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Old 06-26-2020, 05:15 PM
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Conform to convention? Ha!
Both were PiA. I removed the one off the slate slab and mismanaged the olla (along with a good chunk of my collection).

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Edit for FYI: the olla pic was side-ways until I pulled down the attachment and clicked on Manage Attachment and clicked on the pic in question. The slate one is probably also side-ways but doesn't really matter.

On the previous edit: I don't know how I did that after all, couldn't repeat it.
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I am researching the best non-wood mount for Haraella retrocalla (I have an ambitious plan for a tiny terrarium) and in a previous post you mentioned Conch shells- do you have any advice or guidance with mounting to shells?

Should I be looking at smaller orchids for a potential shell mount?
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Pick a mount with some tooth to it so the roots can grasp onto it. The rough outside of a shell, not the smooth nacre.

When mounting the most important thing is that the roots don't move while getting established. Tie it tightly with a band of pantyhose for firm and even support. Leave it alone; don't pull it out to worry about it 12-20 times a day.
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