Shipping Plants and Sig Files (again)
Subject: Shipping Plants
> I would not suggest sending plants in ziplock bags. It may work
> to leak.I think it may be better to package them as you might se
> water of course but in an inflated bag, securely fastened (knott
> rubber band). I would even double up on the bags. This would all
> for the plants.
After shipping a lot of plants over a period of years, I'd like to
say that the best way to ship plants is wrapped in wet newspaper,
then placed in plastic fish bags _without_ excess water or air
space. The firmer and more stable you can make the bundle, the
less damage you'll find upon opening the packeage on the other
A few small plants can then be placed in a bubble pack envelope or
a mailing tube. For a moderate number of plants I use styro
vaccine boxes from my veterinarian. Large quantities can be
packed in standard fish boxes.
Subject: Sig Files
C'mon folks. It's bad enough that some people are still using
huge sig files in their posts, but if _they_ can't remember to
post without them, _please_ don't compound the annoyance by
including the sig file in a quote! (I'll put my curmudgeon cap
away now ;-)
Aquatic Gardeners Assoc.