Best Method in Shipping Fresh Water Aquatic Plants

Crispino Ramos

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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.
 

dbazuin

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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.
 

Gbark

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I have had plants shipped to me in a vaccum pack, inside a box. this seemed to work well.;)
 

Tug

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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.
 

LoudCreature

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

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