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01-24-2013 01:21 AM
wicca27 i like the green fiber to fill the box and keep the bags from moving. some people dont like it though. i have seen all kinds of stuff used as shipping material. ive seen the pink stuff for an attic, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, shredded news paper, you name it.
01-24-2013 12:14 AM
Shrimpfreak Mickmac247 that is exactly what I got for my 7x7x6 priority boxes. So I am doing good there I am still a little confused on what to put around the shrimp bag-insulation or newspaper or bubble wrap-looking for cheap but good insulator to save shipping money but keep shrimp alive. Also with or without heat pack?? Also what will work good in what temperatures?
01-24-2013 12:01 AM
mickmac247 I grabbed this from a forum I am on hope it helps..Hey Wicca nice seeing ya..
01-23-2013 10:44 PM
wicca27 here is what i get when i make boxes. you can find it both at lowes or homedepot. and a sharp utility knife is a must or you end up making a mess. i like the break away blade ones. the heat packs some is several times from 20 hour to 72 and you can find them all over the place online

and heat packs
01-23-2013 09:20 PM
Shrimpfreak What kind of insulation and where do I get it? Can I combo the starfoam and insulation and heat pack? I am so lost with all this I don't want people to get dead shrimp
01-21-2013 06:16 PM
sbarbee54 I thought heat packs were good for a while, but I did one shipment with them seperated from the shrimp by a styro wall and got some cooked shrimp. So now I just make sure I pack it last min, wrap it good and insulate the box well besides the syro on all sides top bottom and ship it. Never a DOA just shipped 16 adult CRS ss-sss to so cal 2 days when it was getting as low as 24 degrees out here and 34 down there, with highs in high 40's low 50's here and low 50's there and not a problem all arrived well and doing good!
01-21-2013 05:56 PM
wicca27 im kinda an odd one here. im just not a fan of breather bags. i have never shipped with them but to me its a pain to get shrimp out of them. with that said i did have propinqua shrimp shipped from germany in one and they were just fine lasting 2 weeks in the mail. i just use regular polly bags, and i use the blown fiber insulations to stuff the box, i do styro line it, and use a heat pack wrapped in newspaper. when i use the small boxes i make sure to fold up some extra newspaper and lay ontop and heat pack goes on that then the top styro. using a regional rate A box is not much more and allows a bit more room for heat pack. but i have used the 7x7 box and shipped crs like that
01-21-2013 04:05 PM
Warlock i have never shipped.. but my discus buddies that i buy from..

will tape the heat pack to top foam piece.. and poke a HOLE thru the foam/box so the pack gets oxygen.. they told me the chemical reaction needs the O2

when i ship..i will probably do same.
01-21-2013 03:35 PM
Rob in Puyallup He sure does! I'll be ordering more from him!
01-21-2013 03:07 PM
Originally Posted by Rob in Puyallup View Post
(What kind of shrimp, Luke?)

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I got some sss crs and some oebt from him. That guy really knows how too ship stuff. After I unpacked all that newspaper and insulation I had a huge pile wondering how he fit it all in there. The box was also bulging and felt like it weighed 20 pounds. With no heat pack to freezing Illinois and all all are doing awesome.
01-21-2013 02:31 PM
Soothing Shrimp If Taiwan Bees or crs, you may be better doing express than priority.

I believe in 72 hr heat packs so much I provide them free. I lose some money, but better than DOA's!

I also ship using 7x7x6 priority. Wrap the heat pack in newspaper, and place behind a false styro wall- cut about 1/2" shorter than the other walls, so heat can get over it.
01-21-2013 01:08 PM
Rob in Puyallup (What kind of shrimp, Luke?)

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01-21-2013 12:45 PM
Lukeo85 I've purchased from the same person as Rob. Mine was packed the same way. No heat pack from Texas to Illinois. All the shrimp were live and healthy.
01-21-2013 12:36 PM
Alpha Pro Breeders Hi Shrimpfreak
If I were you I wouldn't ship this week and wait until next week since were going to be in single digits and teens all week. Thick insulation is better to use than styrofoam boxes in my opinion .I would definitely use a heat pack during most of the winter.
01-21-2013 02:54 AM
Rob in Puyallup About 2 1/2 days from Texas to Washington state. Do ship early in the week.

Seller always ships on Mondays, unless it's a holiday, like tomorrow.
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