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Best Method in Shipping Fresh Water Aquatic Plants

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by Crispino Ramos, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Crispino Ramos

    Crispino Ramos Guru Class Expert

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    What do you think is the best way to ship plants? The best way that will keep the plant intact, fresh, undamaged and survive the 2 to 3 day shipping. Some sellers ship the plants in an inflated plastic bag and others wrap the plants with soggy paper towels in a plastic bag. I noticed that plants shipped without wet paper towels inside an inflated plastic bag tend to arrive withered, while plants wrapped in wet paper towels could have broken or mushy parts.
     
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    I have ordered a some plants online and the came in a inflated plastic bag.
    Works excellent. The plants stay undamaged and start growing right away.
    When you get them from a fellow aquarist it often comes in the wet paper stuff. There is always some damage. On the other hand that works well with fern or some floating plants.
     
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    I have had plants shipped to me in a vaccum pack, inside a box. this seemed to work well.;)
     
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    I have received Anabias wrapped in the same fiber they use to pack around the roots of plants for sale at the LFS. Some sort of fiberglass floss, not sure. About 2-3 inches thick covering the plants, soaked in water and then wrapped in newspaper. Plants where healthy, good moisture and well protected.
     
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    My Slogan Is: Lame Is Sloganeering

    I think you are talking about rockwool it is a manmade fiber.

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