[Zbrafish] cold weather shipping

Mary Georger via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by mary_georger from URMC.Rochester.edu)
Fri Jan 16 17:06:37 EST 2009


Walgreen's also sells them by the box up here in the Northeast :)


On 1/16/09 4:35 PM, "Bill Mebane" <bmebane from mbl.edu> wrote:

> Judy - we are having some luck shipping embryos overnight using "Hot
> Hands" (disposable chemically activated hand warmers sold at fishing
> and hunting stores for appx $1/ea) There are a variety of manuf. but
> "Hot Hands" seems to be the best. The box should be one of the molded
> 2" thick styrofoam boxes...not the 3/4" foam boxes. The hand warmer
> has an adhesive side that we stick to the inside of the shipping box
> so the hand warmer is not in direct contact with the water bag. When
> the weather is really cold (<10F) 2-3 warmers are used - hint...it is
> possible to get a bad batch of these warmers so test one or two
> before you buy a box off the self.
> Bill
> 
> At 3:57 PM -0500 1/16/09, Lawrence, Christian wrote:
>> D Lains at ZIRC does, I'm sure.
>> 
>> Christian Lawrence
>> Aquatic Resources Program
>> Children's Hospital Boston
>> 320 Longwood Avenue
>> Boston, MA 02115
>> 617.919.2738 (office)
>> 617.730.0836 (fax)
>> christian.lawrence from childrens.harvard.edu
>> 
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: zbrafish-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu
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>> To: zbrafish from net.bio.net <zbrafish from magpie.bio.indiana.edu>
>> Sent: Fri Jan 16 11:03:01 2009
>> Subject: [Zbrafish] cold weather shipping
>> 
>> Does anyone have a reliable protocol for (overnight) shipping adult
>> fish and/or embryos in these frigid temps?
>> 
>> Thanks
>> Judy Bennett
>> UMass, Amherst
>> 
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