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AS-462

September 6, 2013 – 11:34

Art in Real Life
AQUACULTURE EXTENSION, AS-462-W
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program
IL-IN-SG-FS-91-3

Transport of Fish in Bags

Introduction

There are several reasons why bag shipment may be the best choice for the shipper. First, very small fish and fry could be damaged by attempts to ship quantities of them in large tanks. Second, due to the extreme distances involved, bag shipment may offer economic advantages to shipping by airfreight or bus. This fact sheet will focus on transport of fish, but with minor modifications such as reduced water for plants, the techniques and principals discussed would also apply to shellfish and plants.

Water Quality During Shipping

Temperature

To achieve the desired transport temperature, fish should be held in tanks that have access to cool water. By holding the fish in tanks for two days, the water temperature can be gradually reduced with additions of cool water from the cleanest available source. After loading the fish into bags final decreases and maintenance of temperatures during transport can be accomplished through additions of ice, or more commonly with the use of blue ice packs.

Ice or the blue ice packs are often used during transport, especially over longer transport periods that might allow increases in temperature. One-half pound of ice will reduce the temperature of one gallon of water by about 10oF. Insulated Styrofoam shipping boxes are also used to prevent outside temperatures from influencing the temperature of the transport water. In certain instances, ice coolers are used for transport.

Dissolved Oxygen

The amount of oxygen that can be dissolved in water is based on water temperature. When the upper level is reached the water is referred to as being "saturated with oxygen." DO saturation is higher for cool water than for warm water. For example, at sea level DO saturation of 45oF water is 12.1 parts per million (ppm) while at 60oF saturation is 10.0 ppm. Because pure oxygen is used during bag transport, DO levels in the water will be saturated and the low oxygen levels will usually not be a problem, unless the bag is improperly sealed or develops holes caused from the spines of large fish. It is important to have a 75% volume of oxygen in the bag to insure adequate diffusion of oxygen at the surface of the water.

pH

Carbon Dioxide

Ammonia

Table 1. Percent of ammonia in the un-ionized form at different temperatures (oF) and pH values

Source: www.extension.purdue.edu

Box 6" x 4" x 4" Corrugated Boxes (25/Pack)
Office Product (Box)
  • Manufactured from 200#/ECT-32 kraft corrugated.
  • Cartons are sold in bundle quantities and ship flat to save on storage space and shipping.

Important packing info

Packing your bike in a regular bike box is fine for shipping, but whatever type of box you use you absolutely must remember to put a brace in the front fork or there's a good chance it'll get crushed. New bikes ship with these on so, like cardboard boxes, you can get these free at a bike shop.
If you remove the rear wheel when you pack the bikes make sure you put something in the rear triangle too, like an old garbage hub or you can get a piece of copper pipe cut to the correct length at a hardware store and put the rear quick-release through it and tighten it in the rear dropouts.
One last thing; whether the rear wheel is on or off you should undo the rear derailleur

This works - generalized.

You could build a plywood box but it will cost a fortune to ship due to the weight. If you have enough money to go that route than have it professionally crated and shipped.
A colleague shipped paintings from Europe in a wooden crate she'd made but there are alternatives.
You can "make" a form fitted box out of heavy corrugated cardboard and crate packing tape. A double box is suggested.
I've done this and friends have shipped paintings from London using the following method.
Visit appliance stores etc. - ask the owner or a manager to save you a refrigerator box or even two, and start from there

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Office Product (Avery)
  • TrueBlock Technology completely covers everything underneath
  • Labels are bright white for professional results every time
  • Perforated label sheets provide easy separation into labels and receipts
  • Use white shipping labels for all your shipping and mailing needs
  • Works well with United States Postal Service Click-N-Ship, Pitney Bowes Shipstream Manager Deluxe, eBay and PayPal online postage
  • TrueBlock Technology completely covers everything underneath
  • Labels are bright white for professional results every time
  • Perforated label sheets provide easy separation into labels and receipts
  • Works well with United States Postal Service Click-N-Ship, Pitney Bowes Shipstream Manager Deluxe, eBay and PayPal online postage and other popular shipping software
  • Use white shipping labels for all your shipping and mailing needs
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Health and Beauty (Lumiere products)
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  • use as retail box for small items - personalize with labels
  • 50 per lot, would ship flat & bundled, assembles in seconds
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Single Detail Page Misc (The Learning Journey)
  • Age Rating of 3 years old plus
  • Kid size Shopping cart with 24 plastic and cardboard food items
  • Friendly talking cash register with three play modes
  • Encourages role play and problem solving, introduces numbers and basic counting
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