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Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-25-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By katsucats
I'm uncomfortable about giving away virused...

I'm uncomfortable about giving away virused plants, but I do recall a number of members here saying they're fine with it if it's showing no symptoms. I bought this for $45 + tax last week. If someone...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-25-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By katsucats
Free virused orchid

Okay, I don't know where to post this or even whether to post this. All I know is I've come into possession of virused orchids from time to time. They look completely healthy. But they have CymMV or...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-05-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By katsucats
Orchid disintegrating from inside out

Has anyone seen something like this? The stem just hollows from the inside, and the plant flops over and dies. This is the second time this has happened a couple weeks after the order. Both of them...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 08-02-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,815
Posted By katsucats
If you look up a list of hygroscopic materials,...

If you look up a list of hygroscopic materials, you might find wood, salts, honey, and all other kinds of things involved in growing orchids, but not clay. That's because relative to everything else,...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 07-28-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,745
Posted By katsucats
I don't know that roots would instantly die upon...

I don't know that roots would instantly die upon meeting mineral deposits touching the velamen. At least in my experience, this has never happened. Mineral deposits are more visible on LECA, but I...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 07-27-2021, 02:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,745
Posted By katsucats
I'm with Shadeflower, but more out of maintenance...

I'm with Shadeflower, but more out of maintenance cost than anything. For me, it would take too much energy to keep the top layer moist all the time. I'd prefer that the roots grow down anyways, and...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 07-23-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,745
Posted By katsucats
Just wondering. Aren't these two ideas in...

Just wondering. Aren't these two ideas in conflict?
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-21-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By katsucats
Every plant, period, whether it's terrestrial,...

Every plant, period, whether it's terrestrial, non-orchid or what not, could be mounted. The medium acts to preserve moisture and nutrients. You could grow anything in hydroponic mediums without...
Forum: Propagation 07-21-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,293
Posted By katsucats
On sugar... of course you could grow orchids in...

On sugar... of course you could grow orchids in any kind of fertile medium. But the whole point of getting it out of the agar in the first place is that agar attracts other pathogens if it is not...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 07-20-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,604
Posted By katsucats
New Diacrium bicornutum (a week ago) and new...

New Diacrium bicornutum (a week ago) and new release on Catasetums now. There's some nice new species: a re-release of Cl. thylaciochila 'XLNT' x 'Green', a Ctsm. tenebrosum, Ctsm. pileatum imperiale...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-20-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,466
Posted By katsucats
I have a Cyrtorchis arcuata and Rhyncholaelia...

I have a Cyrtorchis arcuata and Rhyncholaelia glauca, both are struggling. Can't get them to grow. Maybe I'll throw them in higher light and see what happens. I couldn't get either to survive with...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-17-2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,541
Posted By katsucats
I'm not a huge fan of most orchid videos since...

I'm not a huge fan of most orchid videos since they tend to ramble on about historical factoids and climates and personal experiences that I just don't care about. With Miss Orchid Girl, out of her...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 07-14-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By katsucats
It looks like rot to me. I would cut a bit below...

It looks like rot to me. I would cut a bit below the yellow with a clean razor (such that there is no brown on the inside left). Catasetum types have degraded roots during dormancy, but not dead. New...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-13-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By katsucats
I can't tell from the pictures if the pseudobulb...

I can't tell from the pictures if the pseudobulb is reddish, in which it could just be lighting or temperature issues, or brown. If the bulb or stem is soft, floppy or wet compared to the other ones,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-13-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By katsucats
What's with calling orchids Fred? I know...

What's with calling orchids Fred? I know something that called her first orchid Fred too.:lol:



You put the thin plastic pots inside the decorative cache pots. Then you take the thin pots out...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-13-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By katsucats
I've seen termite frass before and I don't think...

I've seen termite frass before and I don't think this is it. It's not aggregated in a pile but rather spread out evenly. Some of the red dots are on the plants, but I could easily wipe them off with...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 07-13-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,131
Posted By katsucats
I've never received a flattened box from them,...

I've never received a flattened box from them, although I have received several plants that came down with bulb rot not long after. Most plants end up okay, it depends on the genus. I bought a...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-12-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By katsucats
Little red and white spots (that don't move)

There are these little spots all over one corner of a window sill. They look like either insect eggs or droppings. The question is what insect? I'm guessing mites, but does anyone know for sure?
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-11-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By katsucats
If large sections of the velamen are black and...

If large sections of the velamen are black and rotted, and oozing liquid, then I cut them off with a clean razor. If there's little bits of rot on the tips, or if there are dried sections, or if the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-11-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By katsucats
Should I notify vendor or take a loss?

I got a plant recently from a vendor whom have sold me otherwise healthy plants. This turned yellow not long after I received it and the stem just disappeared from inside out. It just flopped over,...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 07-11-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By katsucats
Orchidclassics4U

I got a bunch of Phals here. They have a 4 for 100 deal and some good species like Phal modesta, and speciosa 'Coffee' which I'm pissed sold out before I could pick it up with the deal. The size is...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 07-08-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By katsucats
Ecuagenera, occasionally. LA Orchid Connection...

Ecuagenera, occasionally. LA Orchid Connection (on eBay), occasionally. And some other vendors would have common ones like Wine Delight or After Dark. If you have access to orchid shows or could...
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 07-06-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By katsucats
I'll give it sphagnum moss and a light misting...

I'll give it sphagnum moss and a light misting and try some sun. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 07-06-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By katsucats
It's just sitting by the window. When I received...

It's just sitting by the window. When I received it, it had 4 mature pseudobulbs and no actively growing ones (e.g. no leaves). It hasn't changed now. It's sitting bare root in a plastic pot.
Forum: Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 07-06-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By katsucats
Catasetum won't come out of dormancy

I bought a Catasetum macroglossum last fall from Ecuagenera. It has 4 large pseudobulbs, but no new growths. It's sitting in a dry pot by a window that gets part shade throughout the day.

Does...
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