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    Hey All,

    I have a shipment of CPs that i ordered in august and it was in the mail as of oct 6th. They are currently being held for inspection by CITES (convention on international trade of endangered species) I purchased a phytosanitary certificate but that seems to not have been enough to accelerate them across the border. How long can CPs survive in the mail this time of year. I have a range of lowland neps to VFTs to Sundews. Any ideas,

    Zac
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    I've had neps go a week with no problem whatsoever. I've had sarras go 2 weeks in the mail (these were rubra ssp gulfensis from the Crestview FL rescue, and they went to my brother's house and sat in a box for a couple weeks) and even that recovered. Provided you get them in the next several days, they should recover, but some of them will be stressed. Be prepared!

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    Plants cam look like, "death warmed over" in a Priority shipment as well, but more so if it is during the summer and / or they weren't shipped skillfully.

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