Hello, Lauw. I usually mimic my suppliers for dormant bulbs. In all cases, I use paper bags, because in most cases there's at least sawdust. Certain items come having been put in slightly moistened milled peat or sawdust, and they are in a plastic bag inside of a paper bag. This does sometimes cause problems related to mold. I've been learning with much of these, it helps to refrigerate them if they will not be shipped off immediately. All my nursery items either remain in their potting medium, even up to a short gallon with my Clivia, or are placed in plastic bags with moistened coarse sphagnum. If in foliage the foliage is usually trimmed for transport, and of course remains outside of the bag. Although this gives the customer something a bit messy to deal with, I believe it has worked out very well in reducing shock. Why let Lycoris roots dry out and easily loose a season recovering, anyway? I also pack my product so that it cannot move around in transport. I just can't see the benefit of flower bulbs bouncing around every time the package is dropped. This does mean zero air circulation, but I always use 2-3 day priority mail and have had no serious problems in that regard. Mr. Kelly M. Irvin 10850 Hodge Ln Gravette, AR 72736 USA 479-787-9958 USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a/b mailto:email@example.com http://www.irvincentral.com/ contact wrote: > Dear all, > I find this a most interesting topic as I am faced with the problem every day.