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    Heat pack or not?

    This is my first time shipping and I've looked at syr chart. I'd be dropping him off at 6 pm which temps would be around 80 but the nighttime temp dips under 70 at 9 pm for the whole night and their temp is sub 70 till 8:30 am. I'm shipping from Gilford NH to Winona MN

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    The temps you need to know are

    6 pm at origin

    11 pm to 5 am main hub

    and destination between 7 am to 10.30 am or later depending if it is a remote area or not.


    If all those temps are in the high 60's low 70's you do not need a heat pack.

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    Re: Heat pack or not?

    Where's their main hub located? Memphis?

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    Re: Heat pack or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naraku View Post
    Where's their main hub located? Memphis?
    It depends where you are located and where the package will go and you will only know once you print your label

    The first letter of the label will indicate to which main hub your package will be directed


    A Fort Worth TX

    W Oakland CA

    N Indianapolis IN

    X Memphis TN

    Q Los Angeles CA

    Numbers Newark, NJ

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    You most likely do not need a heat pack this time of year unless you happen to be shipping to a part of the country where it is not regular summertime temperatures. Also, make sure to use discount code BPnet40 to save 40% off of your first shipment with ShipYourReptiles.
    - Emily


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    Re: Heat pack or not?

    We have very specific temp guidelines at our site, I will link the FAQ below.

    We go by the daytime high in both origin and destination. If the daytime high in either location is between 70F and 91F, do NOT use a heat pack.

    Nighttime temps, hub temps, everything else is relative. We have shipped hundreds of thousands of packages with our temp guidelines with outstanding success. The most common cause of DOAs in live reptile shipments is actually the mis-use of heat packs, either using them when you don't need them, using more than one, or using heat packs of less than 40 hour duration.

    Reptiles can withstand cool temperatures much better than they can withstand hot temps.

    Check out our FAQ on regulating the temperature of your package for full temp guidelines, summer and winter, including heat pack use. https://www.shipyourreptiles.com/en/...ds#question-15

    And always feel free to email or call the SYR Customer Service staff, they are always happy to help! info@ShipYourReptiles.com

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