Below are some pics of a friend of mine who has received plants (Pogo Stellatus & HC) from one particular member who keeps on packing the plants INCORRECTLY
even though it was suggested how to do it right. But not only did the seller pack it incorrectly AGAIN
, he added an icepack to it as well
because he thought it was the heat the first time around.
What you see below is what happens to plants when you wrap them up in too much paper towel and pour water into the bag
....it will turn to MUSH.
The seller replied to my friend that it was the heat that caused it, but my question to him is why did it happen to the shipmemt that had the ice pack??? All that is needed in the zip lock back is enough moisture to keep the plants from drying out
, you are not shipping fish, so we do not need to add water guys
Making the paper towel waterlogged adds mass which causes more movement of the plant as it bounces within the ziplock bag when thrown
....this is something you do not want to happen either. This is the reason when I pack I fold my zip lock in such a way as to prevent movement. See my feedback on shipping, it's like that because I put effort into shipping, something most fail to do just as the seller who sent the plants below did.
There are numerous threads on how to pack and ship plants well, so I suggest that anyone who decides sell should take the time and read those threads before having to put someone through your lack of experience.
BTW the seller did try to make it right by sending more plants, but whats the use if more (cooler) mush is sent..... I think a refund is in order.