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Search: Posts Made By: K-Sci
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By K-Sci
Hmm. I was thinking that Quantum might not be...

Hmm. I was thinking that Quantum might not be worth the effort (smell), but the testimony here has me feeling like I should continue using it.


Ray, after my third or fourth use of my current...
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 511
Posted By K-Sci
From the conversations I assume that Orchid Focus...

From the conversations I assume that Orchid Focus is an EU phenomenon.

Speaking of products with names that confuse or mislead, the insecticide 'Seven' used to be carbaryl, but is now this or...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-28-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By K-Sci
This thread was started 10-19-2021 when the...

This thread was started 10-19-2021 when the flower first opened. Today 11-28-2021 it is fading after it perfumed my greenhouse for 40 days after opening. The next bud is just about ready to open....
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 511
Posted By K-Sci
:hello Sometimes it amazes me how easily I can...

:hello Sometimes it amazes me how easily I can miss the obvious. I've been thinking of TDS as a poorly defined measure of ion content, completely missing the simplicity of the measure.

It...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By K-Sci
There is a very interesting discussion above...

There is a very interesting discussion above about hyaline cells, moss mass, compact sphagnum vs loose dry times, and related topics. Here's my take.

Sphagnum leaves are composed of a...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By K-Sci
Wow, the responses on this thread are even better...

Wow, the responses on this thread are even better than I had hoped. Ray's description of a love-hate relationship with using sphagnum is pretty much why I made this post. I kept all my orchids in...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-26-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By K-Sci
Sphagnumaphobia

Sphagnum seems to prevent root rot and could reduce my watering frequency. Nonetheless, I'm afraid to use it for orchid potting in general.

- The capture basin above the sphagnum and below the rim...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-26-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 511
Posted By K-Sci
Yes. Amazon is riddled with counterfeits, some...

Yes. Amazon is riddled with counterfeits, some brazenly claiming to be authentic delivered in sealed packaging copied from the authentic product.

I'm pretty sure the KelpMax seller on Amazon in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By K-Sci
With one exception (the mite-infested phal from...

With one exception (the mite-infested phal from Normans which had brown at the stem just like your photo) I haven't seen any symptoms on my plants. I put blue sticky traps around my greenhouse just...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 511
Posted By K-Sci
Dusty OM, here's a pic. The plant is C....

Dusty OM, here's a pic. The plant is C. intermedia 'Boa Vista'

-Keith
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 511
Posted By K-Sci
Works for me. Message me with your address and I...

Works for me. Message me with your address and I will send it out Monday.

-Keith
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 511
Posted By K-Sci
Adventures in KelpMax

This experiment was undertaken to see if overdosing KelpMax produced exaggerated outcomes that would serve as supporting evidence for the product claims at the label dosing. Based on the outcomes...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By K-Sci
There seems to be a critical mass for collection...

There seems to be a critical mass for collection size. I think it is likely, particularly for collectors that water indoors in a sink, to burn out on watering and stop watering often enough if one...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By K-Sci
This is interesting. I started using Quantum a...

This is interesting. I started using Quantum a couple months after reading Ray's testimony to its effectiveness on OB. Initially I thought the smell might kill me, but I quickly found that the...
Forum: Species 11-25-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,238
Posted By K-Sci
I don't think this would work here in Mississippi...

I don't think this would work here in Mississippi where soil temperatures at night normally remain higher than the ambient air both in and outside an enclosure. As a result, the concrete floor and...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By K-Sci
Water with plain water first before fertilizing?

In this post I argue that anything accomplished by watering twice can be achieved by watering with a more dilute fertilizer solution in the first place.


Pre-watering with water alone means a...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By K-Sci
How are you doing this? -Keith

How are you doing this?

-Keith
Forum: Species 11-25-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,238
Posted By K-Sci
I may regret the lower temperatures, but I don't...

I may regret the lower temperatures, but I don't want to heat my greenhouse above 60F at night. If I see problems developing I'll bring them indoors, but they will be a bit crowded if that becomes...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By K-Sci
I think there are three types of commercial...

I think there are three types of commercial greenhouses. Those that buy established plants for resale (there are a lot of these now), those who grow orchids from seed then sell them to greenhouses of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-25-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By K-Sci
After finding a phal I purchased from Norman's...

After finding a phal I purchased from Norman's was infested with mites, I put sticky traps around my greenhouse to see if there was a more widespread problem. The only pests I've seen are a few...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-25-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By K-Sci
I have not seen bud drop, but I have seen that...

I have not seen bud drop, but I have seen that flowers that develop after moving the orchid to low light are often smaller than those that developed at the higher light levels.

-Keith
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By K-Sci
I agree. What we can conclude from tissue studies...

I agree. What we can conclude from tissue studies is that the elements in the tissues must be available from water, fertilizer, or the media (i.e. plants don't do fission or fusion).;)
I completely...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-24-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By K-Sci
This appears to be very much the case when...

This appears to be very much the case when nitrogen is the limiting nutrient, but definitely isn't the case with, say, Calcium.

I'm not sure what was meant by "visible symptom", but a slow...
Forum: Species 11-24-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,238
Posted By K-Sci
The temperature was running 95F day/75F night at...

The temperature was running 95F day/75F night at the time of my first post/pictures of these three plants. The temperature is now about 75-80F days with 60F nights. This will most likely end up...
Forum: Species 11-20-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,238
Posted By K-Sci
This is an update on the P. gigantea I posted...

This is an update on the P. gigantea I posted about in early September. The first photo was taken today today (11-20-2021), the second one was taken 2-1/2 months ago (9-8-2021). All three are putting...
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