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I want them to treat it good though, I will just write fragile on it, and water- or else if it leaks, they will treat it as hazmat
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Actually labeling it "Fragile" does more harm than good. I've seen enough videos of employees purposely treating boxes labeled as "Fragile" terribly.
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Actually I believe you need a permit to ship those type of snails

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Mo is right- you do need a permit to ship those snails legally.
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Actually labeling it "Fragile" does more harm than good. I've seen enough videos of employees purposely treating boxes labeled as "Fragile" terribly.
I've also seen them handle boxes not marked fragile terribly. Personally i think it's better off marked fragile because then at least the people who care, that might otherwise be rough with the packages, might take it easy. I can just hear them saying after delivering the smashed box saying "well it wasn't marked as fragile".

While i'm sure there are some bad eggs out there they are most likely few and far between or else we would most likely not be able to ship at least 50% of the stuff the world ships. That would mean No CD's, no musical instruments, computers & other electronics, anything glass, ect.

One of the reasons you don't mark live fish is that some people may take extra care of the package, placing it on a heater on a cold day, or putting it someplace cold on a hot day counter-acting the heat pad or lack thereof.
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Good info on this thread. I always like to mark my packages "CAUTION CAUTION PERISHABLE PLEASE NO HEAT OR COLD", "LIVE TROPICAL FISH", and "THIS SIDE UP", (with arrows). Here is section 526.6 of the USPS, Small, Harmless Cold-Blooded Animals. It refers to animals that can be mailed via the USPS. Also a link is provided for more in depth information on mailable animals and those that are not mailable.

526.6 Small, Harmless, Cold–Blooded Animals

Small, harmless, cold–blooded animals, except for snakes, turtles, and turtle eggs, are mailable only when they meet certain requirements. For some examples, see Exhibit 526.6.

Exhibit 526.6Requirements for Mailing Small, Harmless, Cold–Blooded Animals (Except Snakes, Turtles, and Turtle Eggs)
General Requirements:
All animals in this group:
Must be able to reach their destination in good condition in the normal transit time between the mailing and address points.
Must not require any food, water, or attention during transport.
Must not create sanitary problems.
Must not create obnoxious odors.
Specific Requirements by Animal:
Baby Alligators
Baby Caimans
Chameleons
Frogs
Lizards
Newts
Reptiles and Amphibians
Salamanders
Tadpoles and Toads
Animals must not exceed 20 inches in length.
No additional requirements, except the applicable standards in DMM 601.9.
Packaging must comply with DMM 601.9.3.11.
Specific Requirements by Animal:
Goldfish
Tropical Fish
Fish must be held in a securely sealed primary receptacle.
Primary receptacle must be cushioned with sufficient absorbent material to take up all liquid in case of leakage.
Primary receptacle and absorbent cushioning material must be sealed within waterproof outer (shipping) packaging.


LINK TO MAILABLE ANIMALS SECTION

LINK TO NON-MAILABLE ANIMALS SECTION
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You can mail them, but you need to apply for permit PPQ 526 to mail interstate, Briggs are considered potential pests.
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ok... what if I dont have a permit?
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it said nothing about Pomacea Bridgesii
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