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Shipping Live Lobsters. Done Right
Posted By lobsteranywhere On April 20, 2010 @ 5:07 PM In Lobsters | No Comments
Shipping live lobsters requires three key ingredients: 1. Quality Hard-Shell Live Lobsters; 2. Quality Packaging; and 3. Experienced Delivery Company. Done right, live lobsters should be delivered alive and in perfect condition no matter how far they travel.
1. Quality Live Lobsters
Live Lobsters  vary greatly in quality and price. For lobsters to arrive live and kicking, the lobsters must be lively, healthy and hard-shell. When lobsters shed their old shells, there are new, softer shells underneath. A hard shell lobster is a lobster that has not recently molted, or shed its shell. Hard-shell lobsters are hardier and can withstand the rigors of overnight shipping. You are also guaranteed more lobster meat from claw to tail with a hard-shell live lobster. Fresh caught lobsters should also be “seasoned” in cold seawater holding tanks for a few days to adjust them to a cool shipping temperature.
2. Live Lobsters Packed Right 
Whether your lobsters are shipped to Boston, Massachusetts, or Flagstaff, Arizona, live lobsters should be packed right to ensure they are kept cold and moist. Only extra thick, insulated coolers should be used with either seawater soaked newspaper or rock seaweed. Coolers should be a minimum of 1 1/2 inch thick and a thirsty pad should be placed on the bottom to hold in any liquid.These containers provide temperature protection for your lobster until they reach their destination. Live lobsters should also be surrounded with icy-cold gel packs. Lobster should not be shipped with frozen ice or dry ice as this can be lethal. Finally, live lobsters should be packed with extra care to avoid any shifting and to withstand rough handling that could potentially crack or crush the lobster’s shells. Coolers should be packed in corrugated boxes and then shipped overnight to ensure freshness.
3. Live Lobster Shipped Right
Only shipping companies who have a reliable track record in shipping perishable seafood should be used. Live lobsters should always be shipped overnight to ensure your the shortest lead times. Here at Lobsteranywhere.com  we have shipped thousands of lobsters. They almost always arrive on time, alive and kicking.
Our experience tells us there are two reasons that potentially cause problems.
Reason # 1: Invalid or incomplete shipping address. Apartment numbers, Suite number, or other crucial information our shippers need is missing
or or incorrect.
Reason # 2: The recipients are not home or the business is closed. When you order lobsters as a gift you should alert the recipient that a perishable package is on the way and plan accordingly.
Since 1999 LobsterAnywhere.com has shipped live lobster  coast-to-coast and to as far away places as North Pole, Alaska and Haleiwa, Hawaii. Our lobsters  are always shipped overnight by FedEx. We have built our reputation on prompt, reliable service. When it comes to overnight shipping of fresh seafood, we’ve been doing it longer and better than just about anybody. All orders are packed with care to preserve freshness and assure that your lobster dinner arrives in perfect condition. Lobster Lovers from across the USA have enjoyed the world’s best lobster shipped direct. LobsterAnywhere guarantees it!
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