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Old 01-27-2011, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default INFOGRAPHIC: How to Ship Plants (within USA) and Receive Plants

Greetings all,

Two new comprehensive infographics have been released on Aqua Calc Infographics.

How to ship plants (within USA)

How to receive plants

please, review the infographics and post your suggestions, feedback and improvements.

I would also like to populate a list of plants which do not ship well. If you know of any delicate varieties...please add them to the discussion, so that i may update the infographic!

Enjoy and Happy viewing!
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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seems very useful. thumbs up
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great! Sticky?
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Some of you requested to insert the infographic..so here you go:

How to : Ship plants (within USA)


How to : Receive plants
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It is good information for me.
Thanks
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I really like how you suggest to reuse materials to minimize waste. I always hope that someone will reuse the boxes I send out. I know I keep around the ones people send me.

Well done!
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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just saying... but there are other ways of shipping that cost way cheaper and still work the same or better. i would probably use your guide to ship live animals.
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Holy crap, there's no way I'd be able to ship plants via your method. You do realize shipping plants is nearly akin to shipping cut flowers and vegetables right? Maybe one day I'll post up how I spend closer to 3 minutes per package.
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I noticed under your plant disinfectant sections your bleach dip method is way too strong and long. 1:16 bleach:water for 10 minutes will kill pretty much every plant in this hobby. consider changing it to 1 single minute tops. personally I do a weaker 1:20 mixture, but it's really that 10 minute duration you have listed that is the plant killer.
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I noticed under your plant disinfectant sections your bleach dip method is way too strong and long. 1:16 bleach:water for 10 minutes will kill pretty much every plant in this hobby. consider changing it to 1 single minute tops. personally I do a weaker 1:20 mixture, but it's really that 10 minute duration you have listed that is the plant killer.
Or better yet, dont sell plants that have algae on them. Only sell healthy plants!
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