Re: Question about masdevallia
I've had the best luck searching DB for 'masdevallia' and then reading about the viv that actually grows whatever species your search turns up. Most orchids -- Masdies included -- are not going to be 'plant and forget' subjects, but will take some fine tuning of water and ventilation, and reading extensive accounts of vivs that are suitable is beneficial.
Good luck, and welcome!
I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd.