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The Chilling Truth About Shipping Plants in Winter
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: The Chilling Truth About Shipping Plants in Winter
- From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
- Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 04:04:39 -0800 (PST)
- In-reply-to: <200301240436.h0O4aDwT031071 at otter_actwin.com>
I just received a lot of plants from Aquabotanic -- out
with the old and in with the new. I didn't want them to
freeze sitting on my porch while I was at work so I had
them delivered to my office.
They were pretty chilly when I opened the box right after
it arrived. The plants traveled coast to coast by plane
cargo hold and truck and were probably pretty cold the
whole time -- or at least for good portions of the trip.
These were some of the best specimens I've had that
traveled that far. Color, texture, lack of decay -- all
At the last AGA convention, someone asked Claus Christensen
what's a good way to maintain plants that are going to be
out of the tank for several days or so. He suggested
I think that's what Mother Mature and the Postal Service
provided the plants Robert shipped me.
I don't recommend freezing :-|, but winter seems like a
*good* time to ship plants, perhaps a better time others.
Any other experiences?
Scott H., who just can't find enough uses for all those
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