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Old 09-18-2018, 05:52 AM
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This info in posted elsewhere but a copy of mounting stags & elks needs to be here as well. With image that started the question.



The stags are mounted on hardwood bracing x 3 ply that measures 450mm x 450mm x 4mm thick or 17 1/2" x 17 1/2" x 1/8.

The ply can be cut by 5mm or 3/16 in 2 or 3 vertical lines so as to mount a larger stag to a tree.

The other reason for the ply is it is very light for when it comes to mailing.

It has really turned into a very good backing for my stags and elks. Stays in shape, reasonable cost and the warmth of the sun from the back seems to be helping the stags to grow.
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Old 11-03-2018, 03:56 AM
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Have been potting up some Platycerium's in sphagnum moss and using aluminium wire to hold the potted plants tight to the surface to keep the root system smothered in moist sphagnum moss.

P. superbum x P. grande pups



P. bifurcatum



More P. bifurcatum harvested from our own stock plants.





P. compacta are really growing at a very fast rate now we are in the last month of spring. 20% are nearly ready to mount. But they are not showing up in this image.



One of our very good looking P. superbum 400mm wide or 16"



Have harder to get Platycerium's just about ready to mount. Will get some images of and post them when I can.
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This Platycerium incoming had no name to it. Have posted it on this thread some time ago but we had very little info to help us name this plant back then.

Some months ago have broken it down and mounted 4 reasonable size plants with very thick backing to them from many , many dead frond shields to a tree trunk. Was able to collect spore off this plant before breaking it down.
The new growth has frond shields that are kidney shaped and the spore colour also matches P. hillii. I believe this is the name of this plant.

P. hillii

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Have been reading information about P. superbum in Australia and it appears that P. superbum and P. grande have been called the same plant variety up until about 1970. It is still believed that these two Platycerium's are still being confused by the trade even up to today.

Have received two incoming Platycerium that look like P. superbum but they are a much darker shade of green. They have given me totally new shield fronds in the same area as my lighter shade of green P. superbum's.

Any comments on why these two Platycerium's are different colours?



---------- Post added at 02:32 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:27 AM ----------

Have purchased 3 x P. ripples but can not find any Platycerium by this name. The seller sell many of the harder to get Platycerium and is very experienced grower in this area. He will not answer my question asked here.

Can anyone help me with info on P. ripples? They are an Elkhorn.

P. ripples



---------- Post added at 02:35 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:32 AM ----------

Two examples of P. grande. Very domed shape at present.


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What is P. ripples?

Answer: Hey Mate

Itís a USA Bifurcatum cultivar. It gets a ripple effect on its horns. Itís pretty cool!
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