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Just curious (No, 'tis not market research!), about what you think to online invert shops, by personal experience?

Ta to those that take part..:2thumb:


1) Invert shop with the best range of inverts and bugs eg; not just spiders?

2) Shop that offered you the best aftercare advice?

3) Speediest and most efficient delivery?

4) Best for general health of the animals?

5) Best on price and doing deals?

6) Most unreliable invert shop that you have come across/used?

7) Name one thing that invert shops, those online, could do to improve their service?

8) Most absurdly expensive online shop that you have seen?

9) Poorest communications came from which shop?

10) Would you knowingly buy any wild caught inverts?
 

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I got my girl from Creature Feature and i thoroughly recommend them. They talked to me for a good 10 mins before they paired me up with a T. Also their T's are good priced, they deliver them in well packed boxes, answer any questions u mite have and also have a huge selection. They are def worth a check : victory:
 

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I got my girl from Creature Feature and i thoroughly recommend them. They talked to me for a good 10 mins before they paired me up with a T. Also their T's are good priced, they deliver them in well packed boxes, answer any questions u mite have and also have a huge selection. They are def worth a check : victory:
Hmm.

I think I may have used them, in the dim and distant..
 

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1) Invert shop with the best range of inverts and bugs eg; not just spiders?

2) Shop that offered you the best aftercare advice?

3) Speediest and most efficient delivery?

4) Best for general health of the animals?

5) Best on price and doing deals?

6) Most unreliable invert shop that you have come across/used?

7) Name one thing that invert shops, those online, could do to improve their service?

8) Most absurdly expensive online shop that you have seen?

9) Poorest communications came from which shop?

10) Would you knowingly buy any wild caught inverts?

1) The shop with the best range is probably the tarantula barn. Sells amphibians, beetles, spiders, crabs, livefood, reptiles and show tickets.

2) Aftercare being care for the spider? In which case Lee has always been helpful.

3) Most efficient is definately Lee. Always sent out when promised and never had any problems. Always great to contact too.

4) Must say Lee again. Never had a dodgy looking spider. Always look good and well cared for.

5) Noticed many places prices rising lately. But again Lee.. he does good bulk deals and is always open to negotiation.

6) Not bought from an unreliable shop. I choose to avoid them lol Wort place though is exotic pets. All their stuff is wild caught and i bought one spider from him at a show and it was in shocking condition.. never again!

7) Hmm.. good question. I've always been impressed with any services i've used tbh.

8.) Not bought from it..but this one

For Sale, tarantulas, scorpions, land crabs, millipedes, centipedes

LMAO!
LTC versi.. £80!!
LTC rosea.. £12!!
Singapore blue - £150!!!

Ridiculous prices.

9) Don't know. Always had quick responses tbh.

10) No. I'd chose CB over WC anyday. I firmly believe if a spider is WC then it should be clearly labelled!
 

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Would it matter to you if the invert were wild caught, but not at all rare?

What is it about being wild caught that you most object to, assuming, as I say, that they are not close to extinction, or some such thing..?

Let's remember, even the so called 'captive bred' inverts must have originated from wild caught, therefore, with no WC trade, there would be no CB trade.

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I do have some spiders that i believe to be Wild Caught. But this is only assumed after i've already got them. I wouldn't buy a wild caught spider knowing it was wild caught unless it was to get them into the hobby...
I don't agree with wild caught for things such as chile rose, avics etc when there's millions in the hobby! For rarer species its kinda more accepted as captive breeding may not have started/being found tricky etc.

Also, wild caught spiders come with the risk of lots of diseases. Nematodes and parasites. Giant grubs bursting through the t's abomden is not pleasant!
 

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I do have some spiders that i believe to be Wild Caught. But this is only assumed after i've already got them. I wouldn't buy a wild caught spider knowing it was wild caught unless it was to get them into the hobby...
I don't agree with wild caught for things such as chile rose, avics etc when there's millions in the hobby! For rarer species its kinda more accepted as captive breeding may not have started/being found tricky etc.

Also, wild caught spiders come with the risk of lots of diseases. Nematodes and parasites. Giant grubs bursting through the t's abomden is not pleasant!

Good enough reason, Becky!
 

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Yeah death is inevitable, spider has no internal organs left!

The parasite was kept but died soon after.
 

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No i don't think it was mate. Think he had the spider a few months, dug it up to see if it was gravid and found it dead, exploded :( I'll ask him more about it !
 

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So far i've only really used Virginia Cheeseman but couldnt be happier with that. Found she has a decent selection of spids and scorps (not really into the other stuff so not sure) and even things which are a little rarer. The price for what i wanted was great, communication was really good and everything came well packed.

I did phone and order off The Spider Shop yesterday, spoke to a lovely lady there who was really friendly. They seem to have a decent selection of spids but again not really noticed the other stuff (although they are called The Spider Shop:lol2:). Needed to put off delivery until next week when there will be someone home to sign for it mind but im sure ill put a post up letting everyone know how it goes once they have arrived :2thumb: I know Lee and his shop come highly reccommended mind so don't anticipate any problems...fingers crossed!!
 

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So far i've only really used Virginia Cheeseman but couldnt be happier with that.
Yeah, used her too, and problem free. Some moan about the £7.50 postage, without realising that it is still £7.50 no matter how much you order from her.
 

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Yeah death is inevitable, spider has no internal organs left!

The parasite was kept but died soon after.
Sounds like something out of a horror movie, Becky!

Parasites do not normally kill the host, not in their interests, so I would be interested to know what this was, lass?

Steve

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Pass... But it was living in the spiders abdomen, then after a time of incubation (so to speak) it came out... The spider died as it emerged through the skin so i assume it bled to death.
 

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Pass... But it was living in the spiders abdomen, then after a time of incubation (so to speak) it came out... The spider died as it emerged through the skin so i assume it bled to death.
"It gestates inside a human host and has concentrated acid for blood" :lol2:
 

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Pass... But it was living in the spiders abdomen, then after a time of incubation (so to speak) it came out... The spider died as it emerged through the skin so i assume it bled to death.
That's bleedin' gross.

Did the parasite get charged by the police, because that is at least manslaughter, or rather, spiderslaughter.

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