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Old 07-28-2015, 11:07 PM   #1
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Question on shipping plants in hot weather


Is it safe to ship red rooted floaters currently to a city expecting mid-90s weather? They are currently in paper towels moistened with aquarium water, sealed inside a ziplock.

This is a ROAK, but still don't want to send if they won't make it. Any advice?

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Old 07-29-2015, 05:39 AM   #2
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I've shipped plants in 115 degree weather. Just insulate well with newspaper. A cool pack would be beneficial if you have any.
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:44 PM   #3
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What Couesfanatic said.

And if you don't feel comfortable shipping in extreme temps and don't have styrofoam or other ways to insulate, maybe talk to the RAOK recipient to let them know you'd like to wait a few days until temps are better.
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Thanks for the suggestions. Decided to wait for cooler temps. I read around 85 or less is safe, but any hotter and it could wilt in hot delivery trucks.
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