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    I've got tons of small Drosera binata and capensis seedlings that I would like to distribute, but don't think the minimum $3.85 for a priority package is the right way to go. What's the cheapest and safest way to get these out to people?

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    bubble wrap envelopes! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] you can make a small bottle(about 3 inches long and 1-2 inches wide) to hold the plants in it, put it in the bubble wrapped envelope, and it usally costs only 50 cents or less to ship! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I've done it before, and it works!

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    make a small bottle out of what? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    you can use those small bottels you get at pharmacies (the ones they put prescriptions in)(sarracenialuver came up with the idea) the lids snap on, all you do is punch a few holes in the top, and it's ready to go! or you can cut up a watter bottle and try to make one out of that [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] I did it once, it didn't look good, but it worked!

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    Thanks!

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    Check with your post office to see what the maximum thickness for an oversized "letter" is, and try and make the package a little thinner than that. Here in Canada the limit is 2cm. I would recommend getting a cardboard mailing tube, then cutting off section that are about 1.5 mm, tape the plant inside and put it in a bubble-wrap envelope. I have also used pieces of styrofoam that have been cut to the right thicknes, and a whole cut in the center.

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    Ludwig,
    You're about to get a package with an idea in it for you.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Actually have it in my hands now!!! Thanks very much!!!

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