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    Shipping Gemmae Approaches

    How do you ship gemmae? I have seen them shipped in:

    1) moistened paper towels
    2) in water in crafts bags
    3) waxed paper, dry

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    I send them in moistened paper towels folded around the gemmae, put in a plastic bag, and wrapped with a little bubble wrap...

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    Moist Paper towels, zipped inside a ziploc bag, bubble wrap, and that's all.
    You have to keep them moist, because unlike seeds, these are Live plants

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    How does one deal with sprouted gemmae, on arrival, embedded in the moist paper towels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    How does one deal with sprouted gemmae, on arrival, embedded in the moist paper towels?
    Scrape em off onto media. Starting pygmies is pretty much a cakewalk. No reason to second guess. The simplest solution is the best one with these guys.

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    If the root is embedded in the paper snip off as much of the paper you can with some scissors and just plant it bit of paper and all. The paper will eventually break down. Or soak it in water until the paper towel falls apart.
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    I just gently rinse them off the paper towel. squirt bottle. paper breaks down. just makes it a wee bit harder with precise placement of gemmae

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    Same, moist paper towel, in a bag, in bubble wrap. I just tear off the small piece of paper towel and plant the whole thing if it is attatched.

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