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Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By Ray
Treat them now. Spray and media drench. Any...

Treat them now. Spray and media drench. Any delay will allow the population to explode, making them harder to eradicate.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-15-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,934
Posted By Ray
Such products are designed to make money, not to...

Such products are designed to make money, not to be by better for plants.

They add nothing, but probably are not harmful.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-15-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Ray
Depends upon the concentration. Feeding every...

Depends upon the concentration. Feeding every two weeks, I'd recommend 200-250 ppm N. For Rain Mix @ 11.8% N, that would be somewhere in the range of 1.5-1.75 ml/L
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-15-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By Ray
Just a guess, but it looks like anthracnose. ...

Just a guess, but it looks like anthracnose.

I would try treating with a copper-based treatment.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-15-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Ray
If it’s the same “Monster Bloom” I’ve seen, is is...

If it’s the same “Monster Bloom” I’ve seen, is is a 0-50-30 fertilizer. Adding that to rain mix actually does nothing extra for the plants, as it already has plenty of both minerals.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-14-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Ray
Nutrition is a combo of fertilizer and what's in...

Nutrition is a combo of fertilizer and what's in your water.

What is in that?
Forum: Scientific Matters 10-14-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Ray
I cannot answer your question, but stomatal...

I cannot answer your question, but stomatal opening and closing is controlled by light levels, humidity and the availability of water at the root system...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 10-12-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-12-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By Ray
I **think** it originated from the original...

I **think** it originated from the original culture sheets issued by the American Orchid Society. They have been around a l-o-n-g time, and were actually originally typed/mimeographed and passed on...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-12-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By Ray
Can’t help with quantum, but KelpMax is the US...

Can’t help with quantum, but KelpMax is the US name for Kelpak, which you should be able to purchase locally.

Y’all will get a chuckle out of this:

When I first discovered Kelpak and got...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 10-11-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 828
Posted By Ray
Mix them dry - they are the secondary additives,...

Mix them dry - they are the secondary additives, after all - then when put into solution (a dilute one), there will be no issue.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-11-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Ray
Depending upon the plant (some are sensitive to...

Depending upon the plant (some are sensitive to it), I like to start with copper treatments, as they tend to be bactericides and fungicides. If the issue is a proven fungal infection, thiomyl is a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-11-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Ray
Possibly insufficient magnesium. Water a couple...

Possibly insufficient magnesium. Water a couple of times with an Epsom Salts solution- 1-2 teaspoons/gal ought to be sufficient.

Physan is a topical treatment only, so will do nothing for...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-11-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By Ray
The product I imported and sold as “PrimeAgra” is...

The product I imported and sold as “PrimeAgra” is Atami Hydro-Rokz.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-11-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By Ray
The reason I deemed lava rock to accumulate more...

The reason I deemed lava rock to accumulate more salts is partially due to my own experience, but also due to the structure of the porosity.

Lava rock is formed from a viscous liquid, and the...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-09-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Ray
Despite the fact that the medium doesn’t...

Despite the fact that the medium doesn’t decompose, it does accumulate minerals and wastes, so should be replaced periodically.

I, arguably, have had the longest experience with the technique -...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-09-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Ray
From your post, it seems the only truly inherent...

From your post, it seems the only truly inherent issue with the use of s/h culture is your temperature minimum. The other issues appear to be “self inflicted” based upon your choice of containers and...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-08-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,825
Posted By Ray
The two seem to fill two different niches, using...

The two seem to fill two different niches, using two methods.

Inocucor is a better curative product, and works primarily from the post-fermentation secretions that are in the bottle.
...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 10-08-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Ray
I know that is true with most brands of LECA, but...

I know that is true with most brands of LECA, but I really don't have enough experience with rock wool to know.

Blends of the two seem to dry pretty uniformly/
Forum: Potting & Repotting 10-07-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Ray
I think one must consider potting to be a...

I think one must consider potting to be a "system" of several variables that can be adjusted independently to make it "work" to meet the specific plant requirements in your growing environment:

...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-06-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By Ray
Exactly... People have been mislead for years...

Exactly... People have been mislead for years by that "nutrient availability versus pH" chart. That applies to SOILS, and in fact, is only applicable to the particular soil they used, as soils...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 10-06-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Ray
I once built a mount by filling a wire mesh...

I once built a mount by filling a wire mesh cylinder with LECA and it was fine.

Assuming the rock used was not particularly basic or acidic, I'd think any epiphyte could be grown on them, but it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-05-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Ray
Kelpak is produced in South Africa, and is very...

Kelpak is produced in South Africa, and is very broadly distributed.

Time after time, “something similar” has proven not to be, including other products made from the same Kelp species.
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 10-04-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Ray
Seasol is not the equivalent of KelpMax, but...

Seasol is not the equivalent of KelpMax, but Kelpak is.
Forum: Parts & Equipment 10-04-2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Ray
I use one of these for watering my outdoor...

I use one of these for watering my outdoor orchids when I go away on vacation:

Orbit Hose-End Timer (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Orbit-b-hyve-1-Outlet-Bluetooth-Timer/1003053608)...
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