There's enough air in the bag for a few days and enough water to keep them wet so most will make the trip. But the best way to ship them is in a larger bag with enough water to cover them.
Anyway I still look forward to reading this story!!
Who am I? Well I am a Junior Member of the International Betta Congress and a breeder of white HMPKs, red dragon HMPKs, black/red dragon HMPKs, metallic multi HMPKs, blue masked HMPKs, and now multi color HMs. Soon to add black HMs. I will be showing in New Breeder class in fall of 2012.