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    Shipping Mexican Pings Safely

    I'm still learning and am always open to suggestions. I've sort of settled upon shipping Mexican pings "dry", as suggested by Wicked Thistle, who was taught by Pyro, whom I believe learned that from Joseph Clemens, the king of pings.

    So I have tried shipping them in dry peat and dry squares of paper towels and noe dried LFS. Still, if I send out 15 pings, 3 won't make it. Anybody have a better way or is that the norm?

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    My idea is that instant snow polymer that is a good one
    Or for larger guys potted in small small flat pots.
    My pings from you there is like 75% survival rate but those guys are growing.
    Um I think the polymer is a good idea to try your in a lab it is called sodium poly something

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    Wow. I wish this thread was posted two days ago. I just shipped some pings. My media was dry-ish, but a little damp. Is the troubles because their root systems are so small and difficult to repot, or is specifically from shipping? I suppose the good thing is you can readily make leaf pullings.

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    I don't know the dynamics but I'm sure Joseph can elaborate. All I know is that some leaves arrive to me DOA, with that paled gray look.

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    I have had no problems shipping in slightly damp paper towels folded around the ping then put inside a ziplock with most of the air pushed out being careful not to press where the ping is. Then pack in box so it can't move during shipping. I have shipped about 50 pings this way with no deaths that I know of. I don't like when I get a ping loose in a baggie with soil and to much air because the ping bounces all around during shipping and leafs fall off.
    jimscott, the pings you sent me shipped this way arrived in perfect condition
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    Jim

    Every one of the Pings you sent me wrapped in a slightly damp paper towel and in the little bubble gum capsules survived and are growing well. See this thread from a few months ago. They've grown considerably since then

    Two had a leaf each the broke off but in one case it sprouted into a new plant so that worked out to an advantage.

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    I have found paper towels, LFS, vermiculite, perlite, and wet newspaper all work well as long as i use ziploc bags with no air and only use packing peanuts. bubble wrap and paper have always caused bruising and broken leaves for me. I prefer LFS as long as it is damp, not wet and it is packed in peanuts. My last package went out with 15 pings and they all arived completely intact and healthy.

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