What to expect when you order from Fear Not Tarantulas.


Thank you for visiting Fear Not Tarantulas! 

Knowing what to expect after we receive your order will help you be more confident about your purchase.  We know ordering live creatures can be a little unnerving, and if this is the first time ordering from Fear Not, you may have many questions.

We have delivered tens of thousands of tarantulas safely all over the country and continue to set the standard for ensuring both smooth transactions and safe deliveries.

We consistently follow a process that you can count on.

  1. Your Confirmation Email.  After you place your order you will receive an automated response which will be confirmation of your order.  If you do not receive it immediately, you may want to check your SPAM folder.  The confirmation email has important information that will answer many questions you may have.
  2. Shipping Details.  The next email you receive from us will have shipping details in it.  We will not ship your order until we receive a reply back from you indicating the shipping date, time, and place is ok with you and that you agree to our terms of service. We ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for delivery Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    • It may take 1-4 days for you to receive shipping details, so please do not be concerned if a couple of days go by before hearing from us again.
    • Orders received by Saturday usually ship the following week.  Saturday is the cut-off for shipping the following week.  
  3. Reply Needed.  After we receive your reply to the shipping details, we will put you on the schedule for shipping on the agreed upon date. We will never ship a package out until we know it can be signed for or picked up.  We will not ship out an order until we receive a reply to the “Shipping your order” email that has the shipping details in it. We know it can be unnerving to think that your order could be shipped without you knowing, but that will never happen when you order from Fear Not Tarantulas.
  4. Tracking Your Order.  You will receive tracking information from FedEx when we print your package label.  The email you receive with tracking information will be attached to only one of your orders, so if you have multiple orders please do not be alarmed that they are not all listed.  We attach it to one order so you will not receive multiple notifications.  This may be several days before your order is shipped, but it may also be the day we pack your spiders.  If you do not see tracking information by the date of shipping, please check your SPAM folder.  You will also receive tracking via a text message.  When we drop your order off at FedEx on the day of shipping, you will receive another alert from both FedEx and you will be able to track your package after that.

Additional Thoughts

Freebies!  We offer a nice variety of freebies and will be glad to include one per shipment.  If more than one freebie is chose, our spider packers will choose one for you.  If you do not add one to your order we will not include a freebie.  If you choose a freebie that is not at your level of spending, we will not ship a freebie so please be sure to choose one appropriate to your level of spending.  To change your freebie simply place another order for it and choose the shipping option that indicates it is to add to your shipment.

Adding to your order.  You can add to your order as long as it is done by the Saturday (at noon EST) before your order ships.  Orders are finalized after that.  We will ship everything you order together for one shipping fee.  To do this, simply create another order and at checkout choose the 2nd shipping option “Add this order to my previous order that has not yet shipped and ship them together”. 

    We drive the packed orders directly to our FedEx hub the evening they are packed so there is a little less handling and transferring from one truck to another.

Our labels.  Each spiderling will come with a printed label with both the scientific and common names on them.  These labels are removable, so they should come off the shipping vials easily for re-use.

Molt dates.  If we have had a spiderling long enough, and it is over about 1 1/2″, we will likely include a piece of white electrical tape on the shipping vial with the last molt date on it.

Terms of Service.  It is important to take a look at our Terms of Service so you will have a good understanding about what is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee.