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Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 09-13-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By harpspiel
Looks like I'm a little late to the party here,...

Looks like I'm a little late to the party here, but I keep mine on the dry side - a little wetter than Tillandsias, a little drier than the Aerangis curnowiana/punctata which is near it. I'm getting...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 09-13-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By harpspiel
In theory, but it's actually a plastic tray from...

In theory, but it's actually a plastic tray from Party City and isn't very sturdy. Only cost $1 though. I was considering stacking glass bowls, I've seen that done and it's cute - if I can find one...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 09-11-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By harpspiel
Happy masdie https://i.imgur.com/IAs087s.jpg ...

Happy masdie
https://i.imgur.com/IAs087s.jpg

Usually I wouldn’t recommend this setup for a Masdevallia (not enough air flow), but this one's only happy in here.
Forum: Growing Under Lights 09-03-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By harpspiel
Just got an order from EcuageneraUS, quarantining...

Just got an order from EcuageneraUS, quarantining before I put everything in

https://i.imgur.com/4TWHJG8.jpg

Phragmipedium Predator
Pelexia olivacea
Alocasia ‘Black Velvet’
Anthurium pedatum
Forum: Growing Under Lights 09-03-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By harpspiel
The fan can either suck air in from or blow air...

The fan can either suck air in from or blow air out of a mesh window, and the room around the tent is cooler at least during the day, so I’m going to experiment with what creates the best cooling...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 09-03-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By harpspiel
Indoor Grow Tent

I’ll always love my minis, but I’ve been pining for some big, lush tropical aroids and orchids lately. I freed up a little space in the house recently so of course this is what I did with it - and...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 09-03-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By harpspiel
Masdevallia ignea ‘Valentine’ x discoidea ‘Anne’

I’ve been having fungal issues with my masdies after keeping them too wet for about a year, and every time I put this one near my others it would start getting leaf spots and dropping leaves. I think...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 08-25-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By harpspiel
I have a happy masdie in a glass bowl with a...

I have a happy masdie in a glass bowl with a plastic lid with some holes drilled in it (you can find the thread on here), so there's very little air movement in that tank and air is only introduced...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 08-24-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By harpspiel
The ones that are still alive are on vertical...

The ones that are still alive are on vertical surfaces without much moss growth. It also may like high humidity/good airflow/less frequent watering, which is not something my tank can provide, but...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 08-24-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By harpspiel
Mine seems to dry out really fast. I bought an...

Mine seems to dry out really fast. I bought an adult plant and killed it, and what I have left is a few remaining seedlings from a Troy Meyers flask, that seem to need a whole lot of water but still...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 08-24-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By harpspiel
I was also frightened by the size at first, but...

I was also frightened by the size at first, but it's been so easy! I just get along very well with pleurothallids. On the other hand, my Dendrobium parvulum is almost as small (and almost as...
Forum: Pleurothallis Alliance 08-24-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By harpspiel
Pleurothallis dressleri

Progression since I got this from @TOMMYMIAMI. No blooms yet, but what a vigorous plant!

3/7/2021, 6 leaves (spent 6 days in the mail and had lost half its leaves)
https://i.imgur.com/NwWFQJz.jpg...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-22-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By harpspiel
I can see around 5 of the bugs on the plant...

I can see around 5 of the bugs on the plant currently. Still no noticeable damage, and they don’t move when I poke them. Someone suggested it could be molts, but I’m still not sure of what. Pretty...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 08-21-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By harpspiel
The bowl is really glowing with some new tropical...

The bowl is really glowing with some new tropical moss:
https://i.imgur.com/QwPf9Lm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kWZ4s6E.jpg

I’ll have to pull the Masdie out pretty soon, when the bud gets too tall...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-18-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By harpspiel
The nymphs are white or yellow Greenhouse...

The nymphs are white or yellow

Greenhouse Thrips (http://cues.cfans.umn.edu/old/inter/inmine/Thripi.html)

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/14-001f2.jpg
...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-18-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By harpspiel
Thrip or Springtail?

This Dryadella albicans has been in quarantine for about 30 days before I add it to my main collection. I was inspecting before adding it, and found this. Sorry about the image quality, that's about...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 07-28-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By harpspiel
No orchids want to be “soaking wet” (well there...

No orchids want to be “soaking wet” (well there are a few orchids that grow in streams in situ, but I would still bet that in an enclosed environment they don’t like water on their leaves)....
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 06-25-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By harpspiel
Just some pretty leaves ...

Just some pretty leaves

https://i.imgur.com/jShdqjb.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DGfDkp5.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Xg79kWE.jpg
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 06-11-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By harpspiel
Andy's site has very detailed information on...

Andy's site has very detailed information on temperatures, even for lots of orchids that aren't currently available. That being said, the origin of the particular clone seems to play an important...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 06-10-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By harpspiel
Best case scenario, evaporative cooling drops the...

Best case scenario, evaporative cooling drops the temperature about 20 degrees (I live in an area that primarily uses swamp coolers for cooling). That's with an ambient humidity of 20% and good...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 06-09-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By harpspiel
Keep in mind that evaporative cooling only works...

Keep in mind that evaporative cooling only works in low humidity environments, so it will work best if you’re pulling low humidity air from outside the enclosure through a wet pad into the tank....
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 06-05-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,349
Posted By harpspiel
Here’s a handy guide...

Here’s a handy guide (https://herebutnot.com/light-recommendations-ppfd-par-for-orchids-and-houseplants/). Pleurothallids, which is most of what will do well for you, are on the low end - mostly...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 06-04-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,349
Posted By harpspiel
It's so easy to get swept up in the excitement of...

It's so easy to get swept up in the excitement of a new build, but this is why when I'm creating any multi-plant arrangement, I leave the orchids on their original mounts and just tie them in place...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 06-03-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By harpspiel
Moss may live forever. A few caveats: ...

Moss may live forever. A few caveats:


Many wild collected mosses from temperate regions need a cold period to thrive. Sometimes they will grow well for a season before petering out, sometimes...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 06-02-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By harpspiel
Where is the 90% humidity measurement taken from?...

Where is the 90% humidity measurement taken from? Humidity often stratifies from bottom to top of a tank, but if it's 90% throughout with low airflow that's gonna be too humid for many orchids,...
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