We know it can be disappointing to receive a spiderling smaller than you expected. First, keep in mind that we have always made it right with a customer if they received a spiderling smaller than advertised. It does not happen often, but if we have more than one size available, our spider packers may accidentally send the wrong size.
Let's make sure we are measuring the same way. Please check out how we measure below.
All we need is a photo verification that a smaller spiderling was sent. Simply put a coin on the substrate and guide the spiderling onto the coin. While it is stretched out take a picture and email it to us.
How We Measure Spiders
It is important that you know what to expect when your new tarantula arrives. Understanding how we measure spiders will help you better prepare for your new addition. If you are new to keeping tarantulas, you may be surprised about the size of the spiderling you receive.
Spiders are measured as if they were stretched out. A diagonal measurement is frequently used, crossing the spider from the tip of the top leg to the tip of the bottom leg. Examples of how we measure can be seen below.
Please keep in mind that when your spiderling arrives, it may look much smaller at first because it will likely not stretch out until it feels comfortable.