If you order the preserved option, you will receive bait that has been short-term preserved. As long as you store them sensibly in a cool place with the bag sealed, they will still be in top condition in 6-8 weeks. If you order the freezer option, they will be delivered ready for you to freeze immediately upon receipt. The boilies are freshly rolled to order, including the preserved baits, so allow a few days from placing your order to dispatch. Once dispatched, your order will be delivered on a 24 hour courier service. The courier can leave your parcel with a neighbour that you specify, or can deliver to your work. You will receive a tracking email from the courier, so you can keep an eye on it. The hard hookbaits pot contains mixed size dumbbells hardened by the inclusion of egg albumen, longer boil time and longer dry time. This is the best way to harden hookbaits and is more effective than simply drying them for a long time. The way we do it means your bait will last longer in the water. They are much harder than the boilies but you can still pierce them with a sharp baiting needle. Please be aware that although the stated sizes of boilie are usually accurate, the finished product can vary plus or minus by approximately a millimetre. Whilst we make efforts to produce the best boilies we can, the shape of the finished round boilies will not be a geometrically perfect sphere. Please do not order this product if you require an absolutely spherical bait for some reason. The Maple Sweet Dreams are purposely designed to break down in the water during short sessions. Our advice would be to recast with a new bait on the hair every 10-12 hours or so.