RE: [CBS] Re: CBS Next Show Confirmed May 12
I don’t know of a source for two inch bags but I’m sure someone on the list has a source. Two or three inch bags are plenty big enough for shipping a betta. Bettas only need 3-4 ounces of water so the bag can be tied with 6-8 inches of air space. IBC stock shop sells heat packs and may have two inch bags.
For the box use a Post Office Priority mail box. If you are handy cut some foam to line the box and all should be well.
Definitely helps! Any and all input is most welcome.
As far as bags go, the smallest width I have found (so far) is 3"x18". Do you know of a source that has the 2"? I am also going to send off a pet fish for a buddy in Chicago (with insulated box - anyone know a good source for these? ...and heat pack) would the 2 or 3x18 contain enough oxygen for Priority mail do you think? Just trying to get all this information researched before I make the plunge and purchase some shiping materials.
I will definitely look into New Breeder Standards (I am assuming this is also someting I can look up at IBC's newsgroup)!
--- In CaliforniaBettas@yahoogroups.com, "Joe Cooper" <abqbb1@...> wrote:
> Hi Shawna
> I'll jump in a head of Larissa, I don't think she will mind.
> For bags I would use eighteen inch bags two inches wide, no more than three
> inches wide. The reason I prefer eighteen inch bags is to give folks bagging
> enough length for quick/easy bagging. There is nothing worse at the end of
> the evening when club members are trying to hurry and have to deal with
> tying twelve or fifteen inch bags.
> Before you start bagging fish look at the standards for new breeders and
> make sure your fish fit the class you are planning to enter. If you are
> unsure label them class help and the judges will put them where they belong.
> As far as entering fish as a family you can enter the fish under
> both names or if you prefer to compete with each other then enter them
> I hope this helps,
> From: CaliforniaBettas@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:CaliforniaBettas@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of doeskin9
> Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2012 5:31 PM
> To: CaliforniaBettas@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [CBS] Re: CBS Next Show Confirmed May 12
> Hi Larissa,
> Thanks for all the great info - it is very helpful indeed! So, if I may,
> what size bags do you all recommend? Looking into picking some up but since
> I will try and buy a quantity of them, I want to get a proper size. Looks
> like long is good, but what about width?
> Good to know that as a new breeder I can just throw a fish into show that
> looks appealing to me and then learn the ropes! I may just do that! I am a
> member of IBC (we have a family membership - does that mean my hubby can
> enter a fish or five too?). Speaking of IBC - does anyone know if they are
> down for maintenance? I have been trying to get to their site/store but only
> get email links for about 2 weeks now.
> So I can post a picture of Dad-betta and you guys can help me tell what type
> he falls under? Of course, I am hoping that his offspring look like him, but
> I am getting the feeling he may be an unusual critter to duplicate and may
> take some line breeding and refining.
> > That'll be wonderful if your fish can come! ^__^ Glad to hear they're
> progressing so well. Will you be able to come too? ;D
> Well you know, I am teaching the most precocious of the lot to drive a
> manual transmission in case the ol' sciatica is acting up. He looks older
> than his 2 months, so we shouldn't be stopped and ticketed, must be that
> beard...... so I'll be there! ;p
> Seriously though, this has been a really neat experience - so glad I went
> for it and I found so many nice people to talk through the mysteries of it
> all! /crossing fingers to make it to the final stretch of successful
> Have a great weekend and thanks again for all the info!!!