Taking frags on planes?

Discussion in 'Frags' started by Matt Rogers, Oct 14, 2010.

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  1. Zoanthids21

    Zoanthids21 McKoscker’s Flasher Wrasse

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    What are you thinking of getting? becuase since your staing in CA correct? then it shouldnt be more then a hour or 2 flight right? Zoas, palys,SPS would be fine for the most part...but most LPS wouldnt be able to last that long out of water...I left my sps out of water on accident for an hour and a half and they were fine. I forgot to put my zoa colony back in the water after fragging it and it was out for atleast 2 hours...its doing fine.
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

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    I was thinking about acros.. after reading all this. I might just get them locally or have them shipped. I don't like dealing with security in airports. :p

    matt
     
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    No Joke! I had one of those "Mystery Tickets" right after 9/11 happened...guess it didn't help that I had a Grizzly Adams beard at the time. ;D
     
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  6. ingtar_shinowa

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    Aw Matt, come on, my wife was thinknig the other day about taking a trip to some LA to look at wholesaler corals. If you figured it out and we could fly down and carry back she might do it!
     
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  9. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    Nice article! Thanks man! K+
     
  10. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    I can't think of any reason not to do it Matt. I wouldn't do it with a real fleshy LPS (like a bubble), but I'd think SPS and most softies would be fine with a wet paper towel.


    Also, I thought you were in NY. You move? I guess I missed the update :)
     
  11. gabbagabbawill

    gabbagabbawill Pajama Cardinal

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    I'm not going to try and talk anyone out of checking a box of coral, because I think you could easily get away with it... but here is what Delta has to say on their website:

    And it seems that you can purchase a copy of the IATA LAR here:

    Live Animals Regulations (LAR)

    Seems like a lot of red tape that Delta uses to cover their own butts... and it seems you could risk seizure of your package if they find it and decide that they don't want you to carry it on or check it as luggage.

    I personally don't know if it's worth the risk... my guess is that the vendors are shipping all of their stuff... but it would definitely be something you could ask around about at reef-a-palooza... surely lots of folks there go through that.
     
  12. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    excellent point