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IPSF Critters Arrive: Part 1

Posted 12/09/2011 at 02:29 PM by Aaarrrggg

More excitement today... My critter package arrived from [URL="http://www.ipsf.com/"]Indo-Pacific Sea Farms[/URL]! Yay!

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/ipsf-package1.jpg[/IMG]

I ordered their Mix & Match Special:
[LIST][*]6 Bristle Worms[*]6 Sandbed Clams[*]6 Nerite Snails[*]6 Strombus Grazers[*]6 Micro-Hermits[*]Reef Amphipods[*]Podflakes[*]Live Sand Activator[*]Hermit Homes[/LIST]
...and the Super Mix & Match Special:
[LIST][*]6 Spaghetti Worms[*]6 Comet Stars[*]1 Pinky Cuke[*]6 FREE Mini Brittle Stars[/LIST]
The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was the inside bag was quite wet and the heat-pack was exhausted (2 day shipping from Hawaii.) I took all the bags out and braced myself for dead things...

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/ipsf-package2.jpg[/IMG]

Everything looked a bit cold and yucky... especially the "Live Sand Activator" (LSA) which had gross brown water in.

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/lsa.jpg[/IMG]

The instructions say the LSA is supposed to be emptied straight into the tank, water and all. I was thinking ...no...freaking...way... is that bag of death going in my lovely new tank!

I decided that if the other bags turned out to be alive then I would trust the LSA. I floated all the bags in the tank and low and behold some critters started wiggling!

[B][SIZE="4"]Micro Hermits[/SIZE][/B]
Some of the wiggliest arrivals were the mirco-hermits... which I was overjoyed to discover were actually Zebra Hermits! I've been after some of these little guys for a while, so this was a great start to the unwrapping. They came in a bag with some damp newspaper and there was actually 7.5 of them rather than 6, which was awesome... well except for the 0.5 of a crab who was unfortunately quite dead(!)

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/mini-herms.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/mini-herms-close.jpg[/IMG]
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