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danny zubot
09-28-2009, 05:43 PM
Where can I get shipping heat packs in or around Castlegar?

Ephraim
09-28-2009, 05:58 PM
most 7-11s have them

Ryan
09-28-2009, 06:39 PM
Walmart too look in the hunting or fishing section.

danny zubot
09-28-2009, 06:51 PM
7-11 carries shipping supplies?

Ephraim
09-28-2009, 10:09 PM
24 hour boot warmers, same thing

danny zubot
09-28-2009, 10:39 PM
Sounds good thanks.

Myka
09-29-2009, 01:25 AM
If you use boot warmers, get the smaller glove warmers since the human ones usually get up to 140 F, or just check that they don't get too hot. The fish/reptile ones only get to 100 F.

danny zubot
10-01-2009, 05:55 AM
Just picked up some hand warmers from Mark's Work Warehouse. Right now I'm running a test to see if how they work. They claim to run an average temp of 135F, to a max of 165F. I placed them in a box filled with styrofoam peanuts and bubble wrap. I've used one warmer and placed it under the bag of water from my tank with my temp sensor running into the box. It seams to be holding an ambient temp inside of about 70.9F. Will post an update in the morning.

Danny

Ryan
10-01-2009, 06:55 AM
I used to ship my snakes using those heat packs. I would have to drive 5 hrs from Grand Prairie to Edmonton then put them on a plane to where ever. Sometimes it was 12 hours before they got to their destination. I never once had a problem when they were packed properly. I dont think you will have a problem with yours.

danny zubot
10-01-2009, 04:16 PM
Well, last night the temp in the box peaked at 71.6F, which isn't bad I guess. This morning it dropped to 69.3. The corals will be a bit cool upon arrival but they'll be ok. I can always add another heat pack just to be safe.

banditpowdercoat
10-01-2009, 04:18 PM
Whenever I get anyting shipped, usually comes with 2 heat packs just taped to the lid of the styrofoam shipping container.

Ryan
10-01-2009, 08:17 PM
This is what I did one on the bottom and one on the lid. If you can find the foot warmer pads they get the same temperature and are 2x the size.

Myka
10-02-2009, 12:51 AM
I am surprised the ambient temperature isn't higher seeing as the temp coming off them is significantly higher than fish/reptile heat packs. This is interesting. I wonder if they would work better than the fish/reptile heat packs then?