Does anyone ship snails in ziplock bags? How do you do it? Do you leave air? Do y’all have pics of how you do it?
Ok. Do what type of insulation did they use?Mrfister1116 said:The ones I’ve bought come in a wet paper towel (well damp it’s not like it’s dripping) and a little air to full of air.
The turbo snails I ordered came with like a soda cap full of water and a damp paper towel
Ok. Would you say it’s needed? Would packing peanuts be sufficient?Mrfister1116 said:I’ve gotten some in with no insulation, others will have styrofoam board cut to just fit inside the box.
Ok thanks. I’m going to use the free boxes. Do I need insulation or will newspaper work? How long does it take for them to arrive?jmaldo said:A couple of years ago, I shipped and received "Mystery" snails. As mentioned they were in a "Wet" paper towel with minimal water. When I shipped I used ziplocs, after sealed I taped them and double bagged. Then popped into a padded evenvelope. All arrived alive. The key is during shipping "Do Not" want them touching to prevent cracking shells and kept moist.
*Just a word of caution. Unless "Overnight" the shipping may take double the amount of time normally due to the recent USPS issues.
With boxes I would highly advice using bubble wrap/peanuts, the more cushion the better.wtusa1783 said:Do I need insulation or will newspaper work?
As mentioned up to USPS, I recently received a Priority Mail package. expected 2-3 days, ended up 7 days. Thankfully it was only plants.wtusa1783 said:How long does it take for them to arrive?
Jeez. So can I ship them right now? Maybe if I put live fish and fragile they may speed it up?jmaldo said:With boxes I would highly advice using bubble wrap/peanuts, the more cushion the better.
As mentioned up to USPS, I recently received a Priority Mail package. expected 2-3 days, ended up 7 days. Thankfully it was only plants.
So is fedex and ups more reliable at the moment?jmaldo said:Sometimes it has the opposite effect? Heard some horror stories.
I just read last week of clearly marked packages of "Live" animals sitting on the docks/post office for days. And well, you know what happens. Yep, dead.
I prefer not to and very rarely ship fish, and right now I would be very hesitant.
Some breeders I know have opted for UPS or Fedex instead, a few more $'s though.
Ok thanks. Any idea how much it would be for the priority male equivalent?jmaldo said:Yep, according to some fish shippers I know. As mentioned will be more $'s, but better than the alternative.