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Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 03-04-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Discus
Welcome, Lotis! You've come to a good place...

Welcome, Lotis!

You've come to a good place for more education; lots of knowledgeable members here. But I always recommend a few books (http://orchids-on-a-balcony.blogspot.com/p/books.html)...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 03-04-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By Discus
These things look incredible as specimen plants: ...

These things look incredible as specimen plants:
Orchids on a Balcony: Miltonia moreliana and Dendrobium mousmee...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 03-04-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By Discus
Have a look at RJSquirrel's JarWorlds (I think...

Have a look at RJSquirrel's JarWorlds (I think that's what he calls them).
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 03-04-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,393
Posted By Discus
String lines are really handy things. I used some...

String lines are really handy things. I used some very thick, high visibility nylon fishing monofilament as I couldn't find the building kind in town. The levels are really cheap!
Forum: Growing Under Lights 03-03-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,419
Posted By Discus
These look quite interesting : LED Vivarium-Grow...

These look quite interesting : LED Vivarium-Grow Lamp $24.00 Lighting First Rays (http://firstrays.com/cart/Plant-Lights/LED-Vivarium-Grow-Lamp)

Several years ago, I bought an inordinately...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-24-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,868
Posted By Discus
Don't forget a small fan in there to circulate...

Don't forget a small fan in there to circulate that humid air to lessen fungus problems. That really stalled my deflasking experiences...

I think out of two flasks of Cattleya, I ended up with 3...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-24-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By Discus
Welcome to OrchidBoard, Carlos; We have several...

Welcome to OrchidBoard, Carlos; We have several members from Florida, so I hope they'll weigh in with some "local knowledge" to help you out!

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Forum: Orchid Lounge 02-24-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,565
Posted By Discus
These challenges are not unique to Orchids;...

These challenges are not unique to Orchids; there's a load of literature on communications. If you want a single good entry point, you'd find it hard to go wrong applying the lessons from...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 02-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By Discus
Welcome back :)

Welcome back :)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Discus
Hi Manisha; it really depends on what kind of...

Hi Manisha; it really depends on what kind of orchids you're trying to grow and how bright the existing lighting is. In general, growing under lights, it'll be 8-12 hours per day of lights being on. ...
Forum: About this board 02-21-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,116
Posted By Discus
See also...

See also http://www.orchidboard.com/community/about-board/45816-tips-posting-photos.html :)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-21-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Discus
Hi csolano, I think until you get to a...

Hi csolano,

I think until you get to a certain number of posts, you're not allowed to post pictures into a thread perhaps (I think it's probably about 10 posts) - this is an attempt to stop...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 02-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By Discus
It's been killer hot in Grahamstown too! I make...

It's been killer hot in Grahamstown too! I make sure to keep my orchids well watered (with over-watering.... a sometimes tricky balance!). It may help to have a fan blowing around the room they're...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-14-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,843
Posted By Discus
Hi Acharn, so sorry to hear about your wife, but...

Hi Acharn, so sorry to hear about your wife, but glad you've rediscovered orchids.

"slatted baskets" are usually square or octagonal "hanging baskets" made out of strips of wood. You can also use...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-14-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Discus
Silje - in South Africa, you can buy "snail bait"...

Silje - in South Africa, you can buy "snail bait" (Kombat or Efekto brands) in almost any supermarket - I guess you're not so lucky in Nam?
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 02-14-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By Discus
Welcome to OrchidBoard, always nice to bump into...

Welcome to OrchidBoard, always nice to bump into others from South Africa here :)

When you decide you need more or-Kids, take a look at this page on my blog: Orchids on a Balcony: Where to Buy...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 02-14-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By Discus
Mine has also bloomed for me, the first of my 3...

Mine has also bloomed for me, the first of my 3 Stanhopea to deign to do so!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Usb1IOG9tU0/UvjcHI9pyNI/AAAAAAAABRM/wVZ7nrhy3f0/s400/20140210_075502.jpg
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Forum: Pet Depot 02-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,626
Posted By Discus
We neutered the two male rats we had - it's a...

We neutered the two male rats we had - it's a fairly uncomplicated procedure compared with the same for the girls. Their fur stays much softer too, which is nice.
As long as the vet is using...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 02-11-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By Discus
I play piano (badly) and tinker at electronic...

I play piano (badly) and tinker at electronic music from time to time (http://196.24.99.44/choonz/JRS_DubLin2.mp3). Most people seem to think my taste in music is "odd" (much of it glories under odd...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-11-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,524
Posted By Discus
You can also use cameras and the EXIF data on...

You can also use cameras and the EXIF data on your digital pictures to work this out, particularly if you take a picture of a "neutral" coloured object.
Orchids on a Balcony: New Gadget: Light...
Forum: Pet Depot 02-11-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,626
Posted By Discus
Cute! We really enjoyed our pet rats, but sadly...

Cute! We really enjoyed our pet rats, but sadly they're not longer with us :(
I can highly recommend you get a copy of the Rat Health Manual by Debbie Ducommun; the rat health website Health Guide...
Forum: Windowsill Growing 02-11-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By Discus
The wikipedia article gives you a broad overview...

The wikipedia article gives you a broad overview of the topic; Window film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Window_film)
beyond that, I suggest you find a good local...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-10-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,578
Posted By Discus
For systemic insecticide, I generally use...

For systemic insecticide, I generally use imidacloprid; despite its reputation as problematic on bees, I don't think that's really going to be a problem if you keep your orchids indoors. I dose...
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 02-07-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By Discus
kingianum are tough and forgiving. They seem...

kingianum are tough and forgiving.
They seem to like quite a bit more light than phals though.
I give mine a bit of a winter rest, but not as "hard" as Den. nobile.
Mine is in coconut husk...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-07-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,539
Posted By Discus
I strongly suspect the Oasis system would be too...

I strongly suspect the Oasis system would be too damp for most orchids. As others have pointed out, if you're moving to a system that keeps the root zone much damper than usual, you're going to need...
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