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Old 02-05-2008, 10:50 PM
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...what would it be? And why? I have an urge to order some more orchidspecies... :roll:
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----This was on the orchard board forum this may help----------------------------------------------------------------------------

For those interested I emailed Andy's Orchids about what orchids they would suggest for a PDF viv and here was their response:

Hello Randal,

Sorry for the extremely long delay in responding, but we have recently finished our spring shows, and are now trying to get caught up with my e-mail back log. Following is a listing of orchids that Andy feels will do well under the conditions you state. I hope this list helps. You should be able to find all of these on our website. If you have any further questions please let us know, and I promise I will get back to you quickly. Thank you for your interest in Andy's Orchids.

Orchids Listing for Dart Frog Vivarium 80+Degrees & Very Humid



Pleurothallis grobyi

Ludisia discolor

Malaxis species N. G.

Malaxis species Thailand

Masdevallia wendlandiana

Maxillaria uncata

Bulbophyllum alagense both forms

Pleurothallis tribulariodes

Haraella odorata

Vanilla planifolia

Trichoglottis triflora

Cirrhopetalum curtsii

Dendrobium abberans

Nephelaphyllum all species

Masdevallia floribunda

Dendrobium atroviolaceum "pigmy type"

Pleurothallis allanii

Sincerely,

Harry Phillips

Andy's Orchids Inc.'

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orchid board not the ochard board, sorry
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Thanks, Andy's orchids is my favourite site orchid-wise. I'll check out his suggestions.
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Restrepia brachypus

Plant looks amazing and the flower even more so.
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Smaller Bulbo sp are awesome. B. alagense (both forms), B. monoliforme and B. lipidum are 3 that are nice.

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One of my favorite orchids (in my viv) was recommended to me by Andy's Orchids; Psygmorchis (Oncidium) pusilla. It has been doing well for several months now... Flowered regularly until I pollinated the plants, but that was fun too.

The leaves are about two-three inches long, flower is about and inch.




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Where do I find one of those Psygmorchis pusilla? I've been looking online for a while, no luck. PM me if you can't post it.
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Where do I find one of those Psygmorchis pusilla? I've been looking online for a while, no luck. PM me if you can't post it.
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Restrepia brachypus

Plant looks amazing and the flower even more so.
That plant looks great indeed but temp requirements are cool/intermediate. Is that the way you grow them?
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Min grows well in the tank, but I have not had it too long. Time will tell. But it did flower, so I think it likes it. My tank is not too warm thou, 70's to mid 60's at night.
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I've had Restrepia brachypus in tanks for over two years and they grow better there than in the greenhouse.

Macodes petola is an all time tank favorite for me. In every tank.
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Where do I find one of those Psygmorchis pusilla? I've been looking online for a while, no luck.
Kevin,

You could try calling Andy's Orchids to see if they have any ready to sell. If they don't, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate should have some. Hope you find it!

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