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Hey bud, i love that orchid. I am thinking of putting an orchid in my tank. Can you give a size comparison picture (like with a quarter next to the plant)? That would be awesome, as I'm working with a 10g vert here. Thanks!
 

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Hey bud, i love that orchid. I am thinking of putting an orchid in my tank. Can you give a size comparison picture (like with a quarter next to the plant)? That would be awesome, as I'm working with a 10g vert here. Thanks!
I can tell you that the bloom is about 2 cm tip-to-tip. It would definitely fit in a 10g vert. The whole plant is about 3" across with 1-2" leaves.
 

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Did we all get the same plants from Andy at the same time? LOL I'll photo mine when I get to the greenhouse. I think it opened today.
 

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Did we all get the same plants from Andy at the same time? LOL I'll photo mine when I get to the greenhouse. I think it opened today.
hahah must have (this one got center stage in my viv), i have two other orchids from them that just pushed up spikes, should have blooms coming in a few more weeks on them:D

Mike, it looks like youve got your viv a little on the drier side compared to me, inflight what does your moss look like around the base? do you dry it out a bit? mine stay pretty moist with all the moss wrapped up on it.

(note to self pull the fuzz off of the orchid!)
 

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Can we get an FTS and some more info on how you are keeping these, ie temps, humidity levels etc.
 

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Yep I think we got the same package ;-)

My viv is pretty wet, but not soaking. I let things dry off a bit before watering it again. I spray a couple times a day usually morning and night.

My temps are ~68-78 night-day. My humidity gauge (exoterra digital) doesnt work worth a crap and it said the humidity was 50% when the glass is all fogged up and moist jungle air hits me when I open the tank. I'd say the humidity is probably ~90%.

They are under dual 18w t5ho 6000k bulbs for a total of 36w or 1.2wpg
 

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I don't know why but most of my masdie type orchids shrivel up on me. I think I'm keeping them too warm.
 

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most of the masdies you have hate temps over 78 Ryan, and they REALLY don't like stagnant air. My offer stands to split my M. herradurae next time I see you so you can have a really viv friendly masdie
 

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most of the masdies you have hate temps over 78 Ryan, and they REALLY don't like stagnant air. My offer stands to split my M. herradurae next time I see you so you can have a really viv friendly masdie
You busy this weekend?

What are the temps in your tank?
No idea Mike I have zoomed digital deal and like yours they're garbage.
 

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Mine is in a humid greenhouse. I water it about every other day, give or take. I haven't had it very long but I am confident it will do well. Temperature ranges from around 60min and up to 85 max but not for long periods, yet.
Photo's to come...
 

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draculas do better than masdies in stagnant air situations in my experience. Im workng all weekend Ryan, just lke every weekend. :( I need a day off, but I might have a weekday off next week sometime, and Im not working this friday. Im out of chem lab at 4, could grab you and head to the UW greenhouse
 

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draculas do better than masdies in stagnant air situations in my experience. Im workng all weekend Ryan, just lke every weekend. :( I need a day off, but I might have a weekday off next week sometime, and Im not working this friday. Im out of chem lab at 4, could grab you and head to the UW greenhouse
I work during the weekdays until 4:30 broski. My only time off is the weekends. Although I may be quiting my job soon and going to another property. I may be able to tell them I'll give my current place 2 weeks and take a 14 day vacation. Weird, I always thought draculas were masdies.
 

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closely related, but not the same. I think Christina Hanson has the same experience with Draculas vs. Masdies in stagnant air sitations
 

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I work during the weekdays until 4:30 broski. My only time off is the weekends. Although I may be quiting my job soon and going to another property. I may be able to tell them I'll give my current place 2 weeks and take a 14 day vacation. Weird, I always thought draculas were masdies.
Draculas and masdies are both part of the Pleurothallis Alliance
 
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