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By DragonsEye
Posts:  192
Joined:  Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:22 pm
#342181
So a very generous soul on another forum sent me a micro-mini orchid of which he had an extra. This is the box it came in:

https://www.terraforums.com/forums/atta ... 1565481387

I strongly suspect the box was originally cube-shaped. Amazingly enough, the plant was -- though a bit dry -- okay.
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By FlyTrap Hunter
Posts:  761
Joined:  Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:05 am
#342184
DragonsEye wrote:[FONT=Comic Sans MS]So a very generous soul on another forum sent me a micro-mini orchid of which he had an extra. This is the box it came in:

https://www.terraforums.com/forums/atta ... 1565481387

I strongly suspect the box was originally cube-shaped. Amazingly enough, the plant was -- though a bit dry -- okay.
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I think the postal person was angry and just squeezed the box, just to be a jerk. Jerk. Lol It doesn't look smashed by a 70 pound box, it looks squeezed. Geez
By Vega
Posts:  36
Joined:  Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:56 pm
#342199
I used to work for one of the major shipping companies. I doubt someone did this to your box on purpose. This is inevitable when hundreds of boxes are traveling in a belt to the same trailer. Some of them are bound to get damaged. If you are shipping something valuable make sure to get insurance. If you are shipping something irreplaceable make sure it is packaged correctly.
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By Artchic528
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#342337
Wow. There are no words...

Looks like it was drop kicked a few times. It's a miracle the orchids survived at all.

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By FlyTrap Hunter
Posts:  761
Joined:  Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:05 am
#342357
Vega wrote:I used to work for one of the major shipping companies. I doubt someone did this to your box on purpose. This is inevitable when hundreds of boxes are traveling in a belt to the same trailer. Some of them are bound to get damaged. If you are shipping something valuable make sure to get insurance. If you are shipping something irreplaceable make sure it is packaged correctly.
I agree you should package it properly.
Granted this was many years ago, but I worked for a PO distribution center and
Iwas literally directed to take boxes off a convarer and toss the boxes through the air and into open bags. Of course some
missed the bag. And of course there was a concrete wall we bounced the boxes off to get them in a bag. And yes inevitably there are casualties.
By DragonsEye
Posts:  192
Joined:  Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:22 pm
#343169
ilovedrosera wrote:I miiiiiiiiiiiiiggghht be dafloof. Just maybe. I seriously hope you got those mini orchids.
Unfortunately, no. Alas, without the tracking number there is no way to find it. :( That's why it is always wise to get a tracking number whenever sending or receiving a package.
By ilovedrosera
Posts:  343
Joined:  Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:20 am
#343225
I am very sorry. My minis are still suffering from the shock of division, so I couldn’t do replacements. I am sooooooo sorry. If you’re wondering, all plants that you sent are doing great, especially the monolena primuiniflora. It dropped all leaves except one, then grew 19 in a week. I don’t know how that’s physically possible.
By DragonsEye
Posts:  192
Joined:  Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:22 pm
#343235
Yeah, that's the prob with micro mini's .... takes time to get any size on them.

With any future trades you do, make sure you get and keep the tracking number of any packages you sent out. That way, if they do go astray, at least there will be a chance of finding them.

Glad to hear the plants you received are doing well!
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