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4 B grade gimps, from The Spider Shop.

m0lsx

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Earlier this morning the postman brought me, or should I say us, as the T's are now both mine & my wifes. But back to the postman. A £70 box of 4 B grade Tarantulas, (Gimps.) Arrive. These are all missing a leg, so nothing that a couple of moults will not put right.


On arrival I placed each T in a large sandwich container & left it to de stress a little in a larger enviroment than it's postage container, while I sorted out new larger enclosures for them. All were well packaged & thus all arrived safe & well & all showed that their enthusiasm for movement had not deserted them, as I rehomed them. None showing any signs of defensiveness or aggression. So postage could not have stressed them too much.

The four new arrivals are..

A sub adult/adult, Aphonopelma Seemanni. (Costa Rican Zebra.) Who made my wifes day & possibly year, by deciding it would much rather gently & slowly walk up her hand & would definitely not want, from choice, to leave her hands.

A sub adult/ adult. Avicularia avicularia. (Pink Toe.) Who is now happily within the cleaned arborial enclosure my Haitian Brown came to me in.

A 6-8cm Monocrentropus balfouri (Blue Baboon.) A T I would never had considered due to the Baboon name, but who reading a little about them, I would have missed out on a beautiful T as a result.

A 8 - 10cm Lasiodora parahybana. (Brazilian Salmon Pink.) Who was the most lively straight out of the postage containers. All the others just sat still. This one was off the moist wrapping & ready for a walk instantly.

I feel like I have done really well. I have at least one T that I would not currently have considered & all 4 are lovely T's. So I feel like it was not just money well spent, but real value for money. So if anyone else has looked at this offer & wondered, give it a go, my collection was very well received here.

I'll get some photo's later.
 

Jess S

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That's great. I saw the gimp box listed. Now i can see it's worth every penny. You've got well over £70 worth there, and a fab, really interesting selection. If it were me, at this moment in time, the A. seemani is the one I would be particularly chuffed to have, had I placed an order (and received your box!)
 

m0lsx

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That's great. I saw the gimp box listed. Now i can see it's worth every penny. You've got well over £70 worth there, and a fab, really interesting selection. If it were me, at this moment in time, the A. seemani is the one I would be particularly chuffed to have, had I placed an order (and received your box!)
Sadly I got up this morning to find the Monocrentropus balfouri (Blue Baboon.) was dead:(:(:(

They had not been as lively as the others yesterday & had spent all day just sitting still in the open, but I thought that was just the stress of being delivered. This morning I opened the enclosure, as I just wanted to try & encourage them to move. I offered it some food in tweezers & nothing. It's an ex Tarantula.
 

Jess S

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Sadly I got up this morning to find the Monocrentropus balfouri (Blue Baboon.) was dead:(:(:(

They had not been as lively as the others yesterday & had spent all day just sitting still in the open, but I thought that was just the stress of being delivered. This morning I opened the enclosure, as I just wanted to try & encourage them to move. I offered it some food in tweezers & nothing. It's an ex Tarantula.
Ah so sorry. Love the monty python ref tho!
Maybe worth letting them know in case they can replace or send you something else
 

m0lsx

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Ah so sorry. Love the monty python ref tho!
Maybe worth letting them know in case they can replace or send you something else
I did phone them & a new one is on it's way. TSS's customer service is great.
 

Jess S

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I did phone them & a new one is on it's way. TSS's customer service is great.
Good on them. That's how you retain customers! Can't wait for my mahoosive LP to come now. It's a whopping 1cm. I opted to have it delivered next week. Giving myself time to panic + the T. time to squeeze in a moult + get bigger! It'll be music to my ears if they delay delivery cos it moulted. Though the main reason is I picked the only day I can guarantee I'll be home. It'll be a while before it looks like yours that's for sure:)
 

Kaden Alexander

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Sadly I got up this morning to find the Monocrentropus balfouri (Blue Baboon.) was dead:(:(:(

They had not been as lively as the others yesterday & had spent all day just sitting still in the open, but I thought that was just the stress of being delivered. This morning I opened the enclosure, as I just wanted to try & encourage them to move. I offered it some food in tweezers & nothing. It's an ex Tarantula.
Sorry for your loss :(:eek:
 

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