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    I got two dentes in a box in perfect condition.. The trick is a heating pad and foam cushion to insulate..

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    Vbkid... Was yours mushy too?!

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    Not sure on mushiness, didn't want to over handle it, but it had definitely froze in transit and is quite limp right now. As I said, I'm ever the optimist and just hope that time will help restore it.

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    Man, my apologies to both of you. Really wasn't expecting that. I learned me a lesson today. I'm still optimistic (after all, those plants thrived under my care, which says an awful lot...), but next time I'm definitely waiting...

    ---------- Post added at 08:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:50 PM ----------

    And of course, please keep me posted with the recovery *crosses fingers* of your plants.

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    Just a note about my experience shipping plants in winter...I ship plants year round and I always ship plants via USPS Priority Mail and I've never had a plant get frozen in transit. As long as someone is there to receive the plant when it arrives, USPS keeps the packages above freezing and from cooking.

    I have no experience shipping via UPS but after seeing the condition of that plant, I'll likely never chance it.

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    I received a bunch of plants via USPS priority mail, was there to receive it, and they were all frozen solid. Lost every single plant.
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    Well, it's a crap shoot either way, sounds like. What USPS offers is faster shipping as standard - which is an obvious bonus when your plant in transit is in a race against time before it freezes! At least one of the VFTs I sent made it OK, that I'm sure of.

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    I've gotten a lot of shipments of plants through USPS in the winter. Both living here and when I lived up North .. just got a few more Orchids just the other day... they were perfect even though temps here were in the 20's.
    So far only one plant has arrived rotten.. it wasn't from freezing though. It was a few months ago. A succulent, that the person sending it for some insane reason thought it needed to be submerged in a ziploc bag of water.

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