Found source for *FREE* styrofoam boxes/lids!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Suellyn, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Suellyn

    Suellyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2008
    SouthWestern PA
    Hi, all! Was at my local pet supplies store (PetCo or PetSmart, I forget, always get them mixed up!), and saw one of the employees putting new fishies in some tanks. They come in plastic bags of water, which are set down into a REALLY NICE styrofoam box with lid, and then put into a cardboard box. I would guess that this is pretty standard packing for aquarium fish being shipped in bulk..

    Anyway asked the nice employee if I could buy or have a few, she said no problem, take what you want, they throw them away anyway (!!), betcha this is pretty standard, too! (I asked & she said they never reuse them and doesn't think that anyone really does).

    The styrofoam boxes that they had were pretty much the EXACT same size as my LG still air, not real tall like some of the ones you can buy (which was a bonus to me, less space I have to heat).

    Soooooo.... just thought I would let everyone know that it might be worth checking with you local Pet Supplies store (or local Aquarium supplies?). [​IMG]
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I think I will call all the pets shops and see if I could get one. Thanks. I never hurts to have an extra.
  3. candypantsyarns

    candypantsyarns Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 4, 2009
    Dale, TX
    hey this might be an excellent first place to start with the kids bators! Thanks for sharing!
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Nice find [​IMG]
  5. ArabiansR2Cool

    ArabiansR2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great idea!
  6. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    I work for a vet clinic and we receive our vaccines in really nice styrofoam boxes with lids. We usually throw them out, so you might try asking your veterinarian to save them for you. Much better than letting them go to waste! [​IMG]
  7. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    I saw some really nice ones at the pediatricians office...looked like they got vaccines in them.
  8. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    Very cool.

    Although, with how bad styrofoam is for the environment, kind of sucks they don't ship them back to the company to be reused!
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You can get them from labs too, like research labs. Of course though, you'd have to pry the boxes out of their hands since they like to reused them as ice buckets. LOL At least in academia.
  10. ejones1961

    ejones1961 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 29, 2008
    West TN
    most Doctors offices get various products in them and throw them away also.

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