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PostSubject: Packing Scorps   10/13/2009, 11:59 am

How do you go about packing scorps for shipping?

Photos would also be a help if you have them... thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Packing Scorps   10/13/2009, 3:31 pm

Here's a couple of videos by one of our forum members, tabor:

Packing Large Scorps
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PostSubject: Re: Packing Scorps   10/13/2009, 10:53 pm

For packing babies, I cut a clear drinking straw in thirds, plug one end with damp paper towel, herd the scorpion in, and plug the other end.

Then I pack them in a small vial with paper towels in it for padding, then I place the vial within a well-padded box (usually padded with newspaper).

Larger scorpions, I skip the straw and go straight to the vial. This can be tricky with larger feisty species (packing Androctonus is a pain in the rear).

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PostSubject: Re: Packing Scorps   10/14/2009, 1:04 pm

I watched the vids that were posted.

Where does one obtain vials?
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PostSubject: Re: Packing Scorps   10/15/2009, 12:52 am

I got mine from a scientific supply company of some sort . . . split an order of 250 40-dram vials with a friend.

You can also get them if you buy Ts at shows / conventions; they usually are sold in vials like that.

Deli cups work to, either leftover from actual delis or from food supply places.

Edit: You can also use tupperware-type containers, but they're not as easy to get in cheap bulk.

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PostSubject: Re: Packing Scorps   10/15/2009, 3:56 am

Mr. Mordax wrote:
For packing babies, I cut a clear drinking straw in thirds, plug one end with damp paper towel, herd the scorpion in, and plug the other end.

Then I pack them in a small vial with paper towels in it for padding, then I place the vial within a well-padded box (usually padded with newspaper).

Larger scorpions, I skip the straw and go straight to the vial. This can be tricky with larger feisty species (packing Androctonus is a pain in the rear).




Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of the box they were shipped in; it was "air tight" and incredibly secure.
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PostSubject: Re: Packing Scorps   10/15/2009, 10:51 am

Heh . . . Laughing You'll have to forgive my handwriting; straws aren't easy to write on.

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PostSubject: Re: Packing Scorps   10/16/2009, 1:11 am

Handwriting was fine; the contents were what mattered cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Packing Scorps   10/19/2009, 4:44 pm

how do i pack scorpions:



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PostSubject: Re: Packing Scorps   10/20/2009, 12:32 pm

I dont do spiders... so that method is out.

Thanks for the help
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