Good packaging, healthy Ts, Provided discount and a freebie
Bought 3 listed as 1"-1.5" G. pulchras, all three received were around 1". I got the Christmas sale 15% discount. I also received a 1.5" N. incei olive as a freebie. Package arrived on time and all Ts were alive. Price was lowest I have found for the G. pulchras at that time.
After a mostly positive first experience with this seller, I purchased 2 female Ts on 12/1/2020 and asked that they be shipped 12/8/2020. The seller agreed and there was clear communication as to when they would be shipped. They were then mistakenly shipped 12/2/2020; I only found out because I had enabled text alerts from FedEx. The seller was apologetic about the issue and luckily both Ts got here without any issues. However, I will not be ordering again.
I ordered a juvenile female Ephebopus Murinus and a well started Brachypelma Bohmei sling. They were quick to let me know of when they were shipping. I was worried because I got the package slightly dented but they had put a protective box outside. There was a heat packet inside the main box and packaged neatly. Thank you!
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!!
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.