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Re: [Killietalk] how much water for a breatheable bag
Matt, the only time I've "topped-off" the bags, it was with pure oxygen,
since I placed 8 of the 11.5" X 19" breathing-bags containing 2 cups of
brackish water and two adults of Fundulus grandis in each bag, destination
Indianapolis, Indiana. Since I used pure oxygen, then there was better
insurance of the bags all being tightly packed (therefore touching each
other) of survival in my thick styrofoam box. I did not wrap each bag with
layers of newspaper and allowed them to contact each other, figuring that
the O2 would counteract the need of the bags to do the gas-exchange bit
entirely by themselves. It worked!
Ask Ralph Neth if you don't believe me........
----- Original Message -----
From: "matt kaufman" <igotadose at hotmail_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 1:41 PM
Subject: [Killietalk] how much water for a breatheable bag
> The times I've used these bags, I've made 'tight golf balls' of water,
> rationalizing that the more water, the less concentration of ammonia. If'
> I'm going with breathable bags and packing them like regular bags (some
> water, fish and a lot of air), why bother with the breathable bags at all?
> I've received fish once in Breathable bags that were packed with lots of
> and not much water, and most of the fish were DOA. I shipped my fish with
> about a tablespoon of water in those 'sausage' killi bags and didn't have
> loss in exchange.
> One of the other reasons I've been slow to adopt breathable bags for
> shipping is, in the 'tight golf ball' scenario, the weight can start
> So, how much water in a breathable bag for shipping?
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