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Cannabis Seed Storage Containers
If you need the store small to medium quantities of seeds or concentrates, you'll want to invest in the best seed container you can get. Like other types of cannabis packaging, the myriad of options can be dizzying. Thankfully, 420 Packaging makes it simpler to get the right cannabis seed storage containers at a great price.
Your seed container must be air-tight. For long-term storage, glass packaging for seeds is the industry standard. Plastic seed storage containers can be an excellent choice for short- to medium-term storage. A water molecule can sneak through the pores in plastic cannabis seed storage containers. This factor only becomes an issue if other important factors aren't attended to or if seeds are kept in the plastic seed container for too long. And Ziploc baggies are poor for storing marijuana seeds because they aren't entirely air-tight and allow light and temperature fluctuations.
It's also essential to have the seed holders and lids made from the same material. Glass and plastic expand and contract at different rates, letting in moisture and temperature changes.
It's important to remember that cannabis seeds are alive and need to be kept safe and handled with care until they're planted. Marijuana seeds are also expensive, so it’s imperative to ensure you have quality cannabis seed packaging. To protect your investment, you'll need to know how to store them safely. If exposed to the elements and extreme temperatures, seeds will die.
How Do I Store Cannabis Seeds?
Cannabis seeds are natural, living things and should be handled with care. When stored correctly in quality seed storage containers, you can expect your cannabis seeds to remain viable for about five years or longer. After five years, germination rates tend to drop. However, some have had success growing plants from seeds that were ten years old or more.
Proper labeling is crucial for efficient cannabis seed storage if you’re storing several seed strains. Labels also add another protective layer to your cannabis seed packaging to help keep light exposure to a minimum.
Storing cannabis seeds with a desiccant inside your seed holders will maintain 2-3% moisture levels inside your air-tight seed container. Desiccants also absorb the
excess ethylene produced naturally during the aging process, extending the life of the seeds. Rice can be an effective desiccant, but it needs to be regularly replaced because it's organic. Silica gel packs are reusable, saving you time and money.
Some folks place a layer of cotton or wool between the desiccant and the seeds to create a physical boundary between them. Our foam inserts for seed storage containers are even better. They help absorb any initial excessive moisture and ensure seeds are not physically disturbed.
Where you're storing marijuana seeds can impact their viability and longevity. Your refrigerator is cool and dark, but moisture fluctuates whenever the door is opened and closed. Storage in the back of a fridge (where there is less moisture), with a desiccant in an air-tight seed container, is a viable option for seed stability and may adequately deter mold production.
Contrary to popular belief, freezing seeds destroys cells within the seed. There is special laboratory equipment that slowly brings down the temperature of the seeds to prevent damage, but it's expensive, and most growers do not have this equipment. If you are determined to use the freezer, put the seeds in air-tight cannabis seed storage containers or vacuum-sealed bags with a food-grade desiccant satchel.
Storing marijuana seeds short-term is the easiest to accomplish. Select a cool, dark drawer or cupboard and ensure that the spot has a consistent temperature. The seed packaging still needs to be air-tight.
Many growers opt for foam canisters, mylar bags, or plastic containers for seed holders. The primary consideration is that the packaging keeps oxygen and water molecules out. Storing seeds for a few years in air-tight seed packaging at room temperature in a closet or closed cabinet is fine.
The best seed packaging for medium-term storage is an air-tight container like a mason jar, ziplock bag, or vacuum sealable container.
What Cannabis Seed Storage Containers Are Available?
420 Packaging offers a wide selection of hemp seed packaging options. We have a variety of hinged lid containers, small plastic tubes for concentrates and seeds, and child-resistant packaging for seeds.
Many customers prefer hinged lid cannabis seed storage containers simply because they don't want to risk misplacing a screw-top lid.
Our hinged lid plastic vials for concentrate & seeds come in a wide variety. We offer sizes from 0.2ml to 1.5ml. You can also choose cannabis seed storage containers that are clear or from various colors.
How Do You Test A Seed Storage Container For Child Resistance?
Child-resistant plastic seed containers are tested and certified by the American Society for Testing Materials and CPSC. To qualify as child-proof seed vials, it must be "significantly difficult for children under five years of age to open within a reasonable time," but "not difficult for normal adults to use properly." The definition of "a reasonable time" is:
- Attempting to open the packaging takes enough time that the child gives up.
- The attempt to open takes enough time that a parent would find them and intervene.
That definition is from the Poison Prevention Packaging ACT of 1970. To be certified child-resistant by the ASTM, each seed storage container must undergo extensive testing with young children attempting to open the products. Our child-resistant packaging meets ASTM standards.
What Should I Keep in Mind for Cannabis Seed Storage?
Seeds are living organisms, and if not correctly cared for, they can germinate prematurely or die. Using the right seed holder for storing cannabis seeds means that you can preserve seeds for extended periods until ready for planting. Damaged seeds can't germinate, but you also don't want them to germinate while in storage.
To be effective, a cannabis seed storage container must be air-tight, moisture- and humidity-proof, and resistant to temperature fluctuations.
Eliminating exposure to light is the first and easiest consideration for your seed containers. Seeds are unlikely to germinate when stored in dark places. They can't grow if they're kept near a window too exposed to the sun. The nutrients get depleted, the seeds can't develop once planted.
It's best to store marijuana seeds is in cool conditions – 43°–47° Fahrenheit. The cooler it is (without freezing), the less likely your seed will be to germinate. Many growers use a "no frost" refrigerator.
The ideal environment for cannabis seeds is cold and dark with low humidity. Any fluctuations in these conditions put the seeds at risk. It's best to keep air-tight seed storage containers sealed until the seeds are ready for planting. Exposed seeds are at risk to bacteria and pests.
When storing cannabis seeds, you need to carefully control relative humidity (RH) levels. If you have RH levels below 8%, your seeds become vulnerable to pests. Humidity levels above 10% can result in fungi developing. Levels above 60% cause wilting, drowning, and death.
The ideal RH range for short-term storage is 21–30%. Preserving seeds for extended periods means keeping them as dry as possible at 8–10%. Maintaining the proper RH level reduces the risk of pests while maintaining optimal humidity. RH levels below 8% drastically increase pest and insect activity around the seeds. Harmful fungi flourish in 12-14% RH levels and can begin to rot as it climbs to 18-20%. At 40–60% RH, seeds start germinating. These are the optimal levels for cultivating most strains of cannabis.
Where to Buy Cannabis Seed Storage Containers
420 Packaging is your best source for bulk seed storage containers. We have an extensive collection of all cannabis packaging materials. Buying plastic seed storage containers has never been easier.
We offer a wide selection of pre-roll tubes and plastic seed containers compliant with current compliance laws and regulations. Also, we are proud to be the first to create and distribute biodegradable pop-top containers. And we have various shrink bands to go with those different containers.
Once you look at our seed containers for sale – the color, the quantity, how you'd like to customize them – our Price Beat Guarantee means you won't get a better price for your bulk seed vial purchases anywhere else. If you're local to the Los Angeles area, place a will-call order and pick it up the same day.
We offer the most efficient and affordable way to stock up on all of your marijuana packaging necessities. With our wide selection of marijuana seed containers, there's something for every consumer and business.
If you've been searching in vain for quality seed containers in bulk, one look at 420Packaging.com will make us your go-to destination.