I just purchased a 5 piece set off of [Ebay Link Removed] If you search for aquarium tool kit it should come up. Has two types of scissors, 2 types of tweezers and this flat tool all are stainless steel and 11" long supposedly the same set sold at az gardens but on ebay it is about $31 shipped which is alot better than from the company. comes in the zippered case read alot of good reviews on it.
I dig a little hole, hold the plant in with one hand, scoop back the sand with the other.
I used to have tongs, they were a major pain in the butt. Gotta balance holding the plant firmly, but not so much you crush it and somehow press it into the substrate with enough force. Never worked out for me.
Use chopsticks, cheap and easy if you know how to use them for eating. =D
Great thread with some good ideas. I have long wondered how people master the technique of planting stems. I wish there was a youtube video showing proper use of tweezers/ tongs/ chopsticks. But I suppose it just comes with practise.
I just got tired of trying to plant one plant anf up rooting another, i went kn amazon and bought a 12 pair of long aquarium tweezers for 4.89 including shipping! There has got to b a better way!I am just no t that nimble lol