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Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By Ray
I wouldn't worry about it. It will grow fine,...

I wouldn't worry about it. It will grow fine, attach itself well, and will grow on from there.
Forum: Propagation Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 606
Posted By Ray
I have only used them for germinating vegetable...

I have only used them for germinating vegetable seeds and helping get plants established in S/H, so it was 24/7 for me.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By Ray
Is it salvageable? Maybe. Is it worth doing? ...

Is it salvageable? Maybe. Is it worth doing? Unless the plant has sentimental value, I, personally, wouldn't bother.

If you do decide to give it a go, consider following THESE...
Forum: Propagation Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 606
Posted By Ray
Heat mats are quite effective at stimulating seed...

Heat mats are quite effective at stimulating seed germination, but also do wonders for encouraging orchid root growth.

The only potential "gotcha" is the medium drying out more quickly than you...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By Ray
Don’t overlook the fact that not all “tapwater”...

Don’t overlook the fact that not all “tapwater” sources are the same.

NYC water is about as close to pure as you’re going to ever see. It typically runs from 30 to 50 ppm. My water here in...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 165
Posted By Ray
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 285
Posted By Ray
With ultrasonic atomizers, I believe the depth of...

With ultrasonic atomizers, I believe the depth of the transducer is important to its functioning, as Clawhammer pointed out in post #15. The design of the base plus the vacuum effect of the closed...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By Ray
Frankly, I’ve not had an issue when I’ve stored...

Frankly, I’ve not had an issue when I’ve stored diluted KelpMax, but when I quizzed the manufacturer about it, they warned about fungal growths that can clog nozzles. Then they pointed out that most...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 285
Posted By Ray
About 3 o'clock this morning, I realized I had...

About 3 o'clock this morning, I realized I had somehow mentally combined two different projects, so went back and deleted the original post.

As I stated it, with two hoses going to/from the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-27-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 285
Posted By Ray
The one I used had a little spring-actuated valve...

The one I used had a little spring-actuated valve in the tank. When full and you're carrying it, it's closed. Once you set it down, a little peg pushed it up and opened the valve.

I think your...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-27-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 120
Posted By Ray
I have used K-Lite through a Mist King system. ...

I have used K-Lite through a Mist King system. The chamber it was in was VERY humid, so buildup on the tip was nonexistent.

KelpMax shouldn't be an issue, but if you leave it in the reservoir for...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-27-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 285
Posted By Ray
Sorry. I didn't see that. It worked for me,...

Sorry. I didn't see that.

It worked for me, but now that I think of it, the overflow line was also submerged in the water in the bucket, otherwise it would just let air into the humidifier tank...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-27-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By Ray
This is a repeat for many of you, but serves as...

This is a repeat for many of you, but serves as an example.

A couple of decades ago, I acquired 300 each Oncidium Sharry Baby and Phalaenopsis Lemforde White Beauty, overgrown in flats. After...
Forum: Species 09-27-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By Ray
The blossoms maybe sturdier, too. More robust,...

The blossoms maybe sturdier, too. More robust, in general.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 09-27-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By Ray
I don’t know if you’re “causing” that by moving...

I don’t know if you’re “causing” that by moving them. I’ve seen that happen in my greenhouse with no relocating having been done.

Why don’t you try leaving them along an extra bit and see if they...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 09-27-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 144
Posted By Ray
Welcome to the board! Why not ask your...

Welcome to the board!

Why not ask your mother for some advice, as you’re just getting into the game? It’ll help the both of you!
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 09-25-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Ray
Anniversary Sale

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Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-25-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 244
Posted By Ray
In my experience, they are water hogs, so I grew...

In my experience, they are water hogs, so I grew them in S/H culture and stropped worrying about it.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-25-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 285
Posted By Ray
I had the setup I described in my basement, using...

I had the setup I described in my basement, using a mini pvc float valve from US Plastic, connected to the pipe via 1/4" polyethylene tubing. the saddle valve was only open a crack, so the pressure...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-25-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 166
Posted By Ray
I have done several mini-terraria in my day. I...

I have done several mini-terraria in my day. I am currently using a cylindrical glass vase - 8" diameter by 12" tall.

There is an inch of LECA on the bottom, with mounted Phalaenopsis parishii...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-25-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 285
Posted By Ray
Self-Filling Humidifiers - IGNORE

I realized way too late I had mentally combined two different projects, so this was bad info.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-25-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By Ray
There is no doubt about that last comment! I’ve...

There is no doubt about that last comment! I’ve been growing orchids for about 46 years now, and it’s something I still study.
Forum: Hybrids 09-25-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Ray
I think that post may be in error, as there does...

I think that post may be in error, as there does not appear to be a registered hybrid of that name.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-24-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By Ray
Water Your Orchids!

This is repeated info, but based upon some recent threads, I thought it worth repeating.

Water is the driving force for plant growth.

Calculating based upon the chemical processes that go on...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 09-24-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,194
Posted By Ray
“Do Not Freeze”

“Do Not Freeze”
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