Paladin Exotics is a great source for all types of arachnids. Murry is very quick to reply and update you on any questions and provide shipping times and tracking numbers. They also have very good prices on everything they stock and a pretty awesome selection. I recently purchased a cyriopagopus vonwirthi, a poecilotheria regalis sling, and a stromatopelma calceatum sling. The shipping was pretty cheap and the packaging was great. All three tarantulas arrived quickly and safely. Would absolutely recommend them and will be purchasing from them again!!
Pros - Fast shipping
freebie B. albopilosum sling!
I inquired about Paladin Exotic's 3" female Heteroscodra maculata offering on the classifieds late Sunday night. Murry was quick to respond and inform me about the spider's status and provided payment info via paypal.
I decided for sure to purchase the H. mac later that night and it was shipped the next morning, arriving 2 days later on Wednesday morning.
Packaging was great, though it was humorous to me it was shipped in a box claiming the animal inside was non-venomous albeit containing one of the most venomous Ts around. However the fact proper care for shipment made blatant on the packaging was a huge plus.
Inside i found the cutest Brachypelma albopilosum sling, provided as a free specimen and snugly attached to the H. mac's container in a small vial. The juvenile H. mac was also snugly surrounded by slightly moist cotton. A lot calmer than anticipated as well.
They were all successfully housed and the sling has already eaten; with the H. mac creating her dirt curtain around the back of her cork bark. She had just entered premolt and i expect her to showcase that lovely white look soon.
All in all i do recommend Paladin Exotics, can't beat the shipping fee (USPS) and the prices are very modest.