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Forum: Propagation Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
This was posted about 2 minutes prior to my last...

This was posted about 2 minutes prior to my last post, therefore i didn't read it until after that post was made. There is no need to insult Ray for trying to focus back on the questions I asked;...
Forum: Propagation Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Dorchid, Oyarzabal and Ray: Thank you for...

Dorchid, Oyarzabal and Ray:

Thank you for your comments.

Dorchid, I appreciate the article regarding antibiotics and antifungal chemicals, I will pass it on to the lab. From what I know of the...
Forum: Propagation 05-28-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Seed flasking: lab having difficulty with disinfection

Summer of 2019 I made a Cattleya alliance cross that I had high hopes for. Seed pod dehisced in April, I sent seed to a flasking lab in April, but also saved some seed (placed in jar with dessicant,...
Forum: Scientific Matters 05-25-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Since there is no large (let alone comprehensive)...

Since there is no large (let alone comprehensive) database of genome sequencing data, it would probably not help the average grower with identification. Also, assuming you are not a geneticist, how...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-24-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
SouthPark, I am going to over-explain a bit, for...

SouthPark, I am going to over-explain a bit, for the benefit of readers that might know less than you do about the eyes on orchids.

Orchids either have apical meristems dominant (monopodial, e.g....
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-23-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
With Cattleyas that have lost roots, I unpot them...

With Cattleyas that have lost roots, I unpot them totally, remove all bark, moss, etc., hang the plant upright outdoors in a bright shady spot.

Warm to hot weather, moderate to frequent rain,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-22-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Orchids by Eli is a seller on eBay. He has been...

Orchids by Eli is a seller on eBay. He has been known to have it in the past (Cyrtopodium punctatum). It might be worth asking him, even if currently he does not have a plant listed on eBay.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-22-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 502
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Montana is a place where water can be nearly...

Montana is a place where water can be nearly perfect (more likely in the mountains, near granite, etc.) or have lots of dissolved minerals (more likely if you have black shale, limestone, etc. as...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-22-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
In the United States, nearly all states have...

In the United States, nearly all states have "County Agents". These are professionals in agriculture, nearly always supported by state, federal (USDA), and local governments, and universities. In...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-22-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Thanks WW, I hope people find it useful.

Thanks WW, I hope people find it useful.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-22-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Yes, I was looking for something like a safety...

Yes, I was looking for something like a safety data sheet (SDS) when I found the database. (by the way, MSDS has been replaced by SDS; the format of the SDS is more consistent than the old MSDS). ...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-22-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
What's in your garden chemicals (database)

I came across this information, trying to figure out (online) what was in the product Spectracide Immunox.

Yes, I know ingredients are on the container label, but I could not find a legible...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 05-21-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,667
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Interesting, but I had to laugh when I read that...

Interesting, but I had to laugh when I read that RK2 calls their clay pellet media "organic".

Clay, by it's very nature, is inorganic. Yeah, I get that the company is using (misusing) organic in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-02-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Gwyn, thanks for the references in your post!

Gwyn, thanks for the references in your post!
Forum: Contests & Polls 04-18-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Brian: Everyone has a right to an opinion. ...

Brian:

Everyone has a right to an opinion. However, nobody has a right to come into someone else's forum, behave badly, and then expect everyone else to be OK with that.

If you look closely at...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-17-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Assuming some of the roots are still alive, you...

Assuming some of the roots are still alive, you can also rehabilitate a root system by using what is called "vase culture". It would help you visualize this cultural method to look up pictures of...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 04-13-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Yes, that is a tree fern

Yes, that is a tree fern
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-10-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
I had a dachshund once that DID catch a squirrel,...

I had a dachshund once that DID catch a squirrel, ate about half of it. He took his varmint control job seriously. Also killed (mostly) mice and similar rodents, but the occasional possum, snake...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-09-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
Fence the area where your orchids are, if it is...

Fence the area where your orchids are, if it is not already a fenced yard.

Get a small dog, a type with a hunting instinct (dachshund, terrier, something like that, or a mix of similar breeds; try...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 04-09-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
This damned virus has taken too many good and...

This damned virus has taken too many good and talented people!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-28-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
That is possible, but it could be from a septic...

That is possible, but it could be from a septic system or similar source. Not fertilizer in a commercial/ agricultural sense, but yes, "nutrients". An old, shallow, or poorly-constructed well could...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-27-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
20 ppm nitrate is double the federal maximum...

20 ppm nitrate is double the federal maximum contaminant level (MCL) for drinking water. Ok for washing, etc., not drinking, especially for children.

You might want to figure out why your well has...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 03-19-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
There are so many hybrids out there, that have...

There are so many hybrids out there, that have been bred and re-bred without regard to tracking breeding, it is impossible to determine what an un-labeled hybrid may be.

A Sharry Baby is a hybrid...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 03-18-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
They are Oncidium intergeneric hybrids. Without...

They are Oncidium intergeneric hybrids. Without an ID tag or label that came with the plant, a name some one might try to assign is just a guess.

Just grow them for their appearance and don't...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 03-11-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,251
Posted By Orchid Whisperer
The response to COVID-19 by the World Health...

The response to COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC), including a declaration of a global pandemic, is not "media hysteria". This is a genuine and...
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