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Forum: Orchid Lounge Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 46
Posted By Ray
Any "Words with Friends" Players?

...and if so, looking for a new challenger?

If so, post or PM your user name.
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Ray
A topical spray of alcohol isn't going to remedy...

A topical spray of alcohol isn't going to remedy the problem, but will set you up for a long-term approach to getting carpal tunnel syndrome.

Mealies appear to only populate the green leaf tissue,...
Forum: Scientific Matters Today, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Ray
CAM is a water conservation adaptation in plants...

CAM is a water conservation adaptation in plants without much storage capacity living in environments that would favor water loss. If grown with adequate water and humidity it is basically no longer...
Forum: Hybrids Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Ray
You can approach the bark degree of "openness"...

You can approach the bark degree of "openness" now by watering very thoroughly, waiting about 30 minutes and doing so again.
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Ray
I have not done a lot of breeding, and never with...

I have not done a lot of breeding, and never with phals, but my understanding is that triploids are sterile.

In the limited amount of hybridization I've attempted, those pollinated within a day or...
Forum: Hybrids Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Ray
Orchiata is available in 5 distinct sizes, so...

Orchiata is available in 5 distinct sizes, so what are you calling "standard"?

When I use the stuff, I use it straight, with no additives, but when the plant needs more moisture, simply opt for...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-22-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Ray
Could be a genetic incompatibility - one of the...

Could be a genetic incompatibility - one of the parents might have been triploid, for example. Another consideration is the length of time since the flowers opened.
Forum: Growing on Mounts 06-22-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By Ray
Don't bother...

Don't bother...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 06-22-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Ray
There is no issue with the fertilizer. The...

There is no issue with the fertilizer.

The color is not to make it "pretty", it is an indicator so that you know that you're dealing with fertilizer solution instead of plain water, which is how...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 06-21-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Ray
If you're in the SF Bay area, your humidity is...

If you're in the SF Bay area, your humidity is probably fairly substantial, which will reduce the evaporation rate.
Forum: Orchids in the Wild 06-20-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Ray
I doubt that Normandy is ever too hot.

I doubt that Normandy is ever too hot.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-20-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Ray
I cannot recommend a watering frequency, as that...

I cannot recommend a watering frequency, as that depends on your growing conditions.

Phals like to be evenly moist, as long as the roots can breathe nd are kept sufficiently warm.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-19-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Ray
Hard to tell for sure, but it looks to me that...

Hard to tell for sure, but it looks to me that you're growing that WAY too dry.
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback 06-19-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Ray
This is the only forum of many in which I...

This is the only forum of many in which I participate that's doing it, but I'll try that route next.

Sure enough...

Thanks, Camille.
Forum: Orchids in the Wild 06-19-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Ray
No. I was too out-of-breath from climbing. ...

No. I was too out-of-breath from climbing.

Here's a view of the environment, with plenty of anacamptis visible.

http://firstrays.com/Pictures_orchids/FR/anacamptis_field.jpg
Forum: Orchid Lounge 06-19-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Ray
What?!?!?!?! How can that be?

What?!?!?!?! How can that be?
Forum: News, Updates & Feedback 06-19-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Ray
Login "Remember Me" Not Working

I've been away for a couple of weeks, unable to log in, and now I have to enter credentials every time I visit. What changed?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-19-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By Ray
I buy my sphagnum in compressed blocks, so spray...

I buy my sphagnum in compressed blocks, so spray the outer surfaces with copious amounts of hot water and close it up in a large Tupperware-type container; it's all swelled and ready to use in about...
Forum: Orchids in the Wild 06-18-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Ray
I was recently in France and saw...

Just got back from the D-Day 75th Anniversary celebration and a river cruise from LeHavre to Paris. Along the way, we spent some time climbing up to Chateau Gallard in Les Andelys.
...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-18-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By Ray
Auxins, when poperly applied, do not suppress...

Auxins, when poperly applied, do not suppress shoot growth.

Expanding on Camille's description, as plants grow the shoot apical meristem produces auxins that flow down through the plant,...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 06-18-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,800
Posted By Ray
Hard to photograph well, and not much to see -...

Hard to photograph well, and not much to see - simply 5 pieces of plexi glued to form a 12" x 12" x 18" tall box.
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 06-06-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By Ray
The issue is likely one of balance - the plant...

The issue is likely one of balance - the plant has a very limited way of taking in water, but is still capable of losing it through transpiration.

Rather than soaking the remaining roots, you'll...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 06-06-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Ray
Certainly AC will work, but it wil remove...

Certainly AC will work, but it wil remove humidity. Katrina is right about the negative impact of high humidity, but don't write it off, as I've seen it work inside of a humid greenhouse in Houston.
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 06-06-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Ray
Evaporative cooling relies on a lot of...

Evaporative cooling relies on a lot of evaporation taking the heat out of the air. I seriously doubt that passive evaporation from rubber mats would be sufficient.

Neither of the Orchid you...
Forum: Scientific Matters 06-06-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By Ray
From the RHS website: Registering your...

From the RHS website:

Registering your hybrid

Registering your hybrid online is incredibly easy and takes less than 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can also register your hybrid by post.

The...
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