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furman589
12/19/2008, 03:46 PM
Just wondering if anyone had the best shipping method for Zoos

sandrifter
12/19/2008, 04:02 PM
insulted box and a heat pack this time of the year a must. Also double bag corals incase one bag is defective.

furman589
12/19/2008, 04:08 PM
ive seen mixed opinions, air or no air

the808state
12/19/2008, 06:13 PM
i don't use air...

Guygettnby
12/19/2008, 07:01 PM
insulated box with a heat pack for this time of the year and the best thing to put them in is the screw top tupperware containers they seel at like walmart. they do not leak and they are fairly cheap.

mfinn
12/21/2008, 10:09 AM
One thing I've noticed when I've received shipments is, when the styro box and the cardboard box are completely sealed with tape, the heat pack is usually cold. When I opened everything up, the heat pack starts warming up again.
This usually meant my shipment got cold.
Now I've had a few shipments that the shipper made sure the heat pack was able to draw air in the heat packs were always still warm.

Pufferpunk
12/21/2008, 01:52 PM
I sent $750 worth of frags to Turkey last week. Because of cancelled flights, they were en route for 55 hrs. I used urine sample cups & wet paper towels, wrapping 5 frags in each 1/2 towel & packing ~10 frags/cup, 8 cups total. They all fit inside a thermal lunchbox. I used a 40hr heat pack. All arrived damp & warm.

blammomike
12/21/2008, 10:25 PM
where do you get the styro boxes

Pufferpunk
12/21/2008, 11:16 PM
Boxes:
http://www.mrboxonline.com/6x45x4-mini-foam-cooler-p-4394.html?osCsid=f6d7e10f4d766d497ad9ef3d22fe6848

Urine specimen cups:
http://www.testtubesonline.com/45oz_Specimen_Cup_Cap_Non_St_p/430-0005w.htm

mfinn
12/22/2008, 08:33 AM
The specimen cups work pretty good, but I insist that my frags be shipped in water.

I also had someone ship me some frags in a 6 pack cooler. Seemed to work pretty good.
I've also had several shipments where the shipper used thermos containers. As small as the 1 cup size up to a quart size.