Shipping Aquatic Inverts?

ArachnoCrazy

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I have wanted to know how to ship things such as diving beetles, water bugs/scorpians, back swimmers, aquatic snails, ect........ and have not found it by searching old post. So how do you guys ship them?
 

beetleman

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they are all pretty easy, just put them in a delicup/very wet papertowel,sphagnum moss,few airholes on top of the delicup,doesn't have to be soaken wet,but wet,that's how i shipped stuff like that never a problem.hope this helps.:)
 

beetleman

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ive heard ya got some giant diving beetles up there(dytiscus sp) had 1 awhile ago from somebody who lives up there,and man this was the biggest dytiscus ive seen:clap:
 

ArachnoCrazy

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yep we have some big ones, but unfortunately the only ones I have found that are that huge have been dead. I am trying to find some living large diving beetles to keep as pets. I do have a lot of these smaller diving beetles that are about 3/4" big right now.
 

beetleman

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they are awesome:clap: ive kept many sp. they are like little piranhas when it comes to feeding time.
 

Mr. Mordax

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I think I've heard of Belostomatidae bugs being shipped in wet leaves -- so I assume paper towels would be a suitable artificial substitute.
 

ArachnoCrazy

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Would aquatic snails be shipped the same way.

Thanks for your replies,

Jeremy
 
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dtknow

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I got some Abedus herberti sent in java moss. They did fine sent this way, no casualties among the adults. The babies did cannibalize significantly during transit however.
 
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