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Old 12-07-2011, 01:28 PM   #1 
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Shipping Question

Has anyone here shipped bettas in the winter? I've recently began selling some of my fish on aquabid, and so far I have used the packaging method described on in one of the threads here. My question is what extra precaution (if any) should I take if I want to ship bettas now that is getting cold in most places. What do you do when you ship in the winter? Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:31 PM   #2 
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Add a heat pack they come in 30 and 60 hr. Yesterday I received a DOA which I paid for overnight shipping because the shipper didn't add a heat pack.

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Old 12-07-2011, 01:43 PM   #3 
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I am very sorry to hear about your DOA, that's exactly what I am trying to avoid. I usually add a 40 hour heat pack, but im not sure if I should add 2 now or if one would be good
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:47 PM   #4 
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I think it depends on how long it takes to get to where they are going, and how many fish are being shipped. For overnight, 1 should be enough if they are insulated enough.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:15 PM   #5 
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You shouldn't double up on heatpacks, it will just double to heat produced and not the time.
Check the heat chart for the heatpacks and use the one that works best for the shipping method you're using.
As long as the box is insulated, the heatpack will do it's job.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:57 PM   #6 
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+1^

A 40 hour heat pack will be sufficient for express shipping but for priority you really need 72 hour ones. Personally I always get 72 hour ones regardless of whether I'm shipping priority or express because you never know what can happen.

This is the seller I use and I highly recommend him. Excellent service.
http://heatpack.webs.com/
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:15 PM   #7 
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Ya, my "Express" delivery took 3 days to get here.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:03 PM   #8 
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thanks, the help is much appreciated, I will order 70 hour ones before i ship again
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