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Forum: Orchid Lounge 04-11-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Optimist
I started "another" Master's degree. I already...

I started "another" Master's degree. I already have a M.Ed. which is a Master's in Education. I want to do more college teaching than "Business" jobs. I am mostly interested in worker's Co-ops and...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 04-09-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Optimist
Just stopping in to say "Hi"

I haven't been around for a while. I started a new Master's degree, and got about halfway through and decided it was not for me. Don't like it. So I went to the School staff and was invited to work...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 02-10-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,671
Posted By Optimist
Sadly OB will not allow me to post photos unless...

Sadly OB will not allow me to post photos unless they are in the cloud (some server) and have a URL. Nothing works like it used to work, so I can't post anything. You used to ever upload a thumbnail...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 02-02-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,861
Posted By Optimist
Those roots are huge compared to the size. I have...

Those roots are huge compared to the size. I have never tried neofinitas. I think I will join the FB group to learn more about them!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-02-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By Optimist
by the way, also tape everything so it does not...

by the way, also tape everything so it does not shift around. Heat packs (and any heavy object) can roll around and smash plants. Although I have never sent an orchid, I appreciate attention to...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 01-25-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,313
Posted By Optimist
Some of my paphs are phenominal when compared to...

Some of my paphs are phenominal when compared to my other orchids. This is gorgeous. I have been really wanting to get a white (ish) bulldog.
Forum: Identification Forum 01-25-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,335
Posted By Optimist
These are plants that like nearly full sun. So...

These are plants that like nearly full sun. So far away from the window is maybe where I would put a phalaenopsis. They also need far more water than people say if you are in a dry part of the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-25-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By Optimist
Is the assumption that they are inside correct or...

Is the assumption that they are inside correct or not?

I have not found cattleyas to be affected much by tap-water. I use tap water, when I cannot get rain water.

During the warm part of the...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-18-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,671
Posted By Optimist
I'm still fighting it, but cleaning more often....

I'm still fighting it, but cleaning more often. The filter gets dirty faster. Since last writing, I've put in a circulation pump to keep the water circulating better and keep the algae from falling...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-11-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,671
Posted By Optimist
Yipes! That is a ton of algae. If I had it that...

Yipes! That is a ton of algae. If I had it that bad, I would be taking out each stick and stone and scrubbing it. How did it eventually clear up?

My brown algae problems started when I put a...
Forum: Orchids in the Wild 01-06-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By Optimist
lycaste crinita, Prosthechea vitellina

lycaste crinita, Prosthechea vitellina
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-06-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,671
Posted By Optimist
My AV's are in a kind of rest period right now. I...

My AV's are in a kind of rest period right now. I have a few developing, but not many. My fish tank (The amazon swords) were all pruned back because I have been fighting an issue with diatoms (aka...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-06-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,671
Posted By Optimist
Sourdough and cycling fish tanks have a lot in...

Sourdough and cycling fish tanks have a lot in common. Newbies to aquariums wonder where the beneficial bacteria (Nitrobacters, Nitrosomonas) come from. It is a real reach for some people to...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-01-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,671
Posted By Optimist
I thought I had a mosaic leaf with the Wrangler's...

I thought I had a mosaic leaf with the Wrangler's snow bride. At first the leaves were kind of spattered with specks of yellow on light green. I now know that something went wrong with the poor...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-01-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,204
Posted By Optimist
I was thinking that those phal spikes are rather...

I was thinking that those phal spikes are rather woody and strong, and it might punch through the leaf base the way it looks. It's up to the OP.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-01-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,671
Posted By Optimist
Gosh! I forgot I made this post! I hope you...

Gosh! I forgot I made this post! I hope you return!

I have not shopped at Violet Barn, but I have looked at the website and see some I would really love.
The ones I am dreaming of now are...
Forum: Photography 01-01-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,234
Posted By Optimist
I have one. I used it on a little Samsung tablet,...

I have one. I used it on a little Samsung tablet, and on my Kindle and it took very good pictures. After seeing this post, I decided to dig it out again. It is a good value for about 11 dollars.

I...
Forum: Hybrids 01-01-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By Optimist
It looks a lot like "World Class" but with a NOID...

It looks a lot like "World Class" but with a NOID you can't be sure. At least it is close in appearance.

Big Foot' JC/AOS is where most of the big lip (tripetala) come from. Phals of this kind...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-01-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,204
Posted By Optimist
It looks like an ingrown spike to me. I don't...

It looks like an ingrown spike to me. I don't think there is much you can do for this one. Is it causing damage to the base of the plant? You might razor it off to relieve pressure.
Forum: About this board 12-31-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,921
Posted By Optimist
It also does not relate to the knowledge you may...

It also does not relate to the knowledge you may have about orchids. A person with a greenhouse who has been growing orchids for 20 years may only have 100 posts because he or she is just to busy, or...
Forum: About this board 12-30-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,921
Posted By Optimist
I think it is post count. I guess longevity has...

I think it is post count. I guess longevity has its rewards. It is a kind of fun "ego boost" when your status changes!
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 12-29-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By Optimist
I had to look up crinums. I think they are...

I had to look up crinums. I think they are gorgeous. and now, of course, I must have them!
Forum: Pet Depot 12-25-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,255
Posted By Optimist
I know a lady with a corgi who does that too! In...

I know a lady with a corgi who does that too! In the Midwest also! Hers is the type of corgie that is "blond" and has no tail.
Forum: Growing Under Lights 12-22-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,693
Posted By Optimist
I have a similar set up but it has lights and is...

I have a similar set up but it has lights and is also in a window, On average it gets 1500 foot candles on a non-gloomy day. I have my AVs off to the side because I am afraid that when I mist the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-22-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,849
Posted By Optimist
If you live in an area with lots of rain, you...

If you live in an area with lots of rain, you could think about gathering rain water. Rain water has 7.0 ph and TDS of 10 to 20 which gets lower the longer rain continues to pour. Many people collect...
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