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Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 07-03-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Ray
The one being held up weighed 115#. Mine was...

The one being held up weighed 115#.

Mine was one of those on the deck.
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 07-03-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Ray
We have reopened with a sale

Back from a week in Nags Head, during which I caught my first yellowtail tuna - a 60#, mighty tasty fighter.

I’ll start filling orders today for shipment on Tuesday.

Between now and midnight on...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-03-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By Ray
That’s why proper labeling is important. In...

That’s why proper labeling is important.

In a cross, the “pod” parent (even though orchids have seed capsules, not pods) is listed first, and the pollen parent second.

Take a look at THIS...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 07-03-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By Ray
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-03-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Ray
The differences between active and passive...

The differences between active and passive methods are temperature and/or surface area. In the home, temperature is a more-or-less “constant”, so surface area for evaporation is the key.

A...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 07-03-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Ray
Any LECA that is red in color is loaded with...

Any LECA that is red in color is loaded with iron.

If you have a substrate that works in your environment, a bit of iron sulfate would be fine to boost it.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 07-01-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Ray
I believe that’s a hybrid; the lip isn’t right...

I believe that’s a hybrid; the lip isn’t right for tampensis.
Forum: Identification Forum 06-30-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Ray
Definitely a dockrillia.

Definitely a dockrillia.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-30-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By Ray
What you observed may not have been a watering...

What you observed may not have been a watering issue at all.

As roots grow, they “tailor” themselves to function optimally in that environment. Once grown, they cannot change. Move them into a...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-30-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By Ray
OK. The most basic key to orchid growing is...

OK.

The most basic key to orchid growing is balancing air and water at the roots, but water is the true driving force for growth, so you don’t want to be stingy with it.

By growing in sphagnum...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 06-30-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Ray
The internal ribs must run vertically. The...

The internal ribs must run vertically.

The top of each panel should be sealed (foil-faced tape is often used; I covered that with a plastic U-channel for added protection). The “breathable”...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-30-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Ray
I have heard of folks using carpet padding as a...

I have heard of folks using carpet padding as a temporary way to provide longer-term moisture to plants when they go away on vacation.

If you have any air movement, the humidity is readily...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-30-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By Ray
The active ingredient in Superthrive is...

The active ingredient in Superthrive is naphthalene acetic acid, a synthetic (auxin) rooting hormone. It is effective, but there are a couple of caveats. The first is that you must get a...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 06-29-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By Ray
Nothing short of fantastic, Roberta!

Nothing short of fantastic, Roberta!
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 06-29-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Ray
I think the primary reason growers feed and water...

I think the primary reason growers feed and water early in the day is so the plants can dry out by nightfall, lessening the likelihood of rots starting in water collecting in the leaf bases and...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-28-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Ray
Your growing conditions and watering capabilities...

Your growing conditions and watering capabilities determine your pot & media selection as much as, if not the plant.

Seedlings require the same conditions as the adults, BUT are far less tolerant...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 06-28-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Ray
As a medium in traditional culture, I doubt there...

As a medium in traditional culture, I doubt there will be much issue with temperature. In S/H culture, I would guess there would be more of an issue.

My guess at the scenario: a little bit of...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 06-27-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Ray
Insecticides, with maybe he exception of...

Insecticides, with maybe he exception of azadirachtin-containing formulations (NOT neem oil!) only kill adults and are quite pricey.

My suggestion is to purchase Mosquito Dunks or Mosquito Bits at...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-25-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Ray
Certainly particle size, shape, particle size...

Certainly particle size, shape, particle size distribution and materials affect the water holding properties. I was focusing on interstitial water and chose a convenient material that saturated...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 06-25-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Ray
That is rare, it not unheard of. Thanks for...

That is rare, it not unheard of. Thanks for sharing.

The root tip is undifferentiated cells, so only the slightest “blip” in the cell division and differentiation might lead to that. The...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-25-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Ray
While I would certainly expect the growth rate to...

While I would certainly expect the growth rate to be reduced with such a change of conditions, you may also be simply observing the plants stalling growth while they adjust to the new conditions.
...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-25-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Ray
I don’t have the materials to do the same...

I don’t have the materials to do the same evaluation for everything…
What other variables?

Interestingly, the materials of the container (a plastic document storage tube with cap) do not allow it...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-24-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Ray
Actually, I decided to check that - the full...

Actually, I decided to check that - the full container of foam peanuts held 10 grams of water droplets, so I went back and adjusted the wet weight of the Grodan cubes by 5 grams.

So…instead of the...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-24-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Ray
Keeping Potting Media Airy

When we water our plants, most just pours through. Some is immediately absorbed by the plant and medium, and some (“bridging water”) is held by surface tension in the gaps between media particles. It...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-24-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By Ray
I have had the big, orange plant in S/H culture...

I have had the big, orange plant in S/H culture so long, I don’t remember how it was when I got it.

The three yellow-flowered ones were in ProMix when acquired, and I washed off the roots and...
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