Ordered 3/4 of a portion cup of flies from "Patrick"
and that is what I received. The great majority of them were pupae, but I still have around 50 spikes. My mail man isn't the sharpest spoon in the drawer and decided to turn around and deliver the package several hours after my mail, and but the priority box in my mailbox instead of at my door. That is a first. Because of this, they sat in a hot mail box for awhile, and a lot are not moving. They might just be pupating though.
I sent payment on Sunday and he shipped on Tuesday due to the American holiday, so no complaints there.
The medium that he sends them in is not the same medium as what I've received from Rebecca/mantisplace and AgentA. It doesn't smell bad(actually not as offensive as Rebecca's medium as far as smell is concerned), and isn't really nasty, but the best way to describe the consistency and look of what I received is like a dog poop mixed in with the spikes and pupae.
If mine don't hatch, it isn't the seller's fault, so I consider this a positive feedback and I would have no problem doing business with him again. He is always fast to communicate and thorough too. One of the better breeders I've dealt with here or at any site.
I'll update this post if/when I start getting flies.