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Forum: Propagation 06-05-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,882
Posted By Royal
AJ Hicks at the OSP has a great short book on the...

AJ Hicks at the OSP has a great short book on the subject for hobbyists. I think he also has a more scientific one that is much more detailed (and expensive.)
Forum: Propagation 05-16-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 882
Posted By Royal
Hey Polka, Been super busy but I'll give it...

Hey Polka,

Been super busy but I'll give it a whirl. Shoot me an email.
Forum: Outdoor Gardening 10-10-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,264
Posted By Royal
I'm happy to hear you are adjusting, Steve. I've...

I'm happy to hear you are adjusting, Steve. I've had a really rough summer too. I'm so glad the temps are down, but we still need some RAIN!!!
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 09-22-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,041
Posted By Royal
I was always under the impression that reciprocal...

I was always under the impression that reciprocal crosses are not the same hybrid.
Forum: Propagation 09-02-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,105
Posted By Royal
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: Propagation 08-26-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By Royal
You really need a good seal in order to keep...

You really need a good seal in order to keep contamination out of the prepared flasks. Venting the lids is definitely the way to go. I hope the band aids work for you. I use the "sterile spots"...
Forum: Propagation 08-26-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By Royal
The stigmatic surface only becomes receptive in...

The stigmatic surface only becomes receptive in response to the pollinia being removed. It's to prevent self pollination. You can force the pollen into the unopened slit or just wait 12 hours or...
Forum: Propagation 08-26-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,105
Posted By Royal
Hi Linus, Growing orchid from seed is a...

Hi Linus,

Growing orchid from seed is a tricky undertaking. The best way to grow them from seed is to have a laboratory prepare flasks for you. Check out Troy Meyers Conservatory. Good info...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-05-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,282
Posted By Royal
I find that ant don't appear in fresh media so...

I find that ant don't appear in fresh media so much. Usually when I have ants, the plant could use re-potting as the ants will grind up the media into dirt..
Forum: Propagation 07-15-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,121
Posted By Royal
In my experience, germinating seed ex vitro is...

In my experience, germinating seed ex vitro is not the challenge. It's the growing on to a self-sustaining size plant that is the hard part. Keep us updated on your progress.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 06-10-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,969
Posted By Royal
:crackup:

:crackup:
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-10-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By Royal
Interesting question. From experience I know...

Interesting question. From experience I know Spathoglottis and Phaius also have relatively large seeds, like Bletilla. I wouldn't be surprised if these and other close relatives also have some...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 06-07-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By Royal
It's clay, and has been fired in a kiln at much...

It's clay, and has been fired in a kiln at much higher temps than your oven can reach. Just cook the H#%* out of it. ;)
Forum: Propagation 06-07-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,803
Posted By Royal
I say give it a whirl. Commercial media will...

I say give it a whirl. Commercial media will give you more of a chance of success, especially if you're going to try to do stems. However, making your own media couldn't hurt. If you just want to...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-07-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By Royal
Some crosses are purely speculative, but some...

Some crosses are purely speculative, but some will produce predictable results. Getting specific is tough, but we know how some traits are passed on. Using Rosie's human analogy, we wouldn't be...
Forum: Hybrids 06-06-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,097
Posted By Royal
This is a sweet one. Nice job!

This is a sweet one. Nice job!
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-06-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Royal
I would think that officers in Texas should be...

I would think that officers in Texas should be used to dealing with sun shades and very familiar with the procedures for them, especially parking/traffic officers.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 06-06-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By Royal
Bake them in the oven. That should do it.

Bake them in the oven. That should do it.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 05-18-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By Royal
It doesn't sound like contamination to me. ...

It doesn't sound like contamination to me. Sometimes roots can look funny in flask, especially early on when still young.
Forum: Propagation 05-10-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By Royal
No problem, Kelo. Don't let my post discourage...

No problem, Kelo. Don't let my post discourage you. Unless you are trying really odd crosses, working with very young plants, or the timing is way off, everything should work out. Nature has a...
Forum: Propagation 05-10-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,023
Posted By Royal
The formation of a capsule (orchid fruits are...

The formation of a capsule (orchid fruits are capsules, not pods) is purely a hormone response to pollination. The pollen tubes must grow into the pedicel for fertilization to take place. This is...
Forum: Hybrids 05-09-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,853
Posted By Royal
Holy cow! I don't even know what to say. Thanks...

Holy cow! I don't even know what to say. Thanks for capturing these for us.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 05-03-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,304
Posted By Royal
Hey Carl, I have been in your shoes before. ...

Hey Carl,

I have been in your shoes before. I hated moss, now I love it. It's really tough to make it work if you grow outdoors though. Here's a few things you can try:

First, be sure to use...
Forum: Identification Forum 05-02-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By Royal
Maybe E. Nursery Rhyme?

Maybe E. Nursery Rhyme?
Forum: Hybrids 04-29-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By Royal
I love it, Pete. Great photo too.

I love it, Pete. Great photo too.
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