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Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-13-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
I've been manually spritzing the collection daily...

I've been manually spritzing the collection daily and I'm happy to report that the robust ones are still robust and showing active signs of growth. I have a misting system ready to go in, I've just...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-11-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
After reading the research paper, I'm switching...

After reading the research paper, I'm switching up my strategies a bit and changing the lighting setup yet a third time. I'm now using a VIPARSpectra 450W to light the tank. This grow light is...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-11-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
AAAAAnnnnnd....here's a research paper...

AAAAAnnnnnd....here's a research paper (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uPeqICbb5P_T7g5uTHlpSr9qpMxdFqFK) :D

I updated the first post with a link to that research paper for anyone else daring...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-10-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
That's awesome and a great data point - I'll be...

That's awesome and a great data point - I'll be sure to include those growing area details in the wrap up video.

Apparently the team at UofF managed to grow them directly off burlap cloth, so...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-09-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
That's awesome. What kind of light do they get? ...

That's awesome. What kind of light do they get?

---------- Post added at 04:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:44 PM ----------

1 week check in point

The collection got their first...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-05-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
I don't know how to determine that unless I...

I don't know how to determine that unless I possibly shift the ones that do sprout those to a separate tank and see what happens. What I can tell you is that everything in the tank was soaked in...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-05-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Photos from Day 3 - more fungus hunting, but also...

Photos from Day 3 - more fungus hunting, but also lots of signs of active growth.

Ghost Orchid Tank Day 3 - Fungus Hunting - Album on Imgur (https://imgur.com/a/j9fdCjl)
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-04-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Threw the plate under the microscope to start...

Threw the plate under the microscope to start inspecting for fungus and sure enough I found some.
https://i.imgur.com/TU47rNw.jpg

Here's a close up of the fruiting spores...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-02-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Yeah I can't provide the right conditions they...

Yeah I can't provide the right conditions they need up here in the Northeast so I had to cobble together this collection of parts. I have to say though, what a difference 5 years makes. Half the...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-02-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Here's a reference photo of the collection...I'll...

Here's a reference photo of the collection...I'll check in again in about a week's time and see where we're at. I realize it's too early to say anything - but I was happy to see green tips on some...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-02-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Iím also swapping out my mechanical timers with...

Iím also swapping out my mechanical timers with smart wifi plugs. I donít know why i didnít do this sooner. I can control the entire room from my phone. Only limitation is that the timer canít do...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-02-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
My secret weapon that will all but ensure my...

My secret weapon that will all but ensure my success. Iím adding miniature manatees and alligators to the tank to fool it into thinking itís home!

Fyi Blurple lights are being replaced with 2ft...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 04-01-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Just a quick update - Ghost Orchid's deflasked...

Just a quick update - Ghost Orchid's deflasked and resting comfortably on a bed of sphagnum moss. I want to see how it acclimates to the tank before I do anything permanent like mount it to its...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-31-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Hey thanks for popping in. Anyone who's...

Hey thanks for popping in. Anyone who's interested in Ghost Orchids would have come across your name and your vast contributions to the knowledge base for this guy. Very honored to see you posting...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-29-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Thanks for the note - I revisited the journals...

Thanks for the note - I revisited the journals just to double check and not only did I get the levels wrong, I got the timing wrong. Supposed to inject during the day not at night. I'll adjust...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-28-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
So many updates it's hard to know where to...

So many updates it's hard to know where to begin...I'll try to get photos but here's where we're at:

1) my PAR meter arrived, and it answered definitively how my lights are performing. Paired...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-26-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Yep itís on the way. Thanks for the tip.

Yep itís on the way. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-26-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Ah ok...will skip that step...You're right about...

Ah ok...will skip that step...You're right about the stress, I was just mentioning that from experience where I waited too long to deflask the seedlings and what I thought was a sterile flask was...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-26-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Sorry - yeah I forgot to mention I was using...

Sorry - yeah I forgot to mention I was using water too (youtube to the rescue again). It was working beautifully until I got to the other side. I just put a little TOO much heave ho into what...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-26-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Couple of quick updates. I cracked the...

Couple of quick updates.

I cracked the bottom of the tank while attempting to drill the hole for the drain pipe. My fault completely, just over estimated how much force I needed to push through....
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-26-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
I tried a reptile heating pad and in a 62 degree...

I tried a reptile heating pad and in a 62 degree basement, the pad was only capable of raising the internal ambient temperature by 2 degrees. I think the way they work is they create a heated...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-25-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Inkbird Humidistat arrived early and I worked on...

Inkbird Humidistat arrived early and I worked on getting the sensors and equipment plugged in. Everything worked on the first shot. Only took a few seconds for the tank to hit 90% and it stayed...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-25-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By Mochaboy
This is what I cooked up for my enclosed habitat....

This is what I cooked up for my enclosed habitat.

For the grow room:
2 Gallon (7'ish liters) ultrasonic humidifier...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-24-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Didn't know this was even a thing - I'll...

Didn't know this was even a thing - I'll definitely give it a shot. What's the typical dosing interval, once a month, as needed, every watering?
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-24-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,893
Posted By Mochaboy
Lexan top is cut. Humidifier dispersion tube is...

Lexan top is cut. Humidifier dispersion tube is installed. Corrugated bilge pump tubing picked from home depot and is used to connect the humidifier to the tank. It only took 30íseconds to bring it...
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