germinating in the mail
Wed, 17 Nov 2010 11:01:06 PST
On 17 Nov 2010, at 2:44, Lee Poulsen wrote:

> I've received Clivia seeds from South Africa that were mailed in empty film
> canisters. (Are those still available??) 

They still sell 35mm film, though the market has shrunk dramatically, so I 
would guess that film canisters still exist.

There's a good alternative in case we're both hopelessly delusional in this 
matter: the little canisters that glucometer test strips (used by diabetics) 
are packaged in. They're much the same as film canisters, but with some kind of 
desiccant in the lid behind a thin partition. If you squeeze the lid sideways, 
the lid will buckle so you can remove it and pour out the desiccant.

[I'm referring specifically to strips for the "Accu-Chek Compact" made by 
Roche, but other brands are likely packaged in much the same way.]

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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