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What type of fish is in the middle of CaptiveReefs (top left corner of page...hint it is the main character in Finding Nemo) )

Shipping Snails.


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    seahorsedreams - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    Default Shipping Snails.

    I'm going to send a friend a handful of smallish Maragrita snails... what have y'all found to be the best way to ship?
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    get a papertowel and soak it in tankwater and then bag them up and box em up. that works AWESOME and the shipping weight is minimal!!!!
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    seahorsedreams - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    This provides the same outcome as when they are placed in water?

    I have rebreather bags. And I'm only sending about 12 or so....

    While I have ya here :-) I was thinking about sending some Lookie Cookies... they are a filter feeding crab found her in california. Sands crabs. Can they be sent just in some water or would it be best to send them in a little sand. Or would the sand actually be a hinderance?

    I guess I should also look at the weather patterns to see if there would be any hot spots enroute.
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    graphixx - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    as for the crabs, I would do just some water I think that would be fine for those little guys and for the snails in the soaked paper towels. it works awesome!!!! are you doing 2 day or overnight??? either way you should be fine. if the weather is cold jus throw some heat packs and that will keep them toasty
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    The wet paper towel works great... during the spring on one year I ordered 300 or so nassarius snails from a fella off FleaBay, three days shipping for some reason, but way less than 1% loss.
    Every electronic device is manufactured with smoke stored deep inside... only a true genius can find a way to set it free.

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    seahorsedreams - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    K, I'll use some paper towel. I'm worried about there being heat somewhere verses cold. These snails are cold water critters.

    I dremeled the top coating off of one of these snails.... they are AWESOME mother of pearl underneath....... lemme grab a big I took awhile back.
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    seahorsedreams - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    Isn't that awesome!

    acove - Shipping Snails.
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    If anyone else would have said they dremeled off the top of the snails shell, I would be suprised. Why didn't is suprise me when you said it? Just out of curiosity, why did you decide to grind off the top coating of a snail shell? (That's something I would do, lol)

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    seahorsedreams - Reefkeeper Registered User
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    LOL.... there was a little of the Mother of Pearl peeking through the black shell. You could pick some of the outer shell off with a finger nail. But then I thought how sweet they would be if they were total Mother of Pearl. Unfortunately I don't have a tank to put them in.
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