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Shipping driftwood with plants attached?

I have a couple of really nice pieces of driftwood (mopani) that have Java Fern, Java Moss and XMas Moss on them. I'm redoing the aquascape in my 55 and they don't really fit with where I'm going so I'm going to try to sell them.

How do I go about shipping these? I know nothing about shipping plants...

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I just wrap the plants in wet paper towels or newspaper and then stick them into a bag that doesn't leak. You need to keep them damp, not necessarily submerged in water.

Never had a problem yet.

I haven't sent anything attached to driftwood though.

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i never shipped driftwood but I had shipped live rocks for reef tanks before. Basically wrap it up with wet paper towels and put it in many layers of plastic bags(the ones LFS used to package fish will do great) and put a little bit of tank water with the wood to ensure dampness. Then wrapped the bag with layers of newpaper and box it up....of course the best way is to have insulation box. hope this helps

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Awesome! Thanks!

I can usually get boxes and bags at work (vet school).

I would assume priority shipping (2-3 days) would be ok? or should they be shipped overnight?
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vet school? which one are you going? I am going to apply this summer....hook me up dude....:P

priority should be fine unless the package will go through extreme hot or cold weather....hope this helps

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