Thanks to Gil I am finally able to work with a dream species of mine in the states. He was patient in organizing an import, and did everything possible to ensure things were organized, reasonable, and that the animals made it here safe. I couldn't recommend him more!
Received a packaged from Wizentrop late last year, the packing was great, all 8 Phortioeca were alive and well, and he was flexible with our packing requests and on sexing the roaches. 10/10 transaction.
Super cute, relatively easy to care for, adorable little face-claws
Too small to hug :(
Species: Damon diadema
This was my 6th arachnid purchase from Gil and I'm utterly delighted. Gil was generous with care advice, as he has been with all my previous purchases (5 different species so far!). In my experience Gil genuinely cares about the animals he sells, and does everything reasonably possible to ensure that they will be happy and healthy.
Fabulous selection, good prices, great communication, and very accommodating.
Gil has an impeccable reputation and for good reason. He is a source of a vast amount of Amblypygi knowledge, he has some very rare species for sale for a good price, he communicates at all steps of the process and he went out of his way to make it convenient for me to pick my purchase up.
I just wish I had more space to purchase more species from him.
Price, but don't be asking for rare species and expecting to pay local pet store pricing.
Bought an A. Coronatus tailless whip scorpion. I asked a ton of questions and this seller was very nice and helpful. I had been looking for this species going on 7 years without any luck of finding one for sale. Well worth the price and the specimen arrived very healthy and active. 10/10 overall experience, I would 100% buy again no questions asked.
very healthy animal; shipping was quick and well packed; no issues whatsoever
Shipping container was more than adequate and animal was well packed. Clearly healthy individual; it was energetic and immediately started exhibiting normal behavior upon leaving its shipping bottle and venturing into the enclosure. Wizentrop was quick to respond to messages and quick to ship. Will definitely be ordering from them again!
Great communication, A+ packaging, and local pickup.
Gil was super helpful with care questions I had, which went a long way in helping me feel confident in the care of these animals. They were so well-packaged that I decided to leave them in their containers for a few weeks rather than rehousing. I could have left them longer, but I already had something prepared. I'm super happy with this purchase and will absolutely purchase from him again.
Out of this world species that you can find nowhere else,
Great source of care info
Completed my second transaction with Gil and things went just as smoothly as the first! Even though the roaches took just short of a week to arrive, the excellent packing made certain that they were both happy and healthy.
I'm looking forward to the next wonderful species that Gil provides to the hobby and I'd gladly do business again.
Definitely behind on getting this review out, but I bought a few P. whitei from Gil a while back and couldn't be happier! Even with the delay in the mail they still showed up without a scratch. Happily started feeding too, which is great to see. All have molted since I got them and are doing really well. Would absolutely do business with Gil again, no matter what it is he's selling. Watch for his FS lists, he tends to sell odd/rare inverts! Thanks again!
Very rare species; excellent packaging, communication, helpfulness
None at all
Gil was very accommodating and helpful with information about the scorpion species, which is quite rare. I greatly appreciated his care and understanding in all aspects of the transaction. His thorough and professional knowledge was wonderful. He waited and verified that one of the females was gravid, and consistently provided needed information about the species (locality, info about their micro-environment, etc).
Packaging was very good and prices were fair. Both animals arrived safely and soundly. I would not hesitate at all to work with him again.
*Wizentrop knows his amblys. They are part of his professional life.
*He is very clear in his communications.
*We all could learn from him how to best ship these animals.
*He (somehow) knew exactly how long an international package would take to get from A to B.
Umm, let me think...
Bought some young whips (amblings?) from this too-infrequent seller. All went smoothly, animals arrived in fine shape, and wizentrop's professional academic knowledge was the reason why.
Great roaches, good price, and good communication!
I ordered a sexed pair of a rare species of roach from Gil, I sent payment May 16th. The package did not get sent until May 30, due to bad weather and postal holidays, all outide of Gil's control, it was definitely worth the wait though! The roaches arrived today, alive and in great condition, and he even sent a freebie!
I would definitely do business with him again, and suggest others do as well!
I got 5 Titanophilus from him, pack amazing, couldn't have done it better myself! These are some of the coolest inverts in the hobby by far and I was lucky enough to get the chance to get 5 CB babies from Gil. Great guy, great animals, great survive! 100% recommended seller/trader/hobbiest!