WE SELL MEXICAN JUMPING BEANS
GENERAL INFORMATION

FOR 3 + YEARS ONLY
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP CHILDREN OUT OF HARMS WAY. IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, I HAVE ONLY HEARD OF TWO INSTANCES OF CHILDREN SWALLOWING A MEXICAN JUMPING BEAN. ONE LADY CALLED BACK TO LET ME KNOW THAT THEY FOUND THE MISSING BEAN. IT IS MY BELIEF THAT THE STRONG ACID CONTENT OF THE STOMACH WILL KILL THE GERMS AND LARVA IN SHORT ORDER.

OUR SALES
JULY 2003 TO JULY 2004 ABOUT 1,700,000 BEANS
JULY 2004 THERE WERE NO BEANS
JULY 2005 TO JULY 2006 ABOUT 2,000,000 BEANS
JULY 2006 TO JULY 2007 ABOUT 2,000,000 BEANS
JULY 2007 TO DEC 2007 ABOUT 1,800,000 BEANS
JULY 2008 TO APRIL 2009 ABOUT 1,800,000 BEANS
JULY 2009 TO OCTOBER 2009 ABOUT 2,000,000 BEANS
AUGUST 2010 TO NOVEMBER 2010 ABOUT 1,000,000 BEANS

OUR CUSTOMERS
WE HAVE SERVED CUSTOMERS IN ALL 50 STATES
WE CURRENTLY SERVE CUSTOMERS IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES:
ARGENTINA, BANGKOK, CANADA, CHINA, ENGLAND, NETHERLANDS, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREAT BRITAIN, HOLLAND, HONG KONG, INDONESIA, IRELAND, ITALY, JAKARTA, JAPAN, MALAYSIA, NORWAY, PUERTO RICA, RUSSIA, SCOTLAND, SINGAPORE, SPAIN, SOUTH AFRICA, SWEDEN, THAILAND, UNITED KINGDOM, VIRGIN ISLAND, WALES AND MORE AND GROWING.

THE BEANS
THE MEXICAN JUMPING BEANS (LASPEYRESIA SALTITANS) COME FROM THE MOUNTAINS IN THE STATES OF SONORA AND SINALOA MEXICO. THEY CAN BE FOUND IN AN AREA THAT IS 30 MILES BY 100 MILES WHERE THE HOST PLANTS (SEBASTIANA PAVONIANA) GROWS IN THE MOUNTAINS. IN THE SPRING, THE MOTHS EMERGE FROM LAST YEARS BEANS AND DEPOSIT THEIR EGGS ON THE FLOWERS OF THE HOST PLANTS (ACTUALLY TREES). THE EGG BURROWS ITS WAY INTO THE SEED AND COMMENCES TO EAT THE TENDER SEED. THE EGG TURNS INTO A LARVA WHICH EATS ALL THE SOFT TENDER HEART OF THE BEAN. BY THE TIME THE MONSOON RAINS COME IN JULY, THEY HAVE EATEN ALL THE SEED. THERE ARE 3 BEANS IN A POD AND IT IS COVERED BY A THIN SKIN, SIMILAR TO WALNUTS. THE TREES NEED ABOUT 20 DAYS TO SOAK UP ENOUGH WATER TO CAUSE THE SKIN TO DISGORGE THE BEANS, AGAIN IT IS SIMILAR TO THE WALNUTS.
THEIR JUMPING ANTICS ARE A SURVIVAL MEASURE, THE HEAT IS THEIR ENEMY.
THEY JUMP TO ESCAPE THE HEAT AS IT WOULD DEHYDRATE AND KILL THEM.
THEY SEARCH FOR A COOL DAMP PLACE TO SURVIVE UNTIL SPRING.

MANY YEARS AGO, THE BEAN HARVEST WAS OVER 12 MILLION BEANS PER YEAR, NOW IT IS ONLY ABOUT 1/5 THAT MUCH. THE OVER HARVESTING AND SCARE OF INFESTATION AT THE VARIOUS BORDERS HAS MADE EXPORTATION MORE DIFFICULT. THE PICKERS ARE MOSTLY THE YOUNG AND OLDER CITIZENS.

TESTING THE BEANS
FIRST TEST: IS TO PUT A FEW BEANS IN YOUR HAND AND SHAKE THEM NEAR YOUR EAR. IF THEY RATTLE, THEY ARE DEAD.

SECOND TEST: HOLD THEM IN YOUR HAND UNTIL YOU FEEL THEM THUMP IN YOUR HAND. AT 98.6 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT THEY SHOULD BE ACTIVE.

THIRD TEST: CUT ONE OPEN TO VIEW THEIR STATE OF HEALTH. IF THEY ARE LIGHT GREEN ALL OVER THEY ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. IF THEY HAVE
STARTED TO TURN BROWN ON THE ENDS, THEY ARE STARTING TO DIE.

AN INTERESTING THING HAPPENS, THE LARVA WILL USUALLY SPIN A WEB AND SEAL UP THE HOLE CUT IN THE SIDE OF THE BEAN, TRY IT.

BECAUSE OF OUR VOLUME, WE ROUTINELY TEST THEM ON RACKS AND THEY HAVE TO JUMP ABOUT 6 INCHES IN A SHORT TIME TO BE ACCEPTABLE FOR SALE.

STORAGE OF THE BEANS
AFTER NUMEROUS EXPENSIVE LOSSES, WE DEDUCED THAT THE ONLY HOPE FOR EVERYONE’S BENEFIT WAS TO PUT THEM IN COOL STORAGE LIKE ALL PERISHABLE PRODUCTS. WE NOW KEEP THEM AWAY FROM HEAT FROM THE TIME WE BUY THEM UNTIL WE BRING THEM OUT OF THE COOLERS TO TEST THEM FOR SHIPMENT. WE PUT THEM INTO HIBERNATION. WE STORE THEM AT BETWEEN 40 TO 45 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. FREEZING WILL KILL THEM INSTANTLY.
PUTTING THEM IN A COOL ENVIRONMENT, SOAKING THEM WHEN THEIR WEIGHT LOSS DICTATES IN DE-CHLORINATED WATER FOR 5 HOURS WILL RESTORE THEIR WEIGHT. LET FAUCET WATER STAND 5 HOURS BEFORE USING IT.

I BELIEVE THAT TO OPTIMIZE YOUR ENJOYMENT, STORING THEM IN THE BUTTER COMPARTMENT OF YOUR REFRIGERATOR WHEN NOT IN USE, IS A GOOD IDEA.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PICTURES VISIT;
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/plaug97.htm

MISCELLANEOUS
THE MEXICAN JUMPING BEAN IS UNDOUBTEDLY AMONG ONE OF OUR CREATOR’S
BEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS. IT UNDOUBTEDLY GIVES MORE PLEASURE AND
INTRIGUE FOR THE MONEY THAN ANY OTHER CREATION.

LIFE EXPECTANCY: IT IS DEPENDENT ON THEIR ENVIRONMENT. AT 120+ DEGREES FAHRENHEIT THEIR LIFE IS LIMITED TO 2 TO 3 DAYS, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE OF 68 DEGREES F. THEY LIVE 2 TO 3 MONTHS. AT 45 DEGREES F. THEY WILL LIVE ABOUT 1 YEAR. FREEZING WILL QUICKLY KILL THE LARVA.

STORE EXCESS INVENTORY AT AROUND 45 F. OR 10 C. DEGREES, FOR BEST SHELF LIFE.
PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO SEND BEANS TO A FREEZING LOCATION.
THE BEANS WILL DIE IF EXPOSED TO 32 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

REGRETTABLY, THEY ARE DOOMED WHEN THEY LEAVE THEIR NATURAL HABITAT IN MEXICO. THERE ARE NO HOST PLANTS THAT WILL PERMIT THEM TO CONTINUE THEIR LIFE CYCLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT WILL KILL THEM FROM HEAT, DEHYDRATION, FREEZING. THE MOTH SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO FLY FREE IF THEY EMERGE FROM THE BEAN. A SCENIC TRIP AS IT WERE.

THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAVE TESTED OUR BEANS AND DECLARED THEM A CLASS “C” PEST WHICH IS NOT HAZARDOUS TO FORESTRY OR AGRICULTURE.
FOR MORE INFORMATION DOWNLOAD OUR USDA FORM WHICH DEALS WITH UNPROCESSED SEEDS BY CLICKING HERE.

SO FAR , WE HAVE EXPERIENCED VERY RARE PROBLEMS SHIPPING THE BEANS TO OTHER COUNTRIES. WE INCLUDE WITH EVERY FOREIGN SHIPMENTS INFORMATION FROM GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES THAT SHOULD GIVE THE CUSTOMS PEOPLE THE REASSURANCE THEY NEED.

WARNING
WE AVOID THE X-RAY MACHINES AT THE AIRPORTS. WE MANAGE TO GET VISUAL INSPECTION. WE FEEL THAT THE X-RAYS ARE HARMFUL TO ANY LIVING VICTIMS AND IT WILL SHORTEN THEIR LIFE EXPECTANCY. CARRY THEM IN YOUR POCKET AND SHOW THEM TO THE INSPECTORS.
PLEASE DO NOT ASK US TO SEND BEANS TO A FREEZING LOCATION.
THE BEANS WILL DIE IF EXPOSED TO 32 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

FROM: OZ’S ENTERPRISES, aka JumpingBeansRUS,
275 SHIRLEY ST., CHULA VISTA, CA 91910
Phone: 619-691-1004, Cell Phone: 619-517-7419, Fax: 619-691-0629
www.JumpingBeansRUS.com


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