Home | Community | Message Board


Crestline Sales - MycoPath
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> The Ethnobotanical Garden

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinecdchriscd
Green Acres

Registered: 04/25/03
Posts: 716
Loc: FL
Last seen: 13 years, 2 months
Best way to ship cacti.
    #1828847 - 08/19/03 08:09 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I made some trades and have to ship some cacti, and I'd like to ensure they arrive to their new owners alive and well. When I ordered my Pedro, it was sent to me in a normal box, with the roots covered in dirt, and wrapped in wet news paper. Would that be the best way to ship the cacti?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleTinMan
Stranger

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2,956
Loc: Russia
Re: Best way to ship cacti. [Re: cdchriscd]
    #1829066 - 08/19/03 10:59 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Cuttings or rooted in pots?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinecdchriscd
Green Acres

Registered: 04/25/03
Posts: 716
Loc: FL
Last seen: 13 years, 2 months
Re: Best way to ship cacti. [Re: TinMan]
    #1829068 - 08/19/03 11:00 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Rooted in pots. Though I'd like to ship just the cacti seeing how the whole pot weights around 6 pounds.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineneuro
Phytophiliac
 User Gallery

Registered: 08/11/99
Posts: 6,617
Loc: Rigel 7
Last seen: 6 days, 20 hours
Re: Best way to ship cacti. [Re: cdchriscd]
    #1830293 - 08/19/03 05:07 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Pull it out of the pot, remove excess dirt but leave whatever is covering the roots so that you can make a good rootball, cover with a damp newspaper and ball it up good, then you could try to wrap the ball a little with some saran wrap to keep it balled-up. Place in a box and pad the voids with extra news papers or whatever packing material.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinemr_minds_eye
Disposable Wage Whore
Male User Gallery
Registered: 01/22/02
Posts: 1,948
Loc: Samsara
Last seen: 3 years, 10 months
Re: Best way to ship cacti. [Re: cdchriscd]
    #1831017 - 08/19/03 08:51 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

My torch came in a freezer bag. THere was a little dirt covering the roots but not restricted and it did o.k.


--------------------
Our quest for discovery fuels our creativity in all fields, not just science. If we reached the end of the line, the human spirit would shrivel and die. But I don't think we will ever stand still: we shall increase in complexity, if not in depth, and shall always be the center on an expanding horizon of possibilities.
-Stephen Hawking


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineneuro
Phytophiliac
 User Gallery

Registered: 08/11/99
Posts: 6,617
Loc: Rigel 7
Last seen: 6 days, 20 hours
Re: Best way to ship cacti. [Re: mr_minds_eye]
    #1831042 - 08/19/03 09:01 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i'm a nazi about perfection in packing.. root balling is the most professional way to do things.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinefelixhigh
KIA
Male User Gallery

Registered: 06/24/01
Posts: 7,543
Loc: Ly
Last seen: 3 years, 5 months
Re: Best way to ship cacti. [Re: neuro]
    #1831210 - 08/19/03 10:06 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

to ship it on it's bare roots should be fine!
the biggest issue are the spines (when present) in my opinion.
perhaps some foam or lots of newspaper, taking care not to allow it all to be loose...
i am against putting anything wet inside as it might become fuel for a nice rotting if the cuttings have some fighting in the box...


FH


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinecdchriscd
Green Acres

Registered: 04/25/03
Posts: 716
Loc: FL
Last seen: 13 years, 2 months
Re: Best way to ship cacti. [Re: felixhigh]
    #1831515 - 08/19/03 11:42 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks for the responses.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> The Ethnobotanical Garden

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* How would i ship cacti?
( 1 2 all )
just me 2,270 30 10/01/15 02:03 PM
by Spanishfly
* some new cacti I just got in the mail (and I need a few tips) fee 1,207 14 09/16/08 03:33 AM
by Dr. uarewotueat
* Shipping a salvia plant during colder months truffleupagus 721 3 10/04/06 06:11 PM
by truffleupagus
* Cactus Shipping SaintDunsmere 715 16 01/28/08 02:03 PM
by FarFromHere
* Cacti Who's Who raSman 392 1 04/21/05 11:36 PM
by eric_the_red
* help! harmed cacti outdoors + wet weather felixhigh 907 8 05/16/05 03:48 AM
by felixhigh
* "Peyotes and False Peyotes" and other psychoactive Cacti
( 1 2 3 4 all )
FarFromHere 15,631 62 05/21/16 05:44 AM
by FarFromHere
* Cacti ID - Its a Opuntia subulata!
( 1 2 all )
scruffymafia 1,833 20 08/09/08 06:22 AM
by Dr. uarewotueat

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, karode13, naum, Mostly_Harmless
687 topic views. 2 members, 12 guests and 4 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Shroom Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.031 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.