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Posted by dancetoday on January 05, 2003 at 09:40:16:
In Reply to: Shipping Leos in cold weather? posted by dt1977 on January 01, 2003 at 23:15:43:
I have the exact same question but to ship to North Carolina. I've shipped beardies but not leos and don't know how well they tolerate variations in heat and cold. I find my 20 & 30 hour heat packs are always cold even though I use UPS AM which gets them there in about 17 hours.
:I am a hobby breeder and I need to ship a gecko to the chicago area the temp there is around 32F. I was wondering if it would be safe to ship or should I wait for warmer weather. I am using a styro-cooler box inside a regular cardboard box. The heat pack (uniheat 40-hour) I was planning to ship USPS express.
:I was also wondering if anyone has a breakdown on when to use additional heat packs. I have found that in mild temp (65F) the heat pack effectively heats up the box to around 10-13F higher.
:Should I punch holes in the cardboard box and styro or just the styro or neither? Should I use two heat packs. What temps should I expect my package to be exposed to?