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Forum: Off Topic - Totally Today, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By Ray
Yep. As the crow flied, we're about 25 miles...

Yep. As the crow flied, we're about 25 miles south of Wilmington.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Today, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Ray
I am reading this while on my first cup of...

I am reading this while on my first cup of coffee, so if I’m not awake enough to to interpret your statement, forgive me...

S/H culture will not appreciably affect the environment, unless there ar...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By Ray
Most of the native population is within about a...

Most of the native population is within about a 40 mile radius of here.
Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By Ray
Keep in mind that you are not buying from Amazon,...

Keep in mind that you are not buying from Amazon, you are buying through them, directly from other vendors. Once you identify who the seller is, see if they have a website, They may not, but if...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By Ray
"Bloom" formulas do not promote blooming. At...

"Bloom" formulas do not promote blooming. At best, they "allow" it to happen if you have been applying excessive nitrogen previously.
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By Ray
The velamen on orchid roots consists of dead...

The velamen on orchid roots consists of dead cells to start with, so it cannot die. There are several layers between it and the vascular bundle containing the xylem and phloem.

I have heard it...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 216
Posted By Ray
My info might be outdated, but one of the reasons...

My info might be outdated, but one of the reasons their paphs did better with well water was that they fed only with calcium nitrate...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Ray
For an aquatic plant, whose roots are supposed to...

For an aquatic plant, whose roots are supposed to be submerged, I see no issue, but for a plant that normally grows in air, it might be a problem, as I mentioned earlier.
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 73
Posted By Ray
Welcome, Travis!

Welcome, Travis!
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 358
Posted By Ray
In a 4.5" pot (quart or liter food container), I...

In a 4.5" pot (quart or liter food container), I put two, 1/4" holes in the sidewall about 1"-1.5" above the bottom. They are placed as close together as possible without intersecting. 2 holes...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 02-25-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 02-25-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
Posted By Ray
The stuff I've seen is too fine, so holds water...

The stuff I've seen is too fine, so holds water too well between the particles, potentially suffocating the roots.

A few months ago I did some analysis...
Forum: Identification Forum 02-25-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Ray
Epicatanthe Don Hermann, perhaps?

Epicatanthe Don Hermann, perhaps?
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-25-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Ray
Having never seen them first-hand (knock on...

Having never seen them first-hand (knock on wood), I cannot be certain, but I recently read an article posted by a Dutch commercial grower about thrip damage becoming an increasing problem in their...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-25-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 358
Posted By Ray
In my experience, this very far from the truth,...

In my experience, this very far from the truth, but I suppose that depends, to some extent, but how broadly or narrowly you define the technique.

To me, “semi-hydroponics” means the use of an...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-24-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Posted By Ray
I don't know how an insect can reliably select...

I don't know how an insect can reliably select beneficial versus pathogenic fungi, only predating one.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-24-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 358
Posted By Ray
Concerning the temperature, the open, airy nature...

Concerning the temperature, the open, airy nature of the moist LECA medium may lead to a lot of evaporation, depending upon your growing conditions.

Low humidity, high temperatures, and lots of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-24-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 223
Posted By Ray
I have used beneficial insects in the greenhouse...

I have used beneficial insects in the greenhouse twice. One was some purchased ladybugs, the other was praying mantis egg cases I relocated from the woods in my back yard.

Both were highly...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-22-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By Ray
I think that particular plant is too small to...

I think that particular plant is too small to divide. All of the growths work together as a "colony", sharing resources, so are far more robust if kept together. My standard minimum is 2 or 3 old...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-22-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Ray
Here on Oak Island NC, the wastewater is used to...

Here on Oak Island NC, the wastewater is used to irrigate a town park and golf course.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-22-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By Ray
I don't think you need to bother with keiki...

I don't think you need to bother with keiki paste.

The "eyes" on any pseudobulbs are points at the base where a rhizome may originate. When you separate it from the rest of the plant, they'll be...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-21-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By Ray
Photos would really help.

Photos would really help.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 02-21-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By Ray
There are some cattleyas that require short days...

There are some cattleyas that require short days to trigger blooming, something that doesn’t happen at the equator.

Commercial nurseries that grew catts for cut flowers would blanket the benches...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-21-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Ray
Most recommendations you see online are “this is...

Most recommendations you see online are “this is how I do it” examples. I try to look into the science behind things to find the why behind the what.

Fertilizers are critical, but the formula is...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-20-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By Ray
That’s human nature though, isn’t it? I...

That’s human nature though, isn’t it?

I worked at a Volvo dealership summers and breaks during college. All you see there are cars with issues, so I pretty much concluded they were terrible...
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