I just received my package today. You can tell a lot about a bulb just by looking at it and giving a gentle squeeze. One bulb out of the five had a very visual difference to the other four. It was small (not the smallest), dark, and NO hair like tendrils out of the bottom. Also the gentle squeeze sounded like the insides were cracking and rubbing together. I am going to container plant this and see if I can nurse it into health.