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Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By Ray
Question 1: Yes, using dechlorinated water is...

Question 1: Yes, using dechlorinated water is recommended. If you don't, it pays to increase the concentration applied, to help compensate for the "kill". You're still not going to get the full...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening Yesterday, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 91
Posted By Ray
I have no idea. I have a cylindrical vase that’s...

I have no idea. I have a cylindrical vase that’s about 8-9” in diameter, with about 1/2” water + LECA. I added a small squirt from the bottle.

It has been about 5 months and I’m just beginning...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By Ray
Excellent. I find that all of my paphs and...

Excellent.

I find that all of my paphs and phrags do well in S/H culture, as well. It's not perfect for everyone, but with the right combination of it and temperature, mostly, it's fairy solid.
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 08-03-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 91
Posted By Ray
I learned this recently: A few drops of Dawn...

I learned this recently: A few drops of Dawn liquid dishwashing liquid in the water mostly prevents algae.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 08-03-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By Ray
Yeah, $40 was a reasonable price for a cattleya...

Yeah, $40 was a reasonable price for a cattleya in those days.

My very first international business trip was to Brazil, and every day, while driving from the hotel to the factory (I was there...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-03-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By Ray
I concur.

I concur.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 08-03-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By Ray
Back in that time frame, one of the biggest...

Back in that time frame, one of the biggest suppliers of catts was Jones & Scully, out of the Miami area. I could hardly wait to get their annual catalog - it was a “book” about 1/2” thick, full of...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 08-02-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By Ray
The keys are wattage and distance from the...

The keys are wattage and distance from the plants. I highly recommend LEDs from theorchidhobbyist.com
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 08-02-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Ray
Just a quick advisory: With Isaias headed our...

Just a quick advisory: With Isaias headed our way Monday PM into Tuesday, I don't know what will happen with mail service, so orders placed after about 10 am Monday (EDT) may not go out until...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-01-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Ray
I agree that the fertilizer chemistry is not...

I agree that the fertilizer chemistry is not likely playing a role at all.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-01-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By Ray
Mouse? Grasshopper? Roach?

Mouse? Grasshopper? Roach?
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-01-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Ray
Probably not, and no way to know for sure. ...

Probably not, and no way to know for sure.

You will never be able to accurately identify such hybrids.


There are too many that look alike.
Two of the same hybrid can look different.
Two...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 08-01-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 194
Posted By Ray
In the 45+ years I've been growing orchids, I...

In the 45+ years I've been growing orchids, I have never purchased a pre-blended potting medium, preferring to mix my own so I can tailor it to the needs of the plants in my conditions.

That said,...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-01-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By Ray
Sometimes stuff like that just happens. Future...

Sometimes stuff like that just happens. Future growths should yield normal flowers.
Forum: Vendor Feedback 07-31-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 301
Posted By Ray
I have been an AOS member since the mid-70's. I...

I have been an AOS member since the mid-70's. I get the paper mag, but it's usually recycled within days.

What tickles me is that I only learn that they have published one of my articles when 5...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 07-31-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Ray
Fear not! There are enough of us here that one...

Fear not! There are enough of us here that one or more of us has probably done everything wrong that can be.

Welcome.
Forum: Orchid Lounge 07-31-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Ray
Hilarious!

Hilarious!
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-31-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By Ray
Mold. Likely due to decomposing organic matter. ...

Mold. Likely due to decomposing organic matter.

Physan will knock it down, but repotting might be a sound decision, too.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-31-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Ray
Personally, I avoid compost as it can fill the...

Personally, I avoid compost as it can fill the voids in the primary mix and suffocate the roots.

If the mix is bark-based, pre-treat it by pouring boiling-, or at least very hot water over it. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-31-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Ray
Yes, bright, indirect sunlight works well for...

Yes, bright, indirect sunlight works well for “strap-leaf” paphs.

These critters typically live on the forest floor, with their roots spread widely in the accumulated leaf litter, so are...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-30-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Ray
I think it's more about mechanical stability than...

I think it's more about mechanical stability than light, per se. They are climbing plants. "The tree" it climbs will be on the opposite side from the light, so it makes sense they would grow in...
Forum: Propagation 07-30-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Ray
Lay the stalks on moist sphagnum.

Lay the stalks on moist sphagnum.
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 07-30-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Ray
KelpMax Sale

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I just got in a brand new batch of KelpMax - produced in April, so it...
Forum: Pet Depot 07-30-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By Ray
I know. I’ve been nipped here from time to time.

I know. I’ve been nipped here from time to time.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-30-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 115
Posted By Ray
If the thing was in-bloom when you got it, or...

If the thing was in-bloom when you got it, or even just about to, the loss of flowers at this point is perfectly normal.

Phalaenopsis may-, or may not take a rest after blooming, so new growth is...
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