Shipping wiki: Which method for which creature?

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Off the back of this thread, we've decided to start a wiki for which creatures are appropriate for different shipping methods.
Dry / Damp Coral Shipping Methods - page 2 - Corals - General Corals - ReefBase Marine Fish & Reef Keeping Forum

Here's a start...

In a non-breathable bag, with water and air
Fish
Shrimps
Sponges
Tube worms

In a non-breathable bag, with water, topped with oxygen
Let's face it...who even has the kit to do this?  Ok, so in theory it's better than the method above, but it's not going to be common amongst the masses.

In a breathable bag, with water (no space for any gas)
As for the first method.  The idea is there's less sloshing around, so it can reduce stress.

'Damp' shipped - wrapped in breathable wet paper, in a sealed bag, with air
Snails
Crabs
In theory, all mucus coated corals (softies, LPS, SPS)
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Reply #1

I've seen people blow air into the bag for fish by mouth... Obviously that's a bad idea...
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I talked to a coral shipper a while back. He was saying he had alot of mortality with euphyllia  during longer shipping like a courier due to tissue damage. He was planning to attach a float to the rock and keep the coral upside down in the bag.  Anyone heard of that before ?

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I seem to remember ive had corals shipped in this way , from gods help me Fleabay
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I talked to a coral shipper a while back. He was saying he had alot of mortality with euphyllia  during longer shipping like a courier due to tissue damage. He was planning to attach a float to the rock and keep the coral upside down in the bag.  Anyone heard of that before ?
Yes, I've had this from LFS.  Hanging it from some polystyrene means the fleshy parts should not get bashed/squashed against the edges of the bag.  It's common for SPS too.

If you have a read of the damp shipping article I posted, it mentions LPS fowling the bag with their slime due to the water sloshing around and stressing them.  Hanging them will help, as they shouldn't then get bashed, but they will still get sloshed about, and may fowl the water.

Might be worth giving a couple of frags of something he's had trouble with in the past a go at the hanging, and damp methods and see which one does better?  Tell him to get on here and give us an update :-D
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