[Zbrafish] cold weather shipping

Judy Bennett via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by jbennett from bio.umass.edu)
Mon Jan 19 09:44:17 EST 2009


I think we were going to possibly go this route, but were wondering  
if they would last long enough...

Thanks for the response.
Judy


On Jan 16, 2009, at 4:35 PM, Bill Mebane 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
>>
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>> 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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