I am thinking as well that it was an agent that didn't really know what he had in front of him. I probably wouldn't be as miffed about this if I had purchased the seed, however it was a gift from the Abel's in S. Africa and I very much value the plants I've grown from their seed. I KNOW it was packaged carefully and correctly, but if the seed had already sprouted.... I find it funny as well that I received clivia seed from the US about a month ago and it arrived moldy. I am still attempting to get a hold of the agent that handled it, he did put his number on the form. As to whether or not our import rules have changed, can't get a straight answer on that either. I've talked to 4 different people and got a different answer from each. I consoled myself by going out and buying two new hippeastrum hybrids - Lemon Sorbet and Prelude. Linda Foulis Red Deer, AB Canada -17C tonight, Yuck!