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Forum: Scientific Matters 07-15-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By camille1585
My boss loves testing all sorts of far-fetched...

My boss loves testing all sorts of far-fetched sounding ideas to see if we can increase plant yields, and electro-stimulated plant growth ended up in the pile of highly experimental project ideas...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-12-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By camille1585
If they're drying out, then yes you can water...

If they're drying out, then yes you can water more often. The important thing is to water when the plant needs it, and not according to a fixed schedule.
Forum: Identification Forum 07-10-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By camille1585
A lot of big commercial nurseries use trade names...

A lot of big commercial nurseries use trade names for their varieties rather than registered names, even if that plant has an official registered name. But more often than not, mass market Phals only...
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback 07-10-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By camille1585
I'm not an expert on regulatory matters but...

I'm not an expert on regulatory matters but normally whether the UK is in or out of the EU, or now versus sometime before, doesn't make a difference in terms of plant imports. Right now you can still...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-10-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By camille1585
I agree with Roberta, not feeding for a couple...

I agree with Roberta, not feeding for a couple months generally won't have a noticeable effect on orchids, they grow too slowly and need too little food. Maybe they grow a bit slower and make less...
Forum: Member Projects 07-09-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,919
Posted By camille1585
I went through the other candidates again today...

I went through the other candidates again today (it's my weekly day off) and could add back 1-2 of them, and also found 2 new ones to add to the list by working backwards off US vendors. I'm going...
Forum: Member Projects 07-09-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,919
Posted By camille1585
I understand that you really would like one of...

I understand that you really would like one of these as project plant, but I didn't feel that it was a viable option. Because it's so new in cultivation, few vendors have them (the US is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-08-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By camille1585
As you are a relatively new member, I would like...

As you are a relatively new member, I would like to inform you, if you haven't read the forum rules, that posts that are rude or disrespectful are not tolerated on orchidboard. You are of course...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-08-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By camille1585
From what I've seen during weekends, it's dry...

From what I've seen during weekends, it's dry within a couple hours, especially at this time of year. I tried to find more information online, and it could have been the combination of heat and low...
Forum: Member Projects 07-08-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,919
Posted By camille1585
Yes, picking a genus before suggesting plants is...

Yes, picking a genus before suggesting plants is another way to do it. But since the last project was already that type (rupiculous Laelias) I thought it could be good to go back to the general way....
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-08-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By camille1585
We had a mini heat wave 2 weeks ago, and the...

We had a mini heat wave 2 weeks ago, and the temperature in my living room was around 30C (mid 80s F) for about a week, maybe higher in the afternoons, but wasn't home to see it. The night...
Forum: Member Projects 07-07-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,919
Posted By camille1585
For your first suggestion, what do you mean? This...

For your first suggestion, what do you mean? This project ended up going the 'classic' route, where people suggest any plants they like, and if they meet the basic requirments (in the poll we decided...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-07-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By camille1585
Going on Ray's suggestions to contact local...

Going on Ray's suggestions to contact local nurseries, J&L orchids is in the region (southwest CT) so they may be a good place to get information!
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-07-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By camille1585
Schoenorchis fragrans lost all its leaves- what happened???

I've had a cute little Schoenorchis fragrans for about a year now and it seemed very happy. This morning I went to check on it when watering, touched it to remove a speck of dirt on a leaf... and all...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-06-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By camille1585
Sorry, I generally use my phone to scroll through...

Sorry, I generally use my phone to scroll through the forum during the day, and I have an old phone with a small screen. So not easy to glance at the entire thread again, I saw only your previous...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-06-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By camille1585
Welcome to orchidboard! Sorry that it's an orchid...

Welcome to orchidboard! Sorry that it's an orchid disaster which brought you here.

I've edited the title of the thread to remove the strong language since that can only be done by mods (and maybe...
Forum: Member Projects 07-06-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,919
Posted By camille1585
I've added them to the list and since I was busy...

I've added them to the list and since I was busy checking the candidate list, I did them too.

Generally it's ok if you already have the plant, if it is a recent addition. If you've had one a while...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-05-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By camille1585
You said "Brother Wildcat and Sunlands Miracle...

You said "Brother Wildcat and Sunlands Miracle Wildcat neither of which look like this plant" So I'm not quite sure what you mean?
Forum: Identification Forum 07-05-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By camille1585
There's also a Phal Lioulin Wildcat, which was...

There's also a Phal Lioulin Wildcat, which was the first thing that came up in the search results, and matches the OP's photo. Is available at numerous EU vendors so it's likely flooded the market...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-05-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By camille1585
There's absolutely no doubt possible about the...

There's absolutely no doubt possible about the genus, your plant is a Phalaenopsis. The twisty/twirling stems are a marketing thing, growers stake the stems as they grow to make unique and attractive...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 07-05-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By camille1585
Even a cheap analog time switch could work. I...

Even a cheap analog time switch could work. I have one for my lights that you can adjust by 15min intervals by raising or lowering pins all around the dial. Not super precise, but can get the job...
Forum: Identification Forum 07-05-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By camille1585
I think Waterwitchin is spot on. You were given...

I think Waterwitchin is spot on. You were given the correct name at the store, but weren't searching for the name in combination with the correct genus! Mystery solved. :)
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 07-05-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By camille1585
I think we both missed something... Why...

I think we both missed something...

Why don't you try running the fresh air fan intermittently? You can do some tests to see how long you can run it without losing too much humidity, then have it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-04-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By camille1585
That's good to hear! :) Thanks for the update,...

That's good to hear! :) Thanks for the update, it's not often that we hear what happened to an orchid with problems.

There's nothing Catts hate more than receiving water too early. I did learn a...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 07-04-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By camille1585
The answer will depend on which orchids you have...

The answer will depend on which orchids you have in the terrarium, and generally both air circulation and decent humidity are needed. Also, your question is more about whether fresh air is needed,...
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