out to me the same day. FedEx had a glitch in the matrix and the spiders spent the night in Indianapolis. All was well though - Joe is a phenomenal packer and the A. geniculata, B. cabocla, E. olivacea, and a trio of M. balfouri arrived alive and spunky.

Joe keeps track of the shipment and communicates all the way through. Very professional, very friendly.
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Purchase Date
4/2/2020
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
  • Patient
  • Great Knowledge of the tarantulas
Cons
  • None
Joe drove all the way down north and always updated me when he is about to arrive. I overslept and was willing to wait about 20 minutes for me. Healthy Ts, Knows when they last molted, would 10/10 order again in the future
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Purchase Date
March 20th
Transaction Type
Trade
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 packaging, Many freebies, Awesome communication
Completed a trade with NYAN for 10 of his Macroctenus kingsleyi spliderlings, and everything went smoothly! Communication was stellar, and he included many freebies. Packaging was also amazing. I would definitely trade/buy from him again. The variety of what he carries is incredible, and his prices are more than fair! I would recommend him to anyone interested in expanding their collection, especially if they are interested in awesome true spiders.
Purchase Date
03/25/2020
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
  • Fast shipping
  • Healthy specimens
Cons
  • None
Bought some beautiful and healthy isopod specimens. Excellent packaging and great communication. I'll definitely will do business with Acro again. A+
Bite/Sting Date
March 18th, 2020
Pain Level
Moderate pain.
Circumstance
It was evening and I was at home when I felt something drop on my back. I reached my right hand back and felt two stings. Startled, I jerked my hand away, simultaneously brushing/throwing the scorpion off me. My husband caught it with a container and released it outside while I got an ice pack for my hand.
Size
Full-grown, ~2.5”
Damage
Small punctures (no bleeding) in my middle finger and the proximal joint of my index finger
Symptoms
Without the ice back, the pain was especially bad at the base of my index finger. It felt like a point of compression and pain from which a more electric-like pain radiated outward. Fortunately, simply holding an ice pack numbed the pain entirely and prevented any swelling. I stopped holding the ice pack once it was only very uncomfortable and this gradually subsided to a tingling sensation over the course of a few hours. By the next day, I felt perfectly fine, only a minor tingling in the index finger if I moved my fingers a lot and even this was gone before 24 hours had elapsed.
Medical Attention
None
Lingering effects
Only for a time an increased startle response to things crawling on me, lol!
Unpleasant but temporary. I was afraid my right hand was going to swell and be unusable the next day so I grabbed an ice pack immediately. I would do that again if I am stung, as it was quite effective against the pain and I had no swelling.
Purchase Date
03/06/2020
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 packaging
  • Excellent Communication
  • Beautiful specimens
Cons
  • None
Bought a female P. regalis and she arrived well packaged and in great health from what I could see. She is a beautiful tarantula. The whole transaction from my first inquiry on buying the regalis to the receiving of the package went absolutely flawless. Will purchase from again! Thank you!
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Purchase Date
3/26/2020
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 , communicative service . Nice packaging , healthy Ts
Recently purchased two spiderlings from Pinchers and pokies. I was very happy with the packaging and how much effort they put into making sure they were wrapped up safe. the two tiny spiderlings were in individual drams that were padded with paper towels inside a small container, and that container was in a larger box that was also full of padding. My spiderlings were both lively and came out right away.

I was impressed with the specific information on their website regarding shipping. for example, they mentioned that on ship day you likely would receive your email really late in the day because they drop off late so the spiders don't have to sit at FedEx for a long time. they also responded to my questions about how many of certain species were in stock relatively quickly. I feel like the prices were fair.

My shipping price was higher than the estimate chart provided , but they did say it was only an estimate.

I will purchase from them again in the future.
Purchase Date
03/29/200
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 common and rare spiders
  • Awesome communication
  • Quick shipping
  • Great packing
Cons
  • None
Saw Joes ad on classifieds and saw he had some t.blondis for a good price. I contacted him and he responded very quickly. I was dealing with some business for about a week, but when I messaged him again on Sunday he was quick to respond. Got a t.blondi and g.pulchra for a good price and received a tracking number very quickly. The spiders arrived well packaged. Would definitely order from him again. His variety is incredible and has lots of harder to find slings.
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Purchase Date
03/19/2020
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
  • Everything!
Cons
  • Nothing!
Working with Eddie was everything that a tarantula purchase should be. He was so easy to talk to and work with; and he picked me out a healthy tarantula, sending her in great packaging. Eddie is very responsive with messages, and obviously cares about the tarantulas he sells, judging by her healthy and the packaging she came in. Highly recommend this seller and his tarantulas!

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Purchase Date
03/24/2020
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
  • Prompt communication
  • Slings were the size described and very healthy
  • Safe packing
  • Excellent prices and didn't try to add paypal fees
Cons
  • none
This was my first order from this seller but it won't be my last. A true professional, thanks again!
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Purchase Date
3/24/20
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
  • Slings were larger than expected
  • exceptional communication
  • secure packaging
  • great selection
This was my first purchase with Joe, and it went incredibly well. I even asked him to recommend one species out of several in a genus that I have never kept before and he gave me a few options for different reasons. Overall I am very happy with the purchase and the healthy slings I received. I'll definitely be back. Thanks, Joe!

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Purchase Date
3/17/2020
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
  • Very professional lots to choose from at good prices
  • None
I cant reccomend you enough to go visit tarantulaspiders.com for your next tarantula. I purchased an A. geniculata female and they gave me an A. geniculata sling as a freebie for being a veteran :) I received my package one day late because of an issue with FedEx and both of the tarantulas arrived alive and well. They even ate later that day! I had such a good experience purchasing from tarantulaspiders.com, I will be back and so should you!
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