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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Smile How to ship snails

I was wondering if I can just put snails into a zip lock bag or do I need a breather bag
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If you can trap enough air in the bag a ziplock should work. Why not go to your LFS and pick up some fish bags? We give them away for free at the LFS I work at
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I have tons of pink ramshorns I'd love to unload, but am too scared to ship them in cold weather. Can it be done?
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As long as it's not below freezing and you insulate the box, absolutely.

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I have tons of pink ramshorns I'd love to unload, but am too scared to ship them in cold weather. Can it be done?
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What do you insulate with? Newspaper? Towels? Just whatever you have around the house?
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Shredded and tightly packed newspaper, styrofoam, thick layers of other insulating material. But that's only if it's below freezing.

If it's below freezing, you can also use a heat pack.

To the OP: breather bags aren't necessary. Just make sure you're not freezing them or cooking them during transit.
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