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Old 05-03-2010, 03:45 AM
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Hard to find neat looking pieces of wood to mount plants on. Found some neat looking stuff at the home stores that LOOKED like wood, picked it up and found it was molded plastic. Don't like and don't want anything plastic touching my plants more than it has too. I rip stuff out of plastic pots faster than the pope can apologize, again.

which leads to My "Noobie question of the day".

Is pecan wood okey for mounts? Lost a nice pecan tree too hurricane Ike but have lots of wood left over. Would probably make better BBQ wood but it has some neat little crotches in it perfect fit for some little orchid to find a home.

Pecan wood is very oily unless its pretty dried out after years of sitting. I wonder if the oils would leach out into the plants over time?

I'm really liking the way orchids look mounted on wood in SCENES..like a small world all its own and thanks in advance for your help and comments
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:07 AM
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I don't know much about it myself but there is a thread here about mounting on pecan versus oak that might help! Hope this link works... if not I'll try again!


http://www.orchidboard.com/community...oak-pecan.html
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:16 AM
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thank you the pecan wood is scaring me already.The oils in fruit/nut wood is pretty strong.

When I try to build things with wood I end up with expensive saw dust. Another trait of an overachieving underachiever. I don't want to add ORCHID ASSASIN to my resume yet
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:41 AM
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No you don't want to be an orchid assasin just yet! I've used mopani root to mount - here in the UK it's very readily available in pet shops.
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found some mopani in the aquarium shops and its pretty neat looking wood if a little on the expensive side but it is clean of pests, oils, chemicals etc etc so if would be good yes
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I have Cats growing on the bark of both, they dont look any worse for wear BUT they have only been on about 5 months. Neither have bloomed (Didnt expect them too yet) but both have at least 3 new growth and their roots are growing into the bark. Hope this helps.

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