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    Seedling Packing Guide

    I thought I would share my method of packing and shipping seedlings. I have shipped several Nepenthes and Drosera seedlings recently, using this method.

    1. Bareroot the seedlings.



    2. Put them in a small, rigid, plastic container, carefully placed between strands of long-fiber sphagnum.







    3. Cap container(s) and put inside of a plastic bag.



    4. Place inside of a big, yellow, bubblewrap-lined envelope.



    5. Seal and address envelope. Hint: Better-looking envelopes and packages get treated better in the mail system.



    6. Bring the envelope to the Post Office. You will be charged about $1.51 (3oz) or $1.64 (4 oz). Alternatively, you could weigh the envelope at home, find the postage rates online, put the needed number of stamps on the envelope, and drop it in a mailing bin.

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    List of things I've sent so far using this method:

    N. splendiana x ((veitchii x maxima) x veitchii) seedlings
    N. splendiana x (rokko x stenophylla) seedlings
    N. albomarginata 'Gunung Jerai' seedlings
    N. sanguinea plantlets with 3/4 lb fir bark and LFS
    D. ordensis seedlings

    As far as I know, there were no casualties, even with the ones sent in late fall.
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    Thanks for sharing the written and visual guide! That should help cut down on shipping issues.

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    And costs!
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    Where do you get those circular cells? The seedlings you sent me were packaged wonderfully.

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    lol actually ive been doing similar for years.....my container of choice has been 35mm film canisters as the paper has a 1 hour photolab.........as you have found it works VERY well for small, delicate plants
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    Clever. I'm kinda too cheap for even this method, but I see how this is safer.

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    see if there is a photo lab near you, they may give you 35mm canisters.....
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