Troi Cadaoas

Arachnoboards Username
ccTroi

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Address
Skokie, IL
Preferred Method of Contact
Via email address listed below
Email Address
troi.cadaoas@gmail.com
Phone Number
847-219-1226
Thanks for stopping by! I am a hobbyist just like you. Tarantulas I will have available are very close to me as I raise the great majority of them at 1” or smaller. I hope you find what you’re looking for! :)
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Purchase Date
July 13th, 2021
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
  • Healthy, Quality Specimens
  • The Best Packaging Method I've Seen Yet
  • Great Communication
  • Flexible Shipping Schedule
Cons
  • If I said one, I'd be lying
Full disclosure, Troi and I became pretty well acquainted prior to this transaction because of our similar approach to husbandry and our mutual interest in Asian species.

I became aware of a female P. ornata available in our mutual state and I reached out to Troi. We had been discussing another transaction in the future and I mentioned I would be willing to do a straight trade for the ornata should he acquire it and be willing to part with her. One thing led to another and I straight purchased her a few weeks later, after a molt and a meal (which we agreed to delay shipping for).

When I picked up the box from FedEx, I was quite stunned to see that he also included a 2.5" 0.1 Lampropelma nigerrimum as a freebie. I'm usually not a fan of freebies as I'm very particular about what species I want to work with, but Troi knew these were on my list and I must say that surprise made my week.

When I got home and started the unpack, I was extremely impressed with how they were packed (I'm pretty upset with myself that I didn't take pictures lol). The box temped at 78 degrees when opened. The tarantulas themselves were individually packaged and labeled with their latin names, sex, and their two prior molt dates. The deli cups were secured with electrical tape that was folded back on itself at either end to make extremely convenient pull tabs. Inside the deli cups, the paper towel nests were very well made and easily supported a large, heavy top plug to prevent the tarantula from pushing out of the top when the deli was opened as well as a comfortable cubby hole for the spider. The paper towels themselves were just slightly damp. I took notes on this method as I wish to mirror it going forward as it made the process of unpacking so much easier. It's been a few weeks now and both lovely ladies have settled in well and resumed feeding within 48 hours (they probably would have ate sooner if I had attempted).

In the future, I won't hesitate to do another transaction with Troi and in fact I'm eagerly looking forward to it. The level of care he gives to his collection and his dedication to the hobby is evident in his approach to shipping and the healthy animals he provides.

Thanks,
--Matt
Purchase Date
2018-06-12
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
  • Fast, accommodating, friendly, good price.
Cons
  • NONE
i posted a want to buy ad and very shortly after received a PM from Troi saying he had one of the spiders i was looking for (a penultimate male B. vagans). He told me what he wanted for it, gave me a link to his reviews and even a picture of the most recent molt for sex verification.

Price was great and he was able to ship it the very next day (we spoke late evening). The spider arrived very well packed and appears to be in perfect health. I will happily work with Troi in the future and highly reccomend him.
Purchase Date
2018-05-13
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, Healthy Tarantulas, Good Prices, and overall a pretty good guy.
Cons
  • None.
Just got the N. Chromatus sling and A. Geniculata, both are my first tarantulas and I’m quite happy with them. Both came in well packaged and both healthy. Will definitely buy at least 5 or 6 other species in the future once i have a nice stand for the whole collection. :D

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Purchase Date
2018-03-27
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
  • Excellent communication Excellent packaging Excellent prices
Cons
  • None
Up until Troi, I had only ever purchased tarantulas from Jamie's, whom I love dearly but can be a little expensive, so I was a little nervous about purchasing from a private hobbist, but Troi was so kind and communicative; he walked me through the entire process and kept me updated at every turn.

When the T arrived, she was expertly packed in her deli cup, which was nicely nestled between small heat packs, and she crawled right out and into her enclosure. Troi was also beyond generous in including some slings that I had yet to add to my collection (that were also excellently packed).

All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better first time experience with someone selling Ts on arachnoboards, and I will most definitely be purchasing from him again in the future!
Purchase Date
2018-04-09
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
Swapped for a mature male Psalmopoeus cambridgei.
He came in well packaged and in beautiful shape, very robust.
Looking forward to future dealings.

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