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    You don't want to use multiple heat packs! Those suckers get up to zillion degrees each, and more than one will surely fry your plant. Besides, packages aren't really out in the cold all that much during transit. That, and heat packs are only good for 24+ hours.. unless you pay $15 for the 48hr. suckers online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massmorels View Post
    Agreed.. but not everyone has access to them.
    True, but I suspect that shouldn't be a problem for anyone taking a package to a shipping outlet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    True, but I suspect that shouldn't be a problem for anyone taking a package to a shipping outlet.
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    Thanks for the input guys. I am contemplating express mail... It'll cost an arm and a leg either way I'm sure.

    So you really think that more than one heat pack would be too much?

    They are 72+ hour heat packs. They say that they reach a peak surface temperature of 115 degrees F.

    It's looking like it might be somewhat insulated. :\ So maybe it could reach too high of a temperature?
    LOOKING FOR: N. (argentii x bicalcarata) x {[(lingulata x edwardsiana) x (naga x hamata)] x [(klossii x undulatifolia) x (aristolochioides x rajah)]} Growlist: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=124586

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexenthes View Post
    So maybe it could reach too high of a temperature?
    Imagine multiple sources of 115*F all pouring heat on your plant.. not good.

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    Well see... Exo had told me that I should pack it full. Maybe he was exaggerating or being sarcastic I don't know.

    But yea he said to use em all!
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    I've been getting highlands, lowlands, dews, pings, and even cephs without a single heat pack all month long. And not one DOA this season. It's a low of 6* at night here.. with proper packing and insulation, a heat pack isn't even necessary with priority shipping.
    This is what too much heat from a heat pack during shipping will make a plant look like.. trust me, I know.


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    If its the one coming to me, no rush. It looks like it will go though shipping great in that box.

    See ya,
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