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Re: [Killietalk] "no eggs"
"Thus, when I go on Aquabid to shop for eggs, I'd usually avoid bidding on
auctions that offer fewer than 50 eggs, just to ensure that a sizeable
amount of eggs will survive the transportation"
Yeah, Aquabid...might also check out the number of auctions the seller has
under their belt... personally I've been batting about 50/50 there...
...about 1/2 of the stuff I got there and elsewhere was either dry saw dust
(coir usually) or anaerobic "mud" in plastic wrap, and almost always jammed
into a tiny 2"x4" paper vanilla envelope (NTM sent as CHEAPLY as
possible)...got to see my 1st belly sliders then, if I was lucky...
After I got a few eggs from Bulgaria and Japan that arrived in excellent
shape and packaging (w/super hatching results); my worries skyrocketed over
the eggs I SENT elsewhere...(God only knows how many "duds" I sent out
....In the past I would just stick the peat bag in a bubble pack mailer and
let it go at that (or worse)...But some of these guys with hundreds of
transactions are serious traders and know what the heck they are doing. I've
since tried to "shamelessly" copy & combined their assorted packaging &
shipping techniques: Treating wet eggs like they were live fish; insulating
the h_ll out of the packaging; paying the extra $2 for "priority" whenever
possible...blah blah blah...
Anyways, there is definitely an "Art" to shipping eggs & the skill seems to
vary a lot with the breeders....KC
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