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vio88

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My question is how long can java ferns go in a bucket or bag? I will be moving soon and it is about a 13 hour drive. Also how susceptible are they to temperature? How many can go in one bucket/bag and any other tips please.
 

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I buy my Java Ferns at Petco, they sell them in plastic tubes that have a clear jelly that keeps the roots moist. The plants sit there for weeks before they are sold. As long as your plants don't dry out I would think they will be fine, also avoid cold temperatures
 

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put them in a bucket of water with a lid and keep them out of the sun. they will be fine for 13 hours
 
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put them in a bucket of water with a lid and keep them out of the sun. they will be fine for 13 hours
Should I poke holes in the bucket lid? My thought is to allow air exchange or is that more so for fish? Would they be ok for say 3 days? I am thinking if take down tank day before move, drive one day then next day set up tank. Safely what is their max time in a bucket?
 

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Plants will be fine in a bucket for a few days.

For the fish, I'd recommend against that.
 
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I am going to rehome my fish before then for that very reason so I will only have plants.
 
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