Flask babies update

uk_kull-0Flask babies: Cattleya schilleriana, Dendrobium cyanocentrum, Paphiopedilum bellatulum, Phalaenopsis amboinensisTime for another update on the flask baby project. Yesterday was a big day! The first few teenagers got to move out of the community pots and into a little pot of their own today. 🙂 Granted, I still placed them in sphagnum moss and keep them in a […]

Flask baby orchids status report

Orchid flask babiesThe flask baby project is progressing nicely… here you see the Phalaenopsis amboinensis babies.

The UK kids from Equatorial Plants are growing slowly… oh so slowly. For some you can see clear growth, especially Cattleya schilleriana and D. cyanocentrum. Even Paph. bellatulum and Phal. amboinensis (in the picture) are looking good, some are growing faster than others. Promenaea rollinsonii are […]

Minor adjustments

nano-orchidarium - second incarnationI have been debating weather I need to add some ventilation to the nano orchidarium… Most of the time RH is right at 100% and I am afraid I might get a problem with mold in the future. Right now the 80mm fan is set for 12V and is doing a great job, but once I get more orchids […]

By | 2017-10-13T11:26:20+02:00 November 16th, 2008|Categories: Projects|Tags: , |0 Comments

An EPI(c) new plan

So I am a little disappointed over the functionality of the clay pipe actually… In my estimation it did not leech out a whole lot of water for the orchids, and what little did was promptly dried up by the fan. I turned the 80mm computer fan up to 12V since I saw that some mold had started to develop on the backside of the pipe. In any case, it was a fun experiment (thank […]

By | 2017-10-13T11:26:20+02:00 October 29th, 2008|Categories: Projects|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Light trouble oh yeah…

This is kind of funny actually… at least now in retrospect.

The whole orchidarium build has been fairly simple really. But now there is this one teeny tiny detail – the mood light – that is giving us so much trouble and that it is threatening to cost as much as the entire build so far! Well, not quite, but what a headache!!

The first spot we got violently blew up when we hooked it up (in […]

By | 2017-10-13T11:26:20+02:00 October 19th, 2008|Categories: Projects|Tags: , |0 Comments

Day 12: Planning the nano…

Now the fun begins… the planning of the orchidarium. Naturally the size is very limited so I will have to study up on mini orchids. Fun fun.

I was looking at warm growing mini-masdevallias: Masdevallia lata, m. naranjapatae, m. pelecaniceps, m. weberbaueri, m. collina, m. cuprea, . guerrieroi, m. gutierrezii, m. guttulata, m. kuhniorum, m. norae, m. revoluta, m. tubuliflora, m. vieirana…

Or maybe a few of these: Leptotes unicolor, Maxillaria juergensii, Maxillaria variabilis ‘red’, Ornithocephalus manabina, […]

By | 2008-10-16T17:29:49+02:00 October 16th, 2008|Categories: Projects|Tags: , |0 Comments

Day 13: Making the selection

I have – after reading about minis until I am blue in the face – finally made my selection! Orchids and More in Germany had a really good selection and the prices were also much better than some other growers I found. I have just placed an order for the following:

Ascolabium pumilum
Ornithocephalus manabina
Leptotes unicolor
Masdevallia tuerckheimii
Masdevallia guttulata
Masdevallia herradurae
Maxillaria juergensii

Then I […]

By | 2008-10-16T15:38:44+02:00 October 16th, 2008|Categories: Projects|Tags: , |0 Comments

Day 11: The nano-inspired orchidarium is done!!

Ok. Here are a few notes on the build… I have had requests for a detailed outline for how to build this so I hope this will suffice.

All in all… you can buy a beautiful nano vivarium from Dusk, so unless you are pretty dedicated and is willing to put in a lot of hours it would probably be better to go with a premade one. That said, I think my design is really nice, […]

By | 2017-10-13T11:26:20+02:00 October 16th, 2008|Categories: Projects|Tags: , |5 Comments
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