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Weather (was Re: Killies in Singapore)
> ... BTW, what's the average weather like in both the East and
> West coast of US... is it still too cold for mailing eggs??... understood
> that some New Yorkers were freezing their guts out.
We mostly avoid shipping live fish between Nov. and March in most of the
Calif. is warmed by the Pacific, so our winter weather on the coast is
mild enough, usually. I have shipped to Oregon and Arizona in winter
with no problem. Fish to Colorado, OTOH, got very chilled.
Some of the cooler-water South American annual eggs should ship very
well, but rain-forest species may need to wait a month or two.
> I've also joined the AKA recently and am looking forward to receiving their
> BNL (Business Newsletter) where I understand will have fish/egg trading.
Welcome. The guidelines in the BNL, for winter shipping, are a good
You may want to check you local customs to see if there is a problem
importing eggs or fish. In this country, they don't train customs agents
very well, and they often mistake peat for soil. [We try to protect our
strong agriculture industry by avoiding bringing in certain nematodes
that live in dirt.]
In other countries (Argentina comes to mind) *any* package coming in
through the mail is likely to just disappear. I'm sure that's not a big
problem in sg.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home dot com
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