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Methods to ship Malasian Trumpet Snails
>From: "David Robinson" wrote:
>Subject: Methods to ship Malasian Trumpet Snails?
>Have any of you successfully shipped Malayan Trumpet
>Snails through std US mail. What methods did you use?
>(Packaging, numbers of snails, how much water, etc.)
I wouldn't worry too much about these guys. George Booth sent me my first
batch along with some video tapes. They were in a small jar with some water
in a box with some packing material. As they were crossing a border it took
them *3 weeks* to get here (held at customs I am sure). They were immobile
when I got them. I thought they might all be dead. I put them in some fresh
tank water and watched and every single one of them was okay.
I recently cleaned out my big Eheim filter and several MTS were living in
there. I didn't know that until they rinsed out in the *HOT* water. I
picked out some of the larger ones and dropped them into the corner of a
tank thinking I would scoop them out if they didn't move. They all dug
themselves into the substrate within an hour and were just fine.
Your snails will probably enjoy the trip!