A note about shipping: These shrimp are shipped in an insulated box with bags of ice during the summer months. Mid winter, the shrimp are shipped in plenty of saltwater with oxygen and in an insulated box, but usually without a heat pack. That's right; cold is better than heat. We have shipped this way for the past 3 winter seasons. They will have recently been collected from waters in the 30s and 40s. And after collecting, we do not keep them in a warm environment here. This keeps the "shock" level down for traveling north. The shrimp will arrive to you "sleepy," but healthy.
We have found that adding a heat pack usually does not add to the comfort of their trip. They leave cold and become warm in transit. Then, the pack usually cools down upon reaching the destination. The "up, down" temps stress the animals. We have less reported DOAs when the shrimp ship without a heatpack.
IMPORTANT: Please read before buying this live product:
I guarantee live arrival of our live specimens:
BUT CERTAIN CONDITIONS MUST BE MET
Someone must be present to receive and inspect the package on the FIRST DELIVERY attempt. We must be notified of DOA (dead on arrival) within TWO HOURS of FIRST DELIVERY TIME . PICTURES NEED TO BE OF LIVE ANIMALS IN THE BAG UNOPENED!!! If these conditions are met, then we will replace the DOA at CREDIT ONLY. If you want a replacement you'll need to pay shipping again as SHIPPING IS NONREFUNDABLE. These are live organisms. THEY CANNOT SURVIVE OUTSIDE OR IN YOUR MAILBOX FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. All Orders are shipped on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesday so any orders after Monday will ship the following week.