Saltwater Shrimp and pods at good prices

Discussion in 'Sources for Cephalopods and Food' started by Thales, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Did you order the pods? What kind of mix did it have?
     
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    TQN O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I am also happy with my recent order from them. I ordered feeder shrimp, and decided to get the 'pods just to see what they would send. There were lots more large amphipods than I had expected--it was hard to judge how many, as they included several sheets of filter media for the 'pods to hide in, but the bag was crawling with them. Several hundred at least. Definitely enough to make it worthwhile to order as a food source for my baby cuttles. I will be ordering again from them in the future. :cuttle:
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I did order the pods, but I didn't pay attention to the mix. I'll look when I get home.

    They have a limited shipping schedule so be sure to check it before you order.
     
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    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    Will they ship feeders USPS? What I love about Sach's is not having to pay a fortune for overnight on organisms that don't need it.
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    When I compared, their prices were cheaper than Paul's - including shipping.
     
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    k0mpresd GPO Registered

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    their site says $24.99 for invert shipping. paul sells 25 shore shrimp for $19.95/shipped. maybe im missing something ?
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    100 shore shrimp from Paul - 56.95
    100 from Reefs2go - 38.99 (including shipping)

    For smaller amounts Paul is cheaper.
     
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    k0mpresd GPO Registered

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    ah. i was missing something. :tomato:
     
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    thanks for the site

    Thank you for the link to the site I am going to order from them today.

    Lance
     
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    Nice! I will be ordering some shrimp from them too! just curious..what is the size of those shrimps? 1"?
     
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    bluespotocto Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Does any one know how big the shrimp are?
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Between 1/2 and 1 inch. If you want smaller order from them. If you want larger order from aquaculturestore.com

    Of course, their sizes may change without notice.
     
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    Reefs 2 go just refunded my order for live feeder shrimp. Christina said that they are having difficutly obtaining them due to sea conditions and do not expect an improvement next
    week.
    Very quick response. This is just an FYI.
     
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    Yup, I haven't asked for a refund yet but I ordered a week ago and they keep asking me if I want a refund.

    I know it's out of their control but that doesn't help feed the cuttles. Back to SACHS. Only a $5 difference for me anyway.
     
  16. shipposhack

    shipposhack Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    Are their pods small enough for newborn cuttles? My last shipment of mysids from Paul all died. I didn't get to feed any to my cuttles. I am going to buy from him one more time hoping this was bad batch. If these don't work out I am planning to buy from Reed Mariculture unless these pods are small enough.
     
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    Paul's mysis need about 2 to 3 days of slow acclimation. (not sure why, never tested the water) The day I get them, I add about 1/3 bag volume of my tank water to theirs. If you just do the 15 to 30 min temp and then let them go,they will all start to spin and die. JUST a little FYI.
    Reef2Go still a reefnogo. :smile2:
     
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    Thanks for the heads up MrED. I will try to remember to try your method if I need them again as I have never had any success keeping them for long.
     
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