Re: dead lobsters

AquaFlite Custom Wetsuits, Dive Skins, and Dive Parkas

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ California Scuba Diving BBS ] [ FAQ ]

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.

Follow Ups:

Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Post Background Color: White     Black
Post Area Page Width: Normal   Full
You must type in the
scrambled text key to
the right.
This is required to
help prevent spam bots
from flooding this BBS.
Text Key: