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I recently started breeding shrimp, and i am about to sell my first batch of Blue jellies, and possibly some blue rilis. I live in Phoenix, AZ where summer temps range from 100-115°f during the day. Has anybody shipped shrimps to or from extremely hot weather?

If so, what packing materials did you use, especially insulation and cold pack?

What couriers did you use and what were the results? Any DOA?

Should I avoid shipping in these temps?

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I shipped shrimp from Phoenix for several years. Get some Styrofoam insulation and insulate the boxes. Then just drop them off at the post office. The biggest danger usually seems to be when the post office tries to deliver the packages and they sit in their hot truck. Neos are pretty heat tolerant so they should be fine. Also if you are shipping to someplace with high temps try to get the seller to go the PO to pick up the shrimp so they don't sit in a hot car.
 

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I shipped shrimp from Phoenix for several years. Get some Styrofoam insulation and insulate the boxes. Then just drop them off at the post office. The biggest danger usually seems to be when the post office tries to deliver the packages and they sit in their hot truck. Neos are pretty heat tolerant so they should be fine. Also if you are shipping to someplace with high temps try to get the seller to go the PO to pick up the shrimp so they don't sit in a hot car.
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Cold pack you can get from a produce wholesaler or seafood wholesaler they are always throw cold pack out. I use usps with no labels. I find if you don't put any labels such as fragile, live ....., perishable, etc they treat your package with care. If you do out labels they toss it around to break the box and see what's inside. I had people tell me plz don't put labels and send me pics of the recieved package. Argh. Foremost always recommend express shipping or if you priority ship out on Saturdays only takes less time.
 
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