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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By Ray
Swimmie, I really think you have some mental, or...

Swimmie, I really think you have some mental, or at least emotional issues.

I try to state facts, clear and simple. If I am unsure of something I try to qualify it. My 45+ years of orchid...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening Today, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 78
Posted By Ray
Don't underestimate the light from that fixture. ...

Don't underestimate the light from that fixture. 216 watts in those bulbs put out a lot of light. As a Hydrofarm reseller, I've sold a lot of those!
Forum: Parts & Equipment Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By Ray
It might be fine for disinfecting tools and hard...

It might be fine for disinfecting tools and hard surfaces, but I would avoid its use on plants.

For the record, I have no first-hand knowledge of the product, but the acidic composition has me a...
Forum: Georgia - NGOS Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Ray
Sorry I can't make it. Although you DO know that...

Sorry I can't make it. Although you DO know that I'd have to wear a Ga Tech shirt, just to ward off evil spirits.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By Ray
"Welcome" back, Swimmie. After your last...

"Welcome" back, Swimmie. After your last infantile tirade, I wasn't sure we'd ever hear from you again, but Lo and behold! You're back spewing more technically incorrect information, plus personal...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 08-16-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By Ray
Be careful! Your office conditions in...

Be careful! Your office conditions in Switzerland and those in the Philippines might not be the same, nor might the plants grown there!
Forum: Growing Under Lights 08-16-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Ray
Personally, I prefer white LEDs, because the...

Personally, I prefer white LEDs, because the plants look more realistic. The correlated color temperature (CCT) doesn't tell you much about the spectrum, but in general, the "warmer" ones - 3500K,...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 08-16-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Ray
Yeah, Alabama is certainly deeper-south than...

Yeah, Alabama is certainly deeper-south than anywhere in Canada.

What part of AL?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-16-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By Ray
If you're able to keep the humidity very elevated...

If you're able to keep the humidity very elevated in the indoor greenhouse - 80% RH or more - no.

If I may ask, what stimulant, how are you using it, and how fresh is it?
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 08-15-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Ray
Deep South? Canadian flag? Care to clarify?

Deep South? Canadian flag?

Care to clarify?
Forum: Growing Under Lights 08-15-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Ray
1) STOP with the ice cubes! It is a novel idea...

1) STOP with the ice cubes! It is a novel idea to prevent oversaturating the medium by slowly trickling the water in, but being tropical plants, when would they ever see 0C water? Taking several...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-15-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Ray
The fan should run 24/7 to dry the plants, keep...

The fan should run 24/7 to dry the plants, keep air from stagnating and to keep fungal spores from settling as easily. The spotting on the plant are small infections, probably begun when droplets of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-15-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Ray
It's difficult to say from the photo, but it...

It's difficult to say from the photo, but it looks like the "mother" plant experienced damage to the growth center ("the crown"), making the new growth its only way of carrying on.

If I am...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-15-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Ray
Granted, this has been blurred in hybridizing,...

Granted, this has been blurred in hybridizing, but among species, those with white to pink flowers tend to be the winter bloomers And require the seasonal temperature change to bloom reliably. Those...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-15-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Ray
There is no "best medium" for ANY plant. ...

There is no "best medium" for ANY plant.

Each individual plant has certain requirements for moisture and air around its roots, and how that is provided is determined by the medium as well as the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-15-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Ray
Tell us more about how you're treating them and...

Tell us more about how you're treating them and your cultural conditions.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-15-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Ray
Sorry, but unless there's some green left in the...

Sorry, but unless there's some green left in the center, that's very likely a goner. In that small image, the surface roots look potentially viable, but that's not a lot for the plant to work with....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-15-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 353
Posted By Ray
Two things: First, find a way to maximize...

Two things:

First, find a way to maximize the humidity around the plant. Water it heavily, then slip a plastic bag over the plant and pot (don't seal it) to simulate a greenhouse, slowing the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-14-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Ray
Yes, because most of the critters infect the...

Yes, because most of the critters infect the plant, as well.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-14-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Ray
How much light is it getting?

How much light is it getting?
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-13-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Ray
Since the folks at Inocucor (now Concentric Ag)...

Since the folks at Inocucor (now Concentric Ag) turned me onto their Garden Solution product - a "plant probiotic" containing a wide assortment of beneficial bacteria and fungi - I have stopped using...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 08-13-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Ray
I've never used it, but know folks who swear by...

I've never used it, but know folks who swear by it.

If it's a minimum of 8mm, that's good. The (more-or-less) standard size is 8-16.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-12-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Ray
It is not wise to ever share water among your...

It is not wise to ever share water among your plants- precisely because of the cross contamination issue.

How long can pathogens live in aquarium water? It's wet, warm, full of nutrients and...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 08-11-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By Ray
After 35 years, I'm now 2.5 years...

After 35 years, I'm now 2.5 years sans-greenhouse, and it's nothing short of AWFUL!
Forum: Scientific Matters 08-11-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,966
Posted By Ray
Possibly - that stuff happens. My own cross of...

Possibly - that stuff happens. My own cross of Warczatoria Heaven's Bank (Pescatoria wallisii x Warczewiczella River's Edge) is highly variable, and I've only seen one worth keeping.

Bil Thoms...
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