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About TheGlassBox

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  • Birthday 01/31/1963

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    Female
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    Wayne, Maine
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    Planted aquariums, fish, invertebrates, kayaking, fishing and camping.
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    Bloody Mary, PRL, OEBT, Blue Dream

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  1. TheGlassBox

    Shipping shrimp in hot Florida weather

    Well said! All you can do is pack them as well as you can with styrofoam, insulation and cool packs and then it's up to the whim of the "Postal Gods" LOL! I've been fairly surprised that I've only lost 1 shipment this season, and it was in June before things really heated up. I've been lucky so far this year. (knocks on wood).
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    Shipping shrimp in hot Florida weather

    I can be impatient too!
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    Heat killed my bloody marys

    Yeah!!! Alls well that ends well! 😄
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    Heat killed my bloody marys

    In order to do a hold for pickup, the package has to be shipped using the USPS website. Some people don't use the USPS website because they get a bigger discount from other sources like Paypal etc. Sounds like the second seller doesn't know this. Could be he's just used to using the other shipping services because he gets a discount, or maybe he/she is new. Tell him to use Click -n- Ship at USPS.com. I use a variety of sources to ship. But if a customer requests Hold for Pickup, it has to go through the USPS website.
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    Heat killed my bloody marys

    Yes, definitely hold for pickup! This summer has been brutally hot - everywhere - even here in the north! Not all delivery trucks are air conditioned. This time of year, the biggest unknown in shipping is how long the shrimp will be driving around town on the delivery truck, is the delivery truck air conditioned, and how long will they sit out in the sun or in a mailbox before the recipient can bring them indoors and out of the heat? I sell shrimp, fish and plants. And I buy shrimp, fish and plants. Where I live it can get really hot in the summer, and really cold in the winter. I also live at the end of a 750 foot driveway and running up and down the driveway every 15 minutes isn't very realistic. So at those times of the year, I alway try and have things shipped to me "Hold For Pickup". When a package is shipped Hold for Pickup, it will be held at the post office in a temperature controlled facility for the recipient to come and pick up the package. My post office is only a few miles down the road, and I'd rather drive down to pick up the package than worry about it being exposed to heat or cold for too long, or running up and down my long driveway. Although I surely could use the exercise LOL!" Your situation isn't a long driveway, it's that you're on the end of the delivery route. But the end result is the same. Additional exposure to stress. Yeah, definitely hold for pickup. It may be a pain to drive to the post office to pick up a package, but that's better than the disappointment of receiving a dead pet. This summer has been brutal for everyone all around the world.
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    Shipping shrimp in hot Florida weather

    Oh yes, and most experienced, reputable sellers have a "Live Arrival Guarantee". Check to see that yours does... Many sellers ask for you to contact them with any issues within 2 hours of delivery. I know it sounds harsh, but they do that to make sure that the recipient was responsible and didn't let the package sit out in the heat or cold all afternoon before taking it indoors. Hope this helps!
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    Shipping shrimp in hot Florida weather

    I think at this time of year, the biggest unknown in shipping is how long the shrimp will be driving around town on the delivery truck, is the delivery truck air conditioned, and how long will they sit out in the sun or in a mailbox before the recipient can bring them indoors and out of the heat? I sell shrimp, fish and plants. And I buy shrimp, fish and plants. Where I live it can get really hot in the summer, and really cold in the winter. I also live at the end of a 750 foot driveway and running up and down the driveway every 15 minutes isn't very realistic. So at those times of the year, I alway try and have things shipped to me "Hold For Pickup". When a package is shipped Hold for Pickup, it will be held at the post office for the recipient to come and pick up the package. My post office is only a few miles down the road, and I'd rather drive down to pick up the package than worry about it being exposed to heat or cold for too long, or running up and down my long driveway. Although I surely could use the exercise LOL! I think using overnight shipping, and hold for pick up - they should be fine.
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    Hi from NE Ohio

    Welcome on board! I have goldies too! I took on my Nephews pet goldfish when he went off to college. George and Gracie live in a 40B with a 30 gallon refugium. Oh yeah, I have shrimp too LOL!
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    Quick Sale

    OMG Santa Shrimp are so adorable. They're on my bucket list for sure... Maybe I'll look you up this winter. I think they're so cute.... 😍
  10. TheGlassBox

    Cat nip leaves

    Yeah, same for me. They like it boiled because it's softer and easier for them to eat, I think. If it hasn't been boiled it takes a day for it to soften enough for them... LOL!
  11. TheGlassBox

    Aura Pinto

    Nice! Any updates on the blue ones?
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    Cat nip leaves

    Wow, that's good info! It also looks like they're a good source of iron and other vitamins and minerals. Here's a link: https://www.livestrong.com/article/517716-nettle-kidney-function/ Might want to dry them and then boil first though, to remove the histamine on the hairs of the leaves and stems? Maybe? I've got a lot of that growing around my house! I'm going to pick and dry some...
  13. These guys are on my bucket list! Thanks for sharing! I think it's really interesting that they seem to be more social than other shrimp thus faring better in larger numbers. Kind of like fish...
  14. TheGlassBox

    Cat nip leaves

    Madcrafted: Nice work! Keep us posted... I've only used oak and maple leaves as I've got a lot of that in my area. They like them better if they're boiled to soften them up, but don't go crazy over them. Their favorite has always been boiled mulberry leaves. They go after them like candy, so I always use them as a baseline comparison... But the oak and maple make good bottom litter and probably grow biofilm pretty well.
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    Cat nip leaves

    Maybe it'll make them silly...
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