Mail order inverts - OK in the cold
I emailed Drs' Foster and Smith concerned that I should wait until its warmer to order snails and hermits, and maybe a starfish (brittle). Here's what they told me...
Thank you for your inquiry to Drs. Foster and Smith. There is no need to worry about ordering any time of the year. We are successful shipping our live stock all year long, as we watch the temperatures in the different parts of the country and add appropriate number of heat packs. The heat added is to avoid a fast drop in temperature. Meanwhile the shipping water will arrive cool thus holding more oxygen for the specimens. We hope you find this information helpful.
Anybody have any reason for me to doubt them??
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