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sandeepraghuvanshi
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:58 pm Post subject: Shipping Plants- Best ways Reply with quote

 Would  like  comments  how  aquarists  pack  their  plants  for  shipments.
 Are  there  seperae  methods  for  mosses,  stem  plans,  rizome  plants.
 Also  comments  from  persons  who  have  received  such  plants.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:11 pm Post subject: Re: Shipping Plants- Best ways Reply with quote

 Anubia's  that  i  use  to  receive  use  to  be  in  plastic  bags  sealed  with  no  real  care  about  any  part  of  the  plant  and  use  to  have  no  moisture  in  them.
 
 Many  of  the  delicate  plants  used  to  have  the  roots  protected  by  wool  with  a  little   moisture  in  the  wool  when  being  sealed  in  the  plastic  bags
 
 Moss  that  i  got  from  deepak  was  wrapped  it  in  tissue  paper  and  had  just  moisted  it.  And  i  opened  the  paper  a  day  later  to  find  them  fresh  just  as  if  it  was  recently  being  packed.
 
 I  suppose  moss  can  live  without  water  for  a  much  more  longer  time.  So  just  embedding  it  in  tissue  paper  and  sealing  them  in  a  plastic  cover  should  do  it.
 
 Hope  this  helps
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:25 pm Post subject: Re: Shipping Plants- Best ways Reply with quote

 Hi  Sandeep,  i  would  suggest  that  when  sending  or  recieving  any  stem  plants  just  wrap  the  plant  in  a  piece  of  paper,  and  put  in  the  same  plastic  bag  that  you  get  fish  in.  throw  in  a  wee  bit  of  water  and  then  blow  in  a  little  bit  of  air  and  seal  it.  That  will  make  sure  your  plants  stay  moist  and  also  that  no  damage  is  dont  to  the  leaves.  Echinodorous  the  same  way,  most  of  the  plants  the  same  way  but  moss  is  realy  easy.  Just  wet  it  and  send  it,  Just  the  Deepak  sent  it.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:28 pm Post subject: Re: Shipping Plants- Best ways Reply with quote

 Hi  Sandeep,  
 
 Tropica  plants  grow  up  on  a  specially  developed  substrate  made  of  Grodan  mineral  wool,  one  result  being  that  the  plants  are  not  affected  by  import  bans  on  plants  grown  in  soil.  Growth  takes  place  in  specially  designed  plastic  pots  which  accompany  the  plants  to  their  final  destination.  Mineral  wool  is  a  porous  material  capable  of  retaining  oxygen.  Lot  of  Tropicas  Plants  are  grown  emersed  so  it  helps  the  plants  while  they  are  being  transported.
 
 http://www.tropica.com/article.asp?type=aquaristic&id=197
 
 Many  dealers  in  singapore  pack  the  plants  in  a  plastic  bag  with  little  water  or  moisture  and  the  seal  them,  the  plants  arrive  very  fresh  and  in  good  condition.
 
 The  important  thing  to  keep  in  mind  is  temprature,  moisture  and  protection.  
 
 Mostly  in  India  Plants  are  packed  in  wet  newspaper  but  newspaper  can  dry  off  very  fast  ...
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:51 pm Post subject: Re: Shipping Plants- Best ways Reply with quote

 Good  thread  Sandeep.  Thanks.  Any  one  with  ideas  on  how  to  send  fern  or  anubias  on  driftwood?  Any  special  protection  needed  to  ensure  that  the  weight  of  the  wood  doesn't  crush  the  plant  inside  the  packet/box?  I  am  talking  about  a  plant  that  is  growing  vertically  out  of  a  piece  of  wood.  How  do  you  pack  it?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:35 pm Post subject: Re: Shipping Plants- Best ways Reply with quote

 I  have  received  spiky  moss  from  singapore  just  sealed  inside  a  plastic  bag  and  placed  is  a  bubble  envelope.  The  moss  arrived  after  4  weeks  ..  even  the  smallest  of  the  twig  survived  the  journey.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:53 pm Post subject: Re: Shipping Plants- Best ways Reply with quote

                                                   
brojo  wrote  (View  Post):                
Good  thread  Sandeep.  Thanks.  Any  one  with  ideas  on  how  to  send  fern  or  anubias  on  driftwood?  Any  special  protection  needed  to  ensure  that  the  weight  of  the  wood  doesn't  crush  the  plant  inside  the  packet/box?  I  am  talking  about  a  plant  that  is  growing  vertically  out  of  a  piece  of  wood.  How  do  you  pack  it?                

 
 
 Sudipto....
   Not  to  be  worried  at  all,  These  guys  are  really  tough  plants  and  if  you  are  getting  it  from  tropica  the  leaves  would  be  really  thick.  Note  that  the  part  that  has  to  be  protected  if  at  all  if  it  should  be  just  to  convince  ourselves  would  be  the  rhizome  buy  i  feel  even  that  would  be  waste  of  energy  time...
 
 I  would  just  wrap  them  in  a  bubble  plastic  sheet  and  then  put  them  to  a  cover  and  transport  it.  Even  if  the  leaves  get  folded  it  does  not  matter.
 
 
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