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Forum: Potting & Repotting Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Ray
Absolutely true. It used to be that a 40'...

Absolutely true.

It used to be that a 40' container could travel from major cities anywhere from Australia up to Shanghai for between $2000 and $3000. Now it's more common to see rates 10x that....
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Ray
That's a great, dark, cultivar. Nice!

That's a great, dark, cultivar. Nice!
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Ray
With the plant having venosa in its background, I...

With the plant having venosa in its background, I suspect that growing it as hot as possible (no direct sunlight) will help.
Forum: Speaker Referral Yesterday, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By Ray
Yeah, over the last couple of years, I've...

Yeah, over the last couple of years, I've presented to a bunch of societies from the Rockies to the west coast. 10 pm to midnight or so isn't all that bad...

Even better - I can give the talk...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-28-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Ray
I used to use a Dramm Siphonject, but got...

I used to use a Dramm Siphonject, but got frustrated with the sensitivity to flow and pressure changes.

In my (then current) conditions, if I used a hose less than 1” in diameter or more than 15’...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 09-28-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Ray
Good luck finding a readily available supply to...

Good luck finding a readily available supply to experiment with.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-28-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Ray
As dbarron mentioned, the genetics play a role,...

As dbarron mentioned, the genetics play a role, as well.

You mentioned that some will get 20” leaves. To me, that suggests Phal. gigantea is in the background, and they are slow growers.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-27-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Ray
The EZ-Flow device pushes fertilizer solution...

The EZ-Flow device pushes fertilizer solution into the water stream by injecting water into the concentrate tank. That slowly dilutes the concentrate, so the final solution delivered to your plants...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 09-24-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,439
Posted By Ray
Maybe not. Try spraying the inflorescence,...

Maybe not.

Try spraying the inflorescence, buds and flowers with a 1:250 Kelpak solution. The material is naturally high in chemicals that slow senescence, so may shift that “impossibility” a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-22-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Ray
Alcohol, especially applies when the plant is...

Alcohol, especially applies when the plant is warm from sunlight, can also cause spikes to last.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-22-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Ray
First of all, that’s perfectly normal for the...

First of all, that’s perfectly normal for the cochleata.

Are they grown under overhead, artificial lighting, by any chance?
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 09-20-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Ray
Welcome aboard, Ken.

Welcome aboard, Ken.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-19-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Ray
Peanut butter is an excellent rodent bait; better...

Peanut butter is an excellent rodent bait; better than almost any cheese and certainly sticks to the trap trigger paddle well.

You might consider smearing a wide swath of Tree Tanglefoot around...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-17-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Ray
Boisduval scale?

Boisduval scale?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-17-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Ray
BrassavolaStars, in my opinion, you want to stay...

BrassavolaStars, in my opinion, you want to stay away from that kind of injector.

The problem with siphon-type injectors is that they require substantial pressure and flow to work properly, so...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-14-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Ray
the fertilizer formula is relatively unimportant....

the fertilizer formula is relatively unimportant.

Forget everything you (think) you know about what mineral does what. Plants need all minerals. Nitrogen is the most important, but they need...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 09-14-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Ray
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-14-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Ray
How soon until blooming is determined by plant...

How soon until blooming is determined by plant genetics, and your cultural conditions, so there will be no good answers forthcoming. If you do things well, I’d say you’re looking at at least 2 or 3...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 09-13-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Ray
Paph. Chonsuke Atsugi

Conco-bellatulum x rothschildianum

I think this was an Orchid Inn acquisition. Just opened overnight; I'm hoping it will flatten a bit.

The only AOS award listed in Orchid Wiz is a reciprocal...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-13-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Ray
What you have there is a bunch of nearly- to...

What you have there is a bunch of nearly- to totally dead roots.

There could be a number of reasons that has happened:

They were so-so when you acquired the plant.
Changing the potting...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-13-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Ray
The overall pattern, especially those transverse...

The overall pattern, especially those transverse bands in the first photo, are pretty classic signs of an anthracnose fungal infection.

Copper-based treatments or a thiophanate methyl product...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-13-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Ray
The plants is resorbing some of the water and...

The plants is resorbing some of the water and nutrients in those lower leaves - pretty unconcerning, considering how other parts of the colony are doing.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-11-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Ray
How much fertilizer to use is dependent upon the...

How much fertilizer to use is dependent upon the frequency of feeding.

If you use a 20% N formula once a week, 1/2 tsp/gal (0.46 ml/L - 1/2 is fine). If you feed every two weeks, double that.
...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 09-11-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Ray
Thinking out via the keyboard, the trick will be...

Thinking out via the keyboard, the trick will be maintaining the photon volume absorbed per day.

That would suggest 1) half the intensity (flux) for the same time, and 2) the same flux for half...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 09-11-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By Ray
Welcome!

Welcome!
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