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Re: [Killietalk] Shipping fish
Yeah, but you don't live in Baker, Louisiana where everyone at the Post
Office knows your name!
----- Original Message -----
From: <lehmann at jlab_org>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 2:58 PM
Subject: [Killietalk] Shipping fish
> Hi Fellow killinuts.
> Packaged and prepared correctly, nearly all killies
> will handle shipping within the US via priority
> mail. I use an exterior cardboard box, unmarked in
> these times, with a styrofoam box on the inside.
> The best styro is a preformed one with a molded to
> fit lid. After the fish are packed inside, tape
> the styro lid in place, covering the gap around the
> entire box with packing tape or duct tape to prevent
> air movement.
> Tape the cardboard box securely.
> In a historical note: In 1979 I sent a box of killies
> to Vancouver, British Columbia. It got caught in a
> Canadian mail strike. When finally delivered after
> 17 days enroute, all of the fish were alive, but very
> skinny. Prepared well, killies can survive most
> shipping times, barring exposure to extremes of hot
> or cold.
> PS: Anybody want some of the old style "Live Fish-
> Keep Warm" labels/stickers?
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