Everything came in live. Kara & Philipp threw in 2 extra of the cheaper, more common things, like hermits and snails, to cover potential losses.
I have been buying mail order from them for over 10 years. I have never had a bad order.
Their unseasoned, fresh off their private reef, live rock is phenomenal. Anybody who reads this review should do a small order of it. I have frequently received live rock with live coral polyps, or yellow sponges, or colonial tunicates, or other little critters. To me, this is what I keep reef tanks for. I’ve kept salt water tanks since the late 1960’s, when I was in high school, and reef tanks since the late 1980’s. KP Aquatics is the best supplier of live rock I have ever ordered from and I have ordered from a dozen or more over the decades.