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Forum: Advanced Discussion Today, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By Ray
I believe you are correct about the trade secret...

I believe you are correct about the trade secret aspect

Carbon, in this case, is a building block. The fermentation creates alcohol and carbon dioxide as byproducts. They made another version...
Forum: Growing Under Lights Today, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Ray
If you’re going for white LEDs, you’re likely...

If you’re going for white LEDs, you’re likely better off going with warmer color temperatures.

For one, color temperature has little to do with the true spectrum; it is strictly how it appears to...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By Ray
So where is the photo????

So where is the photo????
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By Ray
Subrosa - I have no idea of the amount of salt...

Subrosa - I have no idea of the amount of salt added to the Inocucor batch, but I seriously doubt is was much as a teaspoon/gallon.

WW - I wasn't taking it as a knock on the product at all. My...
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 103
Posted By Ray
Living under a false identity is a common orchid...

Living under a false identity is a common orchid ploy.
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 266
Posted By Ray
Judging by the coloration and size of the...

Judging by the coloration and size of the segments, I’d speculate it’s a “mule ear” oncidium crossed with a standard, “dancing lady” type..
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 266
Posted By Ray
No tolumnia in that at all...

No tolumnia in that at all...
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 266
Posted By Ray
There are two ways to attach photos to a message....

There are two ways to attach photos to a message.

If it is a file on your computer, the instructions given above apply. If it a photo on a website, you click on the square, yellow "mountain" icon...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By Ray
Sounds like a lot of work, and it would take a...

Sounds like a lot of work, and it would take a little effort to determine even the likely microbes present, but I can see no reason it wouldn't have some positive effect.

I'd skip the baking soda...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-18-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Ray
Yes, it certainly does, BUT... "Seaweed" is...

Yes, it certainly does, BUT...

"Seaweed" is too nebulous a term as there are lots of different seaweeds with varying degrees of effectiveness.

I will not claim to understand the full process of...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 02-18-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Ray
That may very well be true, but the proliferation...

That may very well be true, but the proliferation of those ugly lamps was driven by pot growers.
Forum: Growing Under Lights 02-18-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Ray
The practice of using blue & red LEDs came about...

The practice of using blue & red LEDs came about with illicit pot growers.

Folks with "grows" in their basements - totally unseen by the outside world - were still discovered by the police due to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-18-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By Ray
https://media.giphy.com/media/2sgemHP7YQgeHGQ8Hf/g...

https://media.giphy.com/media/2sgemHP7YQgeHGQ8Hf/giphy.gif
Forum: Growing Under Lights 02-18-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Ray
While it is preferred, I really don’t think it is...

While it is preferred, I really don’t think it is necessary to stick to “plant lights”.

PAR incorporates the wavelengths from 400 to 700 nm. A plant light will have more of its energy toward the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By Ray
Possibly genetics and cultural parameters. ...

Possibly genetics and cultural parameters. Bright and cool favors the development of red pigments, for example.
Forum: Orchid Lounge 02-17-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Ray
Quite a haul! #6 is Paph Hsinying Majikun

Quite a haul!

#6 is Paph Hsinying Majikun
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By Ray
No guarantees, but I’d do this: Wet the...

No guarantees, but I’d do this:

Wet the roots, wait 10 minutes and repeat, so they get a bit supple.

Using a credit card or other stiff plastic tool, gently pry the roots to separate them from...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By Ray
Not original, but a good idea, nonetheless.

Not original, but a good idea, nonetheless.
Forum: Propagation 02-17-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By Ray
Hobibotanik YouTube Channel...

Hobibotanik YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9HyyU8MBkzv49n3-63jYcA)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By Ray
Nope. Birds convert it into uric acid and...

Nope. Birds convert it into uric acid and quanine as a water-loss reduction mechanism.

http://firstrays.com/_temp/BillNye.png

Besides, just how much poop does an average plant get?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-17-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By Ray
OW - where does urea come from in a rainforest...

OW - where does urea come from in a rainforest environment?
Forum: Growing Under Lights 02-17-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Ray
That PPF looks mighty fine. It’s a bit light...

That PPF looks mighty fine.

It’s a bit light on the red end of the spectrum, but in my experience, orchids are less sensitive to that than some plants.
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 02-17-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Ray
Beautiful. The Orchidglade cross is...

Beautiful.

The Orchidglade cross is registered as Ctt. Memoria Alicia Aguilar.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 02-16-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 658
Posted By Ray
You got me...

You got me...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-16-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By Ray
There are several types of scale insects, ranging...

There are several types of scale insects, ranging from those with hard shells to other soft scales the the soft SOB, Boisduval scale.

As Roberta mentioned, there’s also mealy bugs, which can be...
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