Supercazzola wrote: ↑Tue May 02, 2023 11:14 pm
Not sure if the Chef will allow this, but if you tell him how many pods you may have to give, perhaps he could allow some of us to claim them before you ship them, and then you ship direct to the recipients (shipping paid by us)?
Prior to them getting to the seed bank, it's a transaction between two members. My thoughts or feelings have nothing to do with it. With Nepenthes seeds only having a three month shelf life (under optimal conditions) before viability starts to drop (pretty much dead in a year), the more seeds directly to their final destination the better.
What's the best way to mail it to you, sounds like people prefer pods but that won't work in a envelope? Also it's a untested unique seed grown hybrid mother plant, hope it will be viable but you never know.
Nep seeds have come in a number of ways. Each pod (after it dries) in its own little envelope, each pods worth of seeds in their own little envelope (removed from pod skin), or the pods shipped in a bag.
The envelopes are more work, but can be sent in a standard envelope, so cheaper. Maybe wrapped in a paper towel and taped to the inside of the envelope.
Shipping them all in a bag is easier, but a little more due to now needing to ship them in a small box.
As to the untested nature. If there's enough, perhaps they could be dropped to Tier 1 to give more members the opportunity to test the viability. But they definitely wouldn't go higher than Tier 2 to increase exposure.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.