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Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-26-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 327
Posted By terryros
I don't think we have clearly noted that the EC...

I don't think we have clearly noted that the EC (from which the TDS is usually calculated) only deals with ionized substances? That means that all of the non-ionic organic molecules in KelpMax aren't...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-19-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,252
Posted By terryros
Michele, time has now passed and I think simpler...

Michele, time has now passed and I think simpler is usually better overall. I use Green Jungle routinely but once or twice a month I use KelpMax instead of Green Jungle. With my growing media I feed...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 03-24-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By terryros
Except, that every cloning process still has some...

Except, that every cloning process still has some genetic variation, just like human identical twins, so mericlones will be mostly very close to the original, but some can be a little different.
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 03-23-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By terryros
You have it. Moonwind is the cross of the two...

You have it. Moonwind is the cross of the two parents. Undoubtedly multiple to many plants resulted. Moonwind is then registered with RHS. One particular plant was thought to be special and got a...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 03-21-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By terryros
The only subtle correction I would make is that...

The only subtle correction I would make is that is currently considered all Cattleya and not Laeliocattleya.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-15-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By terryros
I mention virus because every one of my 20 or so...

I mention virus because every one of my 20 or so Phals tested positive for virus by Agdia strip and some definitely looked like yours. Viral infection can present in various ways, including just...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-14-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By terryros
My experience tells me that you have to consider...

My experience tells me that you have to consider virus.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-04-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By terryros
They weren't packing material. They were known...

They weren't packing material. They were known new flowers and were delivered to two different sites that bloomed Cattleya labiata. The mystery was that it wasn't clear where they had been collected...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By terryros
I got mine from Orchids Limited, but I am sure...

I got mine from Orchids Limited, but I am sure they did not mericlone the plant so would have gotten a flash from someone, maybe Hausermann’s. However, I suspect that the plant has been mericloned...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By terryros
That is exactly where my ‘Willowbrook’ is right...

That is exactly where my ‘Willowbrook’ is right now with it two blooming growths. With no protection from a sheath, you have to be very careful of the young buds.

Jeff, where did you obtain your...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 12-14-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 32,238
Posted By terryros
I think it becomes increasingly difficult to get...

I think it becomes increasingly difficult to get virus-free old Cattleya cultivars. Since carefully made seedling crosses can/should be virus free, I have been attracted to Orchids Limiteds remake of...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 12-04-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,738
Posted By terryros
Lava rock around here and online is mostly for...

Lava rock around here and online is mostly for gas grills/fireplaces or for landscaping. One I just found is 18-24 mm size particles, red lava rock, $22 US for 4.5 kg! That price is typical for the...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 12-04-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,738
Posted By terryros
Thanks very much. I suspected that the size you...

Thanks very much. I suspected that the size you use is about the same as the Growstones I use for Cattleyas and Phalaenopsis. I successfully use a smaller size of Growstones for Phrags, Paphs, and...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 12-04-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,738
Posted By terryros
I have been a believer in rocks with good...

I have been a believer in rocks with good drainage and fairly frequent watering with low concentrations of nutrients for several years. I have successfully been using Growstones to accomplish this,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-27-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By terryros
I am sure that mine is a mericlone and I suspect...

I am sure that mine is a mericlone and I suspect some genetic alteration is affecting sheathing. I have a good number of unifoliate species, primary, and complex hybrids and they hardly ever bloom...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By terryros
I think there is something unusual about...

I think there is something unusual about mossiae’Willowbrook’. Mine has bloomed four times. It is currently a 9 growth plant with two different leads. Each lead again is without sheath but there are...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-26-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By terryros
I have to try the white background. Not sure why...

I have to try the white background. Not sure why I got convinced that flat black had to be the best.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-21-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By terryros
Do you agree that there is no chance that I could...

Do you agree that there is no chance that I could register this as a new hybrid as long as AOS still has 'The Chairman' as an awarded walkeriana?
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-20-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By terryros
And I realize it is difficult for AOS or RHS to...

And I realize it is difficult for AOS or RHS to get to the point of changing an awarded plant categorization. I don't think there is a particular body that would decide that 'The Chairman' now must...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-19-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By terryros
Cattleya Heathii OR not?

Cattleya Heathii OR not?

Cattleya Heathii (loddigesii x walkeriana) was registered with the RHS in 1907. There have been 12 AOS awards for flower quality to this hybrid, with the first in 1999 and...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-18-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By terryros
Low light orchids are in the 4-6 DLI range and...

Low light orchids are in the 4-6 DLI range and high light orchids (Cattleyas) are in the 10-14 range.

You need a light meter that measures the peak photon density in micro moles/meter squared/sec...
Forum: Hybrids 11-08-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,824
Posted By terryros
I think there is confusion out there between Phal...

I think there is confusion out there between Phal White Dream 'V3' AM in 2013 and Phal Sogo Yukidian 'V 3' HCC in 2014. I am seen the names even partly combined.

Sogo Yukidian was registered in...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 08-25-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,414
Posted By terryros
If you look at the winter and summer day lengths...

If you look at the winter and summer day lengths for natural environments for the major unifoliate Cattleya species you find that nothing gets less than 11 hours of day length in the winter and...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 08-20-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,602
Posted By terryros
There are expert Cattleya growers who have...

There are expert Cattleya growers who have written that they identify particular Cattleyas with thick, particularly double sheaths that need to be cut across above the buds so that the bloom spike...
Forum: Parts & Equipment 06-20-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,686
Posted By terryros
I did rent the Apogee full spectrum meter for a...

I did rent the Apogee full spectrum meter for a week and then decided to buy one. I am sure it is not as accurate as reference instruments costing many thousands, but it is better than eyeballing. I...
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