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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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How do you guys mail bettas in the summer?

I know that usps uses ups trucks for long-distance delivery, but delivers it with the mail int the mail truck. they only use mail trucks to get from post office to home. I also know ups trucks get so hot that things regularly explode in the backs. Does a cool pack really help?

I want to make a hobby of going to petco, finding the sick (popeye, fungus) bettas and bringing them home, nursing them back to helath, and selling them online. could I try selling them locally instead?
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i thought of it to, i don't think they need a cool pack since betta's are tropical fish and there water goes around 75-82 (?)

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the trcks get up to 110 on an 80 degree day
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use a cold pack

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Just without a heat pack. Its not that hot the full way through..... theyre either in a plane or building except the actual delivery.

This forum generally recommends colder water for some reason...

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No, ups trucks sit outside all night.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 04:55 PM
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Trust me. If it were to get that hot all of my snails and plants that I ship would be dead along with all of the live food cultures. They always have no insulation and arrive alive every single time. They are never dead, not a single one. I don't think they get that hot. And if they leave it over night then it will stay the outside temperature

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Ok, I won;t disageee, but also, No they et bout 110-120 in the summer overnight, I have lost pets fro being in the car on a hot day :'(
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@mo do you use a cool pack?
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-24-2012, 05:02 PM
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Okay. But you have to realize, they still don't get that hot. Many sellers don't use cool packs for bettas, and I dnt even use cool packs. Neither do the sellers I Purchase from. I've never receive or sent anything that arrived dead

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