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I believe you can wrap the roots with some damp LFS, wrap them in plastic or put them in a bag or both, toss it in a bubble mailer and you're off to the post office! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
Lithops care info: If you take care of it, it will die.
Vertigo has the basic idea. Most of the seedlings we beginners have are from pretty tough plants (D. Capensis, D. Spatulata, D. Aliciae, stuff like that). They recover from being mailed quite well (well, CChang, Mfaris and a few other will have to vouch for that one for me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] )
One inventive way someone sent me a seedling was in a film case! I usually cut off the bottom of a platic cup or small soda bottle (washed, of course), so that is about 1 cm deep (depending on how tall the seedling), put in some soaking we LFS, and then put in the seedling. I wrap the whole sucker up tight in cling wrap, toss in bubble envelope and ship away.
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It's been one of dem days
Vermiculite is the mineralogical name given to hydrated magnesium-aluminum-ironsilicate which resembles mica in appearance. Heres a link that tells a little more about it and shows pics of vermiculite before and after it's exfoliated.
Tamil Nadu Minerals website
How come chicken fingers are bigger than buffalo wings?
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It resembles mica because it is mica hehe
On a side note.. use caution with vermiculite because it contains minute amounts of asbestos fibers.
Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?
2 sources for silica sand are 1) Construction supply companies. Ask for sand used for sandblasting 2)swimming supply companies have a coarse grade of silica sand used in pool filters. You have to buy it by the sack though.
I do not advise you to use any sand other than pure white silica sand. Ant hill sand will not do, nor beach or river sand. With CP, a very little bit of mineral goes a long way towards screwing things up bigtime. If it isn't white, it isn't right (and sometimes not even then). Go with the pool filter product.
Sundews ship very well encased in a wad of moist lfs in a baggie and with protection against crushing, like a box with some padding to keep things from rattling around.
really? Them itty bitty 1cm things can take that? Wow, well, I guess once it gets warmer I'll have lots to give out (assuming I no one local wants them)
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Any good hardware store should carry silica sand, they sell it for use in communal ashtrays.
I got a 100 pound bag for 8 bucks from my local hardware store.