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DirtyCoconuts 08-27-2021 10:23 AM

in case you were "on the fence" about why iguanas and curly tails must die?
 
this photo of my favorite NoID catt was taken at 10:55 am



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...7f8b6639_c.jpgUntitled by J Solo, on Flickr


lovely! i was excited as she only blooms once a year and the flowers last a long time and there are more on the way...good times.



this was taken at 10:12 pm....


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1d030b39_c.jpgUntitled by J Solo, on Flickr


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1f907375_c.jpgUntitled by J Solo, on Flickr


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Leafmite 08-27-2021 10:34 AM

I know the feeling. I waited years for my Cattleya Royal Walk 'Snowdrift' to bloom for the first time and, finally, it did. It opened up completely yesterday. I could tell that it should have been beautiful. Unfortunately, Japanese beetles have gotten to it so it has a bunch of holes.

On a side note, when the orchid flowers begin wilting, my daughter feeds them to the guinea pig. He really enjoys them. Sigh.

Mr.Fakename 08-27-2021 10:35 AM

Having had countless buds and roots wiped out by slugs recently, your pain deeply resonates with me.

Thankfully for you, iguanas make bigger targets than slugs :biggrin: go get 'em DC!

Shadeflower 08-27-2021 11:05 AM

It's lovely.
I could see that being a favorite in my collection. And 6 flowers too. You can afford to have a couple of sepals nibbled. At least to me the damge doesn't look too bad unless it continues.

Ray 08-27-2021 06:19 PM

3 words: hot pepper wax

Dusty Ol' Man 08-27-2021 06:34 PM

2 words. Pellet gun.

Fairorchids 08-27-2021 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dusty Ol' Man (Post 965904)
2 words. Pellet gun.

If you mean air rifle (as in Diana 24 or higher), OK. Otherwise I am thinking a .22 caliber.

Dusty Ol' Man 08-28-2021 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fairorchids (Post 965916)
If you mean air rifle (as in Diana 24 or higher), OK. Otherwise I am thinking a .22 caliber.

Air rifle is quieter.:biggrin:

DirtyCoconuts 08-28-2021 06:34 PM

My selection of air powered killing devices ranges from .40 and .625 cal blow tubes to .177, .22 and .25 PCP air guns.

I feed the vultures and raccoons a lot

estación seca 08-28-2021 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DirtyCoconuts (Post 965955)
My selection of air powered killing devices ranges from .40 and .625 cal blow tubes to .177, .22 and .25 PCP air guns.

I feed the vultures and raccoons a lot

We can't fire anything useful within city limits, except at a shooting range. I trap the pack rats with Havahart and snap traps. Iguanas are too big for snap traps but they might kill a curlytail. As for Havaharts, I suspect the tails would prevent the drop door from closing and the reptile might be able to escape the trap. But it might be worth a look.


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