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Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By Ray
The export part is easy. As the flask medium...

The export part is easy.

As the flask medium is a gel, not a liquid, and they contain sterile plants, you ought to be able to convince DHS folks it's not an issue.

The importation is always the...
Forum: Growing Under Lights Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By Ray
Yes, the DLI is important, but it’s not as simple...

Yes, the DLI is important, but it’s not as simple as “x” hours of light and “y” hours of darkness. If that was the case, double the intensity for half the lighted time would be fine, and it’s not.
...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By Ray
I know this is a gross generalization, but...

I know this is a gross generalization, but orchids, being very highly-evolved plants, are less likely to tolerate conditions outside of their cultural niche than most terrestrial plants.
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By Ray
First, you need to understand that fans are not...

First, you need to understand that fans are not intended to create a breeze on the plants, they are needed to prevent pockets of air stagnation. A fan blowing anywhere in the room will likely do...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 10-29-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By Ray
I have a Phal parishii and a Schoenorchis in a...

I have a Phal parishii and a Schoenorchis in a small terrarium. They get 14 hours of light year round.
Forum: Growing Under Lights 10-29-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By Ray
Talk to Jeff Young, the seller. He’ll be able to...

Talk to Jeff Young, the seller. He’ll be able to answer your questions better.
Forum: Hybrids 10-29-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Ray
First, welcome to the Orchid Board. The...

First, welcome to the Orchid Board.

The number 1 factor to understand for successful orchid growing is realizing that, unlike terrestrial plants, these epiphytes do much of their gas exchange...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-29-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By Ray
Personally, I view your conditions more as...

Personally, I view your conditions more as intermediate-to-warm. To me, cool growers would be more likely to prefer nighttime lows in the low 50’s, and hot growers, like Phal. bellina, would prefer...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-28-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Ray
Yes, It can be used on all plants. In fact,...

Yes, It can be used on all plants. In fact, until I made it available, I don't think it's use on orchids was common at all. It is mostly used by farms and landscapers.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-28-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,526
Posted By Ray
I wear gloves when measuring out dry cubes for...

I wear gloves when measuring out dry cubes for repackaging, but once they are wet, I have not bothered.

So far, no issues.
Forum: Growing Under Lights 10-28-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By Ray
Don't forget that the electrical connectors stick...

Don't forget that the electrical connectors stick out beyond the fixtures.

Also, considering the spread of the light, 24" might be just fine.

For the high light plants, I'd start with 2 x 24",...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-28-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,526
Posted By Ray
In my example mix, it was 50/50 by volume. Is...

In my example mix, it was 50/50 by volume. Is that much needed? I doubt it, but don't know for sure.

If the cubes are saturated when you mix them with the LECA, they blend in more thoroughly. ...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-28-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Ray
I'll contact them and ask how a non-FB person can...

I'll contact them and ask how a non-FB person can reach them. Stay tuned.

---------- Post added at 10:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:32 AM ----------

Check you PM
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-28-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ray
Not just ballots! (After all, there's only one...

Not just ballots! (After all, there's only one of those per person; how many Christmas cards have they handled every year without issues?)

The pandemic has increased the delivery load on all...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 10-28-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By Ray
Take a look at the LED lamps offered by...

Take a look at the LED lamps offered by theorchidhobbyist.com (https://theorchidhobbyist.com/products/).

Not only have they been designed and built using spectrophotometer and PAR meter input,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-28-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Ray
C&C Orchids in Hamilton ON sells KelpMax. Look...

C&C Orchids in Hamilton ON sells KelpMax. Look for them on Facebook.

The product you linked is more of a fertilizer than a growth stimulant like KelpMax.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-28-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 242
Posted By Ray
DC- consider a concentrated azadirachtin product...

DC- consider a concentrated azadirachtin product like Azamax instead of neem oil.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-28-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By Ray
I think the temperature classifications mostly...

I think the temperature classifications mostly refer to nighttime minimums, but of course, the daytime maximum temperatures usually track with them, with plants from higher altitude origins often...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-28-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,526
Posted By Ray
I view the individual cubes as being...

I view the individual cubes as being “mini-reservoirs” in the LECA column. With them scattered throughout the material, the distance the water has to be wicked is small, but in the layer you showed,...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-28-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By Ray
I’m still getting used to my growing conditions...

I’m still getting used to my growing conditions here and adjusting.

My greenhouse in PA was more like you Florida growers’ conditions, but now, without one, I at least have a very long growing...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-27-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ray
Any carrier will deliver plants. Just pack them...

Any carrier will deliver plants. Just pack them properly and DON'T TELL THEM they're plants....
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-27-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,526
Posted By Ray
I think the "mixed-in" approach will work better...

I think the "mixed-in" approach will work better than the single layer.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-27-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 242
Posted By Ray
Is that white flies or mealie bugs?

Is that white flies or mealie bugs?
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-27-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Ray
As far as I’m aware, Amazon does not sell plants...

As far as I’m aware, Amazon does not sell plants themselves, but are simply the platform for others to sell plants.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-26-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,526
Posted By Ray
That is my thought, as well. I suppose I...

That is my thought, as well.

I suppose I could stick a thermometer probe into the middle of the pots of media to check, but it's probably not significant at the moment, with our humidity...
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