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Old 12-03-2014, 02:08 PM   #1
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Tobacco Beetle

I was reading the tobacco beetle post on JRC and had some questions.

Would it be prudent, even after inspection, to put freshly ordered cigars into the fridge/freezer before laying them to rest in their home? I guess some might consider this overkill, but I can imagine it'd be somewhat easy to miss these pin holes or eggs.

I'm okay with the extra effort if it keeps my beauties on the straight and narrow, so I'm guessing this is a "It is a preference thing..." I just wanted to read other folks' opinion on the matter.

My father has a similar process with his saltwater tank. He has what is called a "quarantine tank", so when he orders or purchases a new fish, it goes there for a bit before it gets introduced to the rest of colony.
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
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Unless you are ordering cigars from some third world country, I don't think you have anything to worry about. I don't freeze my cigars.
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:51 PM   #3
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I don't freeze either. I went through real frenzy over beetles long ago. I think many of us do.
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:07 PM   #4
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I forgot to mention, which was part of the impetus for this post, I received two cigars from an online retailer that were were infested. I received them in my cigar of the month package and I contacted them about it; they sent me a $10 gift card to make up for it.

I know this is somewhat rare, but I can't help but wonder every time a new package awaits at my door. I shall get over my modest paranoia.
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:40 PM   #5
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That's shocking, especially if it's a well known retailer.
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:44 PM   #6
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Never had one from a commercial order.

My BIL gave me one from an overseas B&M after a trip. Smoked the F'er like playin' a flute in reverse...
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