Spat-on-Shell Sales

Note: 2024 orders are not being accepted until January 2, 2024

Spat-on-Shell Sales

To place an order for spat-on-shell oysters, please contact Stephanie Alexander (UMCES HPL) at (410)221-8310 or tobash@umces.edu.

Deposits and Payments

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required for all Spat on Shell orders. The time it will take for your order to be ready will vary, but the hatchery will try to accommodate reasonable setting schedules. Any spawn requiring specific broodstock or ploidy manipulation are considered custom spawns. Custom spawns will only be produced in a limited time frame.

Payments for Diploid Wild, Triploid, and Disease Resistant (DR) Spat on Shell can be made to UMCES HPL by check, credit card, or money order. Cash will not be accepted. All sales MUST BE PAID IN FULL before product will be released/shipped. Personal checks will not be accepted for orders over $500 without prior approval.

We recommend creating a FedEx account so shipping can be billed directly.

Orders for Pick-up

Once notice is given that your Spat on Shell order is ready, you will be given a total balance due (less your deposit), and you will have 7 business days to pick up your order. If pickup is not made within those 7 days, you will forfeit your order and deposit. Pickups should be scheduled during normal working hours, Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm, however it may be possible to pick up your order during specific times during the weekend.  Please contact a hatchery staff member for a pickup time outside normal hours of operation.  Orders MUST BE PAID IN FULL AT TIME OF PICK-UP.

Orders for Delivery

Spat on shell is both bulky and heavy, and is generally not available for delivery. In some cases, especially large orders, additional assistance may be required from ORP. There will be a charge for this service in which the purchaser is responsible for all costs associated with this assistance. We recommend you pick up your Spat on Shell order given the weight, however for smaller orders, a few shipping options exist.   Options are; 1. You pay a separate invoice for shipping after FedEx calculates costs billed by HPL monthly or 2. You obtain your own FedEx account number and are billed directly from FedEx.  You will be billed additionally for the shipping costs from HPL.

Once notice is given that your Spat on Shell order is ready, you will be given a total balance due (less your deposit) and shipping costs.  Payments for Diploid Wild Spat on Shell can be made to UMCES HPL by check, credit card, or money order.  Payments for Triploid and Disease Resistant (DR) Larvae must be made to UMCES HPL by credit card, check, or money order. Cash will not be accepted. All sales MUST BE PAID IN FULL before product will be released/shipped. Personal checks will not be accepted for orders over $500 without prior approval. A certified check, money order, or credit card is required.

You will have 7 business days in which to schedule shipping of your order. Failure to schedule/receive shipment within this time frame will result in a forfeit of your order and deposit. We do not ship on Fridays or weekends.

Cancellation/Refunds

In the event that the facility is unable to fulfill your order, you will be refunded your deposit (if applicable). Please allow 6-8 weeks for checks and up to a week for credit card refunds to be processed.

Bag Pricing

 

Price per Bag
Triploid Disease Resistant or
Diploid Disease Resistant
Price per Bag
Diploid Wild
$30.00 $20.00

Note: Bag counts typically range from 1,000 to 3,000 spat on shell, count is not guaranteed

Shell Counts (per shell)

If you need spat on shell counted contact Stephanie Alexander to make arrangements.

Shell counts = $2.00 per shell