Contributed by: Bunzboy
while back a fellow member here @ OG shipped me some
cuts that arrived in perfect condition. I took special
note to the way they were packaged & have since had
two other members succesfully send & receive cuts
the same way, so I thought I'd share the idea.
You will need:
1 - 20 oz. plastic
bottle cut in half (you will use the end w/ the cap).
2 - Cloning solution (I use Olivia's).
Rubbing alcohol (like a surgical operation , everything
must be sterile).
4 - Toilet paper.
6 - Masking tape.
7 - Razor blade.
8 - Thin piece of cardboard.
9 - Plastic baggie.
10 - Most important - Donor plant (mother).
Re-cut your cuttings under
water using a 45 degree angle cut. Soak a piece of
toilet paper in the cloning solution & ring out
until it's wet, but not dripping. Remove the cuttings
from the water and place the cut ends together. Wrap the
toilet paper around the cut ends of the cuttings.
Place the cuttings in the open
end of the plastic bottle and push through until the
toilet paper comes out the cap end of the bottle. Wrap
the toilet paper in newspaper.
Take & cut the corner off
a plastic baggie and wrap it around the newspaper to
avoid the newspaper drying out while the cuts are in
transit. Secure the baggie with a rubber band.
Proceed to wrap the entire cap
end in masking tape securing it to the neck of the
Take a piece of masking tape and place
completely around the open end of the bottle. It helps
to secure the top if you cut the masking tape in about 4
or 5 places.
Lightly mist the cuttings
& put the thin piece of cardboard on the open end of
the bottle. Secure with the masking tape that is already
in place on the bottle. You now have a container that
will protect your babies. Place the entire bottle in a
Wrap the entire bottle in
bubble wrap, place in your shipping box, close &
tape, label the package (of course w/ a fictitious name
), and it's off to your local post office. When your
package is received, re-cut the cuttings & clone as
normal. It took me 5 days to receive my cuts that were
sent to me in this method & yet they still arrived
in perfect condition. Hope this makes it a little easier
for each of us to share each other's goodies.
This is a
very nice method for packaging clones and shipping them
when the package will not be traveling
across international borders. IE: Not past
. For times when packages are traveling
past customs more anti scent measures will need to be
taken. Oven bags in multiple layers, are a good way to
contain the scent, but they must be combined with other
precautions like wearing (and changing) gloves, not
touching anything mj with the gloves as you place bagged
bags into additional layers of oven bags. Not changing
gloves or touching cuttings with the same gloves worn to
bag the items, will completely defeat the purpose of the