Originally Posted by My Way
Ok, I see a problem with this thread already. Let's not talk about anything here but getting this Frag Swap Club up and running. If we go off track talking about "what I have" or "How do I frag" we will lose track of the original purpose. I think 1 mushroom is a frag. I would not suggest someone mail a "slice" as it needs to "heal" and I think that should be done before mailing. I think Zoo's should be 5 minimum, so if 1 or 2 don't make it you still have something to fall back on. I also suggest it be a mandatory that a pic be taken of the frag and the packing from the "seller" ( I know it's a trade but couldn't think of a better word at the moment). This would help settle disputes such as "It did'nt arive alive" or "I got ripped off" These don't need to be sent to anyone just stored on your HD in case of a dispute. Just throwing out ideas to keep this going.
Yeah, I agree that the “what I have and what I want to trade” is a little premature right now. We need to get some rules set. Secondly, I have to say that the whole thing on shrooms slices was just a general or bridge version . It is not recommended to ship a frag for at least two weeks. Once the frag has taken foot on a piece of rubble rock the edges need to have healed, that should constitute the start of the two week heal time. I was merely saying that I if I had single shrooms I would have already cut it in to four frags to have healing over and ready for trade. A pic of the frags would be a nice back up piece of evidence in case of dispute, but not every one has a digital camera. As to the zoo deal, yes that why is said and even amount of like eight, some times (a rarity) if packed wrong or a hold up by the post office, a zoo or xenia may not make the trip with priority mail, that’s why I think with those two species I feel it would only benefit the traders and the coral that they be automatically over night trade/shipping. This is only from personal experiences but I have gotten quite a few coral priority mail and as long as your dripping them I have never had a problem other then an extended closure time over the “normal” adjusting time in the tank. I feel we do need to have some type of arrive alive. For the rare occasion that something did not arrive alive. That easily fixed, at buyer/traders choice if they want to get insurance on that product. Since most trades of cash would be thru paypal you can use that as a receipt for postal insurance claims. We can make it mandatory or buyer/traders choice. As a perspective mod, I would say and vote that if a trader/buyer chose to opt out of the insurance, then they have no claim to grip, but can try and work something out with the other trader, but can not levy a blackballing of the offending trader.
We need to start to get some rules in order for vote
Maximum amount a fragmentation can cost ----15.00 or 20.00 bucks ?
Priority shipping with disposable glad Tupperware containers with zip lock freezer bags and foam insulators with crunched up newspaper as your source of shipping and handling ?
Delicate frags I.e. xenia and zoos should be over night only shipping ?
Fragmentation trade of one whole shroom constitutes a frag ?
Stony coral of a minimum of 2 inches and a maximum of 4inchs as a frag ?
Polyps on a piece of rubble rock of a minimum of 8 and max of 10 as a frag?
Leathers slice of 1 inch (W) X 1 inch (L) on a piece of rubble rock as a frag.
These are just a few that I can remember and have come up with. All would be brought up for vote of members.