Order Information 








Methods of Payment:  We accept Visa, Mastercard and Paypal.  Payment via check or money order for domestic orders is also acceptable.








Prices are all in United States Dollars.  We do not accept any foreign currencies.








Guarantee: Our reputation is based on your satisfaction. We work hard to provide complete detailed descriptions of each specimen and examine them closely to insure we note any damage or details that may be important to you. We make every effort to accurately define the specimen photographically, picturing different angles and insuring color accuracy. If you are at all unsatisfied with your purchase simply re-pack it and send it back to us for a refund of the purchase price if received in the condition it was sent.








Returns: Should you decide to return a specimen you must notify us within 14 days of receipt. It is imperative you pack the specimen well as we will only refund specimens returned in the condition in which they were sent. If you do not insure the package we cannot be responsible for damage.  








Shipping Information: We generally utilize the U.S. Postal Service for shipment.  Orders from within the U.S. with dollar value over $50, will be sent via first class mail (2 - 3 days delivery) unless otherwise instructed.  Specimens valued over $100 will require insurance at $2 per $100 in value. Non-U.S. orders will be sent via Priority Mail International (6 - 10 days delivery).  Non-U.S. orders over $500 will be sent via Express Mail International (3 - 5 days).  The customer is to pay the full amount of the shipping costs, plus 50 cents per pound, for up to 10 pounds, for handling fees.  Shipping costs are based upon the final weight of the package.  In general, a package weighing less than 1 pound will cost $7 to ship within the U.S.  To send a package weighing less than 1 pound to Europe will cost around $20. International shipments sent first class mail will not be insured. To insure international packages over $100 you must be willing to accept customs declarations at the insured value. In order to calculate postage costs go to the following website: http://www.usps.com/.  We ship out of zip code 28401. 








To Save Postage Costs:     We realize that it is expensive to place frequent orders and pay for postage repeatedly.  In order to help save you on postage costs, we recommend the following:




     * We will be happy to hold any orders for a period of up to 90 days




     * You pay for the specimen(s) at the time they are purchased




     *  We prefer customers using this alternative have a credit card number on file with us




     * At the end of the 90 day period, or whenever you request, we will combine all specimens into one package, calculate a one-time postage cost, and ship








Ordering:  When placing an order, simply send us an e-mail.  Be sure to include the entire item number, species, locality, your name, address, and telephone number. We will confirm availability at the time we receive the order. It is possible the specimen may already be sold but not yet posted.