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11-12-2012 02:36 AM
wicca27 i like the blown fiber recycled cardboard stuff for packing and i always use styro to line the boxes
11-11-2012 08:12 PM
Rob in Puyallup Thanks, that can calm the mind a bit!

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11-11-2012 06:56 PM
mordalphus heat packs have their own built in delay... It takes several hours for it to warm up to 100 degrees
11-11-2012 03:38 PM
Rob in Puyallup Think I'm more concerned with the weather on the other end of the journey. And worry about overheating and the beginning of it.

Shame there isn't a way to delay the heat pack from warming up.

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11-11-2012 03:16 PM
Alpha Pro Breeders If you pack your box with standard insulation (wrap the shrimp in the middle) it will work much better than styrofoam boxes. I only use heat packs if both ends of the shipments are below freezing for the highs and lows. Heat packs used at higher temperatures will do more harm than good, you have to keep in mind they aren't exposed to the cold for the entire time their in transit
11-11-2012 12:38 PM
somewhatshocked Sharp kitchen knife, razor blade, foam blade.

Originally Posted by rodcuda View Post
Any suggestions on cutting the foam without making a mess?
11-11-2012 06:24 AM
Rob in Puyallup Not cheap, but should work if a guy has time to wait it's arrival...

The method you shared with us should be quick and easy. Just need to find some of those 72 hour heat packs. Online and waiting for those, too, I guess.
11-11-2012 06:05 AM
m00se That's what I liked about this guy's pack job. He used cheapo crap wall insulation that cost him about 50 cents, and a heat pack. The most expensive items were the breather bags. It was smart and effective.
11-11-2012 04:59 AM
DerekFF Medium or O size boxes are good. Lined or not with styro doesnt matter that much. Ive done 30 shrimp in a single bag before no big deal. Heat pack if temps are under 40 just for safety, but like morph said.....they can handle cooler temps. Just pack with a space filler product. (Newspaper, paper towels, peanuts, bubble wrap) that shipping job moose posted is superior and will likely never fail. Packages do arrive perfectly safe and sound with far less effort and cost involved also though

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11-11-2012 04:43 AM
Rob in Puyallup Lots of good stuff at Aquaboards, too. I'm the newest member. :-)

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11-11-2012 03:27 AM
m00se Pleasure.
11-11-2012 02:24 AM
Rob in Puyallup Whoa, cool, m00se!

Thanks for all that!

11-11-2012 02:02 AM
m00se Average temps here in Upstate NY earlier this week was 30-45f. I received a package from Florida which left on Monday and got to me Wednesday. There were 12 fish total, all juveniles. 4 Kordon breather bags with the fish distributed between them. One 72 hour heat pack (I think - it looked generic with no printing on it) that was still warm when I opened the box. The total on shipping was $16.50 for this deal.

Here are some pix of the box and packing. I took them for that time when I too might want to ship animals. The guy I got them from, in my opinion, did it right. With over 900 transactions on aquabid he has 100% positive rating.

Just for your info, there's an active forum affiliated with, and they have as one of their forum topics: Shipping... I recommend you take a look over there too.


My pH on left, bag pH on right
11-11-2012 01:41 AM
Rob in Puyallup Excellent point.
11-11-2012 01:38 AM
rodcuda Any suggestions on cutting the foam without making a mess?
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