|Re: dead lobsters|
Posted by Tunnel Rat Richard on October 18, 2005 at 11:43:58:|
In Reply to: dead lobsters posted by Shaolin HB on October 18, 2005 at 10:49:26:
It's the (freshwater) ice. Lobsters die quickly when exposed to fresh water. A good way to transport bugs, if you believe you must use ice, is lay down a layer of ice on the BOTTOM of a cooler, then at least two layers of burlap on top of the ice. Then pack the lobsters on TOP of the burlap. Or, simply leave the ice in its (their) original bag(s) if you believe the bag(s) won't break during transport.
Personally, I simply pack bugs in coolers WITHOUT ice, i.e., leave them at room temperature; lobsters will stay alive for at least 12 hrs when transported this way.
PS For transporting FROZEN lobster tails on a plane, DRY ICE in a disposable polystyrene cooler works very well for at least 24 hrs.
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