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Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By Ray
You’re going to need to unpot that plant,...

You’re going to need to unpot that plant, separate whatever fern you want to keep, then carefully remove ALL of the fern roots from the orchid’s roots.

Repot in fresh media.

Ferns are extremely...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By Ray
Definitely a rhizome, but it looks like the...

Definitely a rhizome, but it looks like the meristem has been broken out of it.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By Ray
The company I retired from purchased the DuPont...

The company I retired from purchased the DuPont Hydrogen Peroxides business. There were guys in their lab who used to "impress" people by seeing how long they could hold 50% peroxide in their...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Ray
Did you have issues with out recent sale?

http://firstrays.com/temp/sale-oops.png (https://firstrays.com/product-category/nutrients/)
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By Ray
Saw this today.

Saw this today.
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Ray
While I agree with Roberta that “aureum” and...

While I agree with Roberta that “aureum” and “flavum” are used synonymously, technically they mean “golden yellow” and ”yellow”, so I supposed there is an intended difference.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-17-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By Ray
In a greenhouse, unless excessive treatment...

In a greenhouse, unless excessive treatment contaminates the soil or groundwater, I think pesticides can be fairly well contained. It was broad, outdoor applications that were the issue with...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-17-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Ray
Soft-bodied insects may be controlled with soaps,...

Soft-bodied insects may be controlled with soaps, because the waxy layers on them may be stripped away, and they desiccate to death.

Hard-shelled critters like some scales, will be unaffected. ...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 08-17-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Ray
I think that trying to “force compactness” is...

I think that trying to “force compactness” is futile. Each sympodial plant has its own growth habit. By cutting off the growth meristem, you have succeeded in making the plant try to secure its...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 08-16-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By Ray
I went far more "laissez faire".... My...

I went far more "laissez faire"....

My "electrical panel" was a water-tight electrical box, similar to the attached picture, but considerably larger and with three vertical terminal strips plus a...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 08-16-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By Ray
GFCI's (GROUND Fault Circuit Interrupters) trip...

GFCI's (GROUND Fault Circuit Interrupters) trip when the two "sides" of the alternating current curve become suddenly unequal, which is what happens if you, or part of the structure become a short to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-16-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By Ray
The product I used - sold (seemingly randomly) by...

The product I used - sold (seemingly randomly) by Biosafe Systems as Oxidate and Zero-Tol - used peracetic acid to stabilize the hydrogen peroxide. Like Physan, it is a topical...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-16-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By Ray
The problem is the weak stabilizer used in most...

The problem is the weak stabilizer used in most peroxides.

For disinfecting a wound, the rapid release of energy as the H2O2 becomes H2O is great, but it's simply too much for root tissues.

If...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-15-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Ray
While I cannot say for sure, the fact that the...

While I cannot say for sure, the fact that the spots are on one side suggests it was (accidentally) spattered or sprayed with something toxic.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-15-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 290
Posted By Ray
Or Azamax, which is a concentrated azadirachtin...

Or Azamax, which is a concentrated azadirachtin (the active ingredient in neem, but without the issues with oils) product that is a miticide, insecticide, and nematicide that affects eggs, juveniles...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 08-14-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Ray
It's now 12:45 pm, so that means you only have...

It's now 12:45 pm, so that means you only have another 5+ hours to take advantage of the sale.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-13-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By Ray
Try adding Kelpak to your regimen, as that’ll...

Try adding Kelpak to your regimen, as that’ll pretty much guarantee faster establishment.
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 08-12-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Ray
Flash Sale

http://firstrays.com/temp/flashsale.jpg (https://firstrays.com/product-category/nutrients/)
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 08-11-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Ray
ECHO, Echo, echo It'll be no problem. My...

ECHO, Echo, echo

It'll be no problem. My plants are dealing with high heat, as well (36°-37°C). Try watering with very diluter fertilizer instead of pH-adjusted tap water.

Divide 1.15 by the...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 08-11-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Ray
While I cannot answer your question, if your...

While I cannot answer your question, if your interest is seeing flowers in-situ, I would think you'd want to be there before the seeds are produced, rather than when they are germinating.
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 08-11-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Ray
Of course. Kelpak might not hurt either, to...

Of course.

Kelpak might not hurt either, to 'beef up' that plany.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-11-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Ray
Chlorophyll is a plant pigment. Pigments develop...

Chlorophyll is a plant pigment. Pigments develop differently based upon light level, temperature, and likely other factors.

Nothing odd about those. The white one looks particularly nice, in my...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 08-11-2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Ray
Once again, your source of plants is giving you...

Once again, your source of plants is giving you unregistered names...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 08-10-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Ray
I don’t grow masdevallias any longer, but leaf...

I don’t grow masdevallias any longer, but leaf tip die-back is often associated with root issues, whether that need suffocation or excessive minerals.

Hard to say just from photos, but that...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-10-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Ray
Dissolved minerals are what gives spring water...

Dissolved minerals are what gives spring water it’s good taste, and quite often, contains higher levels of dissolved solids than many municipal sources.

Water Supplies › First Rays LLC...
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