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Thread: Big nepenthes bicalcarata for sale

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    Could you tie it up like they do x-mas trees and just put it in a tall box? It won't like it too much, but if you're careful not to damage it while wrapping it/tieing it, shipping damage might actuall be reduced.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    I think an auction would be a good solution. You can set the starting price really low, and let people bid. Demand for the plant will drive the price up to something reasonable. And if you want to be safe, you can set the Reserve price. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    This Plant will not fit in a poster tube, but I got my Cantley's Red amp(years ago) in a poster tube and it was 24" in diameter and over 12" high. Shocking a plant that size could fit in a tube.
    Just a new line of thinking.

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    Tony,

    You get packages in from Rob in the styrofoam coolers I am assuming. Do you think the larger coolers would work with the plant shipped bare root and compressed as best as possible?

    cheers

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    Just curious, how long does it take to get a bical to that size, lol?

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    I guess I won't start the auction tomorrow unless I get this shipping/packaging figured out.

    I might be able to get away with a 24" box without breaking anything. I work with junk mail so I've got access to all sorts of bulk boxes for envelopes I'll bring a few of the biggest home and see if I can fit it in em.

    I'm pretty sure this wouldn't fit in a styrofoam cooler but it would nice!

    Tony, how do you figure the total size of the package? Do I multiply length x width x height = _ ? I saw them do it once on the news when they were talking about luggage size but I forgot the process.
    And thanks for looking those prices/sizes up for me above as well!

    Griffin, it didn't take very long for it to get real big. I got the plant last June and it fit uncramped with other plants in a 29 gallon terrarium but not for very long. I have two small green/orange form bicals which were 2" in diameter when I got them in Dec. and they are now 7- 8"!

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    Josh why not take it to Jerry Fischer? I am sure he would love it and would pay you a good amt of money since you are a good customer of his. You oculd visit it too. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Pete I think the styrofoam coolers your talking about would be a little short, because you would have make it fit you would have to bend and wrap the leaves downward towards the roots. Hard to say exactly without trying though. Some Nepenthes are more flexible than others..

    With a plant this size it is best handled in two parts. Wrapping the rootball in plastic wrap first. Then covering the plant with a bag to keep it from drying out. It is also very important to secure the plant well in the box. You don't want the rootball crushing the plant or being pulled apart from the leaf/stem section

    I suspect the best plan would be to pull the leaves up in a cone shape. The leaf blades should be fairly flexible. This is also less risky than pulling the leaves down towards the roots, which is more likely to crease the midrib or bend the petiole. It should be possible to get the whole thing into a fairly narrow package this way although it will be fairly long.

    To measure the total dimensions add the 4 short sides (girth/circumference) to the length. ie a package 12x18x36 would be 12+12+18+18+36. If it is a round package then a tape measure would be needed to measure circumference.

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