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Express mailing herps

Post by NASAU DAV » Sun, 08 Jan 1995 13:32:27



        Thanx to the feedback I've been getting about Chameleons from you guys,
I've decided against making my first Chameleon a Carpet c.  I saw an add in
Reptile magazine from a breeder of Jackson's Chameleons in Forst Worth, Texas.
I live in NYC.  
        I called him up and he said that if I was interested, he would send one
express mail.  Knowing by now that Jackson's chameleons are very delicate
creatures, I want to know if the animal would survive the two day trip.

        Thanx

 
 
 

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Post by Mark F. Mill » Sun, 08 Jan 1995 15:43:50



Quote:

>        Thanx to the feedback I've been getting about Chameleons from you guys,
>I've decided against making my first Chameleon a Carpet c.  I saw an add in
>Reptile magazine from a breeder of Jackson's Chameleons in Forst Worth, Texas.
>I live in NYC.
>        I called him up and he said that if I was interested, he would send one
>express mail.  Knowing by now that Jackson's chameleons are very delicate
>creatures, I want to know if the animal would survive the two day trip.

All shipping is risky and has some degree of mortality. The variables include
the temperature at the time of shipment --with greatest losses in the Winter
and hottest parts of the Summer.

A Delta "Dash" shipment (about $30) is *much* faster and safer.

         Regards,
                  Mark F. Miller                 FAX: 215-464-3561

         Herpetology Online Network (SysOp) -->  BBS: 215-698-1905

 
 
 

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Post by pp000.. » Mon, 09 Jan 1995 19:34:48


I dont trust the post office to keep your express mail package safe from
the cold weather. Even an hour or two exposure to some of the 30 degree
weather we've been having would kill it.

 
 
 

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Post by David Rus » Fri, 13 Jan 1995 06:43:52



|> ...
|> All shipping is risky and has some degree of mortality. The variables include
|> the temperature at the time of shipment --with greatest losses in the Winter
|> and hottest parts of the Summer.
|>
|> A Delta "Dash" shipment (about $30) is *much* faster and safer.

Actually $52.06 (I've payed it *many* times). Standard airfrieght on
reptiles is about $31. Airfreight gets it there in 24 hours, verses Dash in
which it rides booked flights and should arrive *almost* as fast as
a passenger. In reality Dash shipments often miss connecting flights with
45 minute or less switchover times. It is still a safer bet then standard
Airfreight.