FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Talk about anything you want in this forum.

Moderator: Matt

User avatar
By thepitchergrower
Location: 
Posts:  2276
Joined:  Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:22 am
#398311
Today, I got 2 letters. One was from Panguy. From a giveaway like 2-3 months ago! Bad news, @BillPhoenix, the postman mishandled the letter I sent you. All the leaf cuttings are dead, and the package returned to me.
User avatar
By thepitchergrower
Location: 
Posts:  2276
Joined:  Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:22 am
#398312
Seems like USPS ain't likin me. I just found another letter, full of crushed seeds. (non CP seeds)
User avatar
By elaineo
Location: 
Posts:  776
Joined:  Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:07 am
#398322
thepitchergrower wrote:Today, I got 2 letters. One was from Panguy. From a giveaway like 2-3 months ago! Bad news, @BillPhoenix, the postman mishandled the letter I sent you. All the leaf cuttings are dead, and the package returned to me.
Was the envelope too thick for regular letter mail? Bummer, I wanted to try that method :(
User avatar
By thepitchergrower
Location: 
Posts:  2276
Joined:  Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:22 am
#398327
Something to do with the postage stamp. USPS owes me like 60 cents. ;) :(
User avatar
By TrapsAndDews
Location: 
Posts:  1406
Joined:  Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:20 am
#398330
Maybe you should've put both the addresses the same. I'm wondering, how did the cuttings die?
User avatar
By thepitchergrower
Location: 
Posts:  2276
Joined:  Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:22 am
#398332
but then they would have made Bill Phoenix pay. I think. I suspect they overheated, or under heated the envelope. IDK :oops: :|
User avatar
By ChefDean
Location: 
Posts:  5899
Joined:  Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:44 am
#398385
This just arrived today. It was mailed off to me from LA 47 days ago.
20220125_171900.jpg
20220125_171900.jpg (2.91 MiB) Viewed 1537 times
(Not worried about the address, y'all have it anyway)
This happens more than you know.
User avatar
By thepitchergrower
Location: 
Posts:  2276
Joined:  Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:22 am
#398388
ChefDean wrote:This just arrived today. It was mailed off to me from LA 47 days ago.
20220125_171900.jpg
(Not worried about the address, y'all have it anyway)
This happens more than you know.
The whole world knows your address now. I would suggest against doing that, Chef, because there are spammers on forums looking for email and other addresses. Who knows what kind of Junk Mail you might get. :?
User avatar
By ChefDean
Location: 
Posts:  5899
Joined:  Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:44 am
#398390
Let them waste their money mailing me something, if it ever arrives. Besides, I love junk mail, especially the kind that come with a postage paid return envelope.
I use permanent marker to blot out any bar/QR codes, then stuff them full of any crap I have laying around the house. Expired coupons, shredded paper, glitter, other junk mail, etc., then send it back. Hopefully I can stuff it full enough that it can't go through the machine canceling so that the recipient has to pay for a parcel rather than a stamp.
User avatar
By MikeB
Location: 
Posts:  1221
Joined:  Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:13 pm
#398403
ChefDean wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:45 am Hopefully I can stuff it full enough that it can't go through the machine canceling so that the recipient has to pay for a parcel rather than a stamp.
My father-in-law used to tape the return envelope to a brick. That cut way down on the junk mail.
TrapsAndDews, IoanAdam liked this
User avatar
By thepitchergrower
Location: 
Posts:  2276
Joined:  Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:22 am
#398405
ChefDean wrote:Let them waste their money mailing me something, if it ever arrives. Besides, I love junk mail, especially the kind that come with a postage paid return envelope.
I use permanent marker to blot out any bar/QR codes, then stuff them full of any crap I have laying around the house. Expired coupons, shredded paper, glitter, other junk mail, etc., then send it back. Hopefully I can stuff it full enough that it can't go through the machine canceling so that the recipient has to pay for a parcel rather than a stamp.
You might want to consider contacting Mark Rober. Those junk mailers are going to have a house full of glitter and fart spray. I hear that fart spray has some Skunk essence in it.
User avatar
By ChefDean
Location: 
Posts:  5899
Joined:  Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:44 am
#398407
Close. Skunk spray is a mixture of organic thiols, including at least one sulphur based thiol, while fart spray is primarily ammonium sulfide based with synthetic thiols. The thiols are chemically the same, but organic beats synthetic every time.
User avatar
By TrapsAndDews
Location: 
Posts:  1406
Joined:  Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:20 am
#398411
MikeB wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:49 am My father-in-law used to tape the return envelope to a brick. That cut way down on the junk mail.
Did the postman pick it up or was it dropped off at the post office?
Last edited by TrapsAndDews on Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:13 am, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
By thepitchergrower
Location: 
Posts:  2276
Joined:  Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:22 am
#398417
Just wanted to say, if anyone is interested in trading for a Mint Condition, Autographed Sarracenia Flava OP seeds, send me a PM. These are authentic. Autographed by the famous :? Mr. Panzenhagen :? himself! :shock: With the certificate of authenticity included. These seeds are fresh. Harvest of fall 2021 if I am not mistaken.

Just FYI, I'm not terribly interested in trading my Autographed seeds, so unless you have something very cool, I probably won't trade them. Looking for other Sarracenia seeds and possible Pygmy gemmae at this point. Send me a PM if you are interested in this Unique offer.

Somehow, USPS messed up the envelope, and it took a good 2 months to come :?
Attachments:
PXL_20220126_041755378.jpg
PXL_20220126_041755378.jpg (256.16 KiB) Viewed 1445 times
IoanAdam liked this
User avatar
By MikeB
Location: 
Posts:  1221
Joined:  Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:13 pm
#398626
TrapsAndDews wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:33 am
MikeB wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:49 am My father-in-law used to tape the return envelope to a brick. That cut way down on the junk mail.
Did the postman pick it up or was it dropped off at the post office?
I think he dropped it off at the Post Office. They were only too happy to deliver it to the sender, with postage due at the first-class mail cost. :D
TrapsAndDews liked this
Tissue culture beginnings

Cultures tend to easily contaminate in transit - […]

Can leave them under the hood to cool a bit, usua[…]

looks pretty good, but i have a suggestion why you[…]

I love the idea of this! Id like to have D. Capill[…]

Is this still up to date? Would like to buy some c[…]

Both should have some time to adjust.

Holy bug pile Batman!

It's really a "plant-eat-bug-world out there&[…]

vft seeds

Awesome! Did you self pollinate?

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!