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OfflineJackal
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Advice Needed For Sending Cultures
    #1405124 - 03/24/03 07:52 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

A while ago someone asked me to send them a culture of an edible when they were ready. Well they are almost ready, but I have no idea on the best way to mail living cultures/agar wedges. Any advice/experience would be welcomed.

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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: Jackal]
    #1406276 - 03/24/03 03:05 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I mail mine in a petri dish taped shut -in bubble wrap!
what kind of culture do you have Dad?


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: Jackal]
    #1406350 - 03/24/03 03:34 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

well, if you're sending international - usually the best bet is a wedge.. I just send my wedges in plastic baggies (zip type).. small ones. The thicker the better..

if you're sending a dish, just wrap it in bubble wrap, or cardboard. Or there are even petri mailers, but i doubt you'd want to go to that extent. In case you do... www.polyfoam.com

essentially you want to shelter the dish as much as possible from bumps and bruises.

if you're sending baggies, I like to send a baggie within a baggie, due to the fact sometimes they rip or break during shipping.


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: Raadt]
    #1406938 - 03/24/03 08:51 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Besides that you can also use small plastic or glass vials.

Baggies are very good because they don't catch customs attention, but the cultures usually get there a bit squished.
Baggies with inoculated wood chips (Anno style) is also a very good method. It's small, doesn't get squished and you can make one petri out of each chip, even after several months of cold storage.


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: zeronio]
    #1409853 - 03/25/03 09:14 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Suggestion, if you can dont send through American - Canadian Customs, They are getting very mean and picky and a flagging ALOT of stuff. Got some Petri Dishes Flagged and i am getting investigated :blush:.


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: FocusHawaii]
    #1409880 - 03/25/03 09:25 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

agreed


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: FocusHawaii]
    #1410055 - 03/25/03 11:58 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

You mean across the USA/Canada border?


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: FocusHawaii]
    #1410186 - 03/26/03 03:23 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Investigated by whom?


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: r05c03]
    #1410354 - 03/26/03 05:35 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

customs most likely.


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: Jackal]
    #1410578 - 03/26/03 07:24 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I?ve sent agar wedges in a small zip bag and a padded envelope to every continent(ok, not antarctis...) without problems.


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: Anno]
    #1410873 - 03/26/03 09:08 AM (13 years, 8 months ago)

They are really ramping up the Homeland Security BS over here right now. The problem is that, previously a customs investigation would not mean much, but now all the law enforcement agencys share information and more of it, so a tiny little customs investigation could lead to something mush more ugly.

But hey freedom is cost of "freedom" here in the good ole' US

An entire society built on fear and death.


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: r05c03]
    #1411499 - 03/26/03 01:52 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

That explains why I didn't receive spores and petri dishes...
I trust the guys who send it.  :mad: 


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: MushMushi]
    #1411630 - 03/26/03 02:56 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Thats total crap what we are doing is legal. Have you recieved any notification from customs?


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: r05c03]
    #1411639 - 03/26/03 03:00 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Nope! nothing at all!


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Re: Advice Needed For Sending Cultures [Re: MushMushi]
    #1412388 - 03/26/03 08:10 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

USA to Canada and Vice versa are getting very picky about customs. They send u a notice saying "Im sorry so and so your Merchandise/Materials have been confiscated at the border" and it goes on, Coorporate bullshit at its finest, i bet you anything they just resell it all.


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