just recieved my eggs

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  1. lilalancarey

    lilalancarey O. vulgaris Registered

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    Im not very happy about this... i tracked my shipment ALLL day yesterday. UPS recieved it at 10:15 am yesterday morning. Feb 10th. i recieved it at 9 am this morning feb 11th. the bag was kinda cold and the heat packet wasnt hot anymore.

    do you think they could still be a live? the eggs dont like deflated and look good viable (but what the hell do i know)
     
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    whats the coldest temperature they would withstand?
     
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    the temperature was 71.4 degrees. just stuck my Thermometer Probe in the bag. =/
     
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    I would think there is a very good chance they would still be alive. Give it a shot and see what happens, you really have nothing to loose other than time waiting to see if they hatch out. I would acclimate them very slowly and keep my fingers crossed. Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in.
     
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    Warm them up very slowly, since there was probably a gradual temperature drop, there is a chance they are still alive. Good luck. Oh, and 71 degrees isn't that bad.
     
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    Just finished acclimating them to 78 degree. Water. Found one dead out of its egg after I poured them from bad into acclimatio tank. :( I have 4 left. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and start my mysid shrimp tank I guess. Bc it wud be such a waste to just let those all eat themselves :(
     
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    Still no sign of movement, out of the 4 eggs 2 are big, 1 is medium and.1 is small. I wish that cuttle arrived alive I would have been so happy and confident in my eggs hatching now I'm so worried that I wasted 160 on food and eggs... :( if that one cuttle didn't arrive dead I'd have a little more confidence in them. I'm In the midst of filing a complaint eith UPS , well see where that goes... Probably nowhere.
     
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    Still no sign of movement, out of the 4 eggs 2 are big, 1 is medium and.1 is small. I wish that cuttle arrived alive I would have been so happy and confident in my eggs hatching now I'm so worried that I wasted 160 on food and eggs... :( if that one cuttle didn't arrive dead I'd have a little more confidence in them. I'm In the midst of filing a complaint eith UPS , well see where that goes... Probably nowhere.
     
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    I hate to say it, but I thought that when I received my eggs, that the one that hatched was dead. I acclimated him with the eggs anyway. He was moving when I put something near him. I didn't always see a lot of movement in the eggs but all mine hatched. I could see them move a little when I used a flashlight at night. I hope your eggs hatch and you get to see baby cuttles. They are pretty exciting.
     
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    lilalancarey: any update? have you gotten out your flashlight and candled the eggs to see if there are any changes or movement?
     
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    No movement that I can see through a flashlight, I even killed my mysid shrimp by overheating the tank with a brand new broken heater I got specifically for that tank so these cuttles really aren't working out lol. 3 copepod cultures going strong though. I touched one of the eggs and the cuttle popped out somewhat decayed and pale white. I'm just going to call ups today tell them they ****ed up. Hopefully get reimbursed ror at least the 50 shipping and order new ones today. :( I hope paradise pet shop still has eggs in stock though because at least I know the eggs are viable. I still have 3 more eggs ill just leave them there for now but I have no hope anymore.
     
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    Sorry to hear the eggs didn't make it and the heater messed up. When you got your eggs were they individually packaged with a metal staple on the bag?
     
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    They were all in one bag wrapped in another bag, with a heat pack on tip in a styrofone box. They didn't make it because ups kept them at their. Warehouse for an extra day then they were supposed to ship them out that morning :( and thanks. I'm happy to see your cuttles are doing great almond. U gave me a lot of confidence in paradise pet shop :)
     
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    I have to say, I would still order from them. I thought that the one that hatched during shipping was dead becuase it didn't move, just seemed to move with the water when the bag moved. But then I put in a pair of tweazers to pull the egg membrane out and it changed colors. Who would of thought. I am really hoping that UPS does right by you! and I will be looking for your new eggs to come and everyone one of them hatch. The lesson I learned was to wait to order the live food til I got the eggs delivered and were ok. Even if they hatched just then they don't seem to want to eat for the first couple of days. Good luck. I will let you know if I find/try another source.
     

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