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Thread: Orchids growing on human skulls!

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    Heres an interesting peice of trivia... In the early days when orcid cultivation was still in its infacy, a firm impoted one growing on a human skull. Everyone freaked out becase they thought they were growing man eating parasites!

    Ive heard of growers that graft orchids to skulls just for fun! does anyone have any reports of this? Or even better, PICS!?

    How would one graft tose thick unflexible roots on anyway?

    plus, if any of you want to try it, you can buy plenty of human and animal skulls on: http://www.skullsunlimited.com/

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    It is not grafting. You would simply secure the orchid to the skull and the newly produced roots would secure themselves just as they would to a tree or rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (tyrel @ Aug. 12 2005,11:26)]Heres an interesting peice of trivia... In the early days when orcid cultivation was still in its infacy, a firm impoted one growing on a human skull. Everyone freaked out becase they thought they were growing man eating parasites!

    Ive heard of growers that graft orchids to skulls just for fun! does anyone have any reports of this? Or even better, PICS!?

    How would one graft tose thick unflexible roots on anyway?

    plus, if any of you want to try it, you can buy plenty of human and animal skulls on: http://www.skullsunlimited.com/

    -tyrel-
    Actually, the orchids(which were Dendrobiums) were found growing on graves in far east asia, the explorers then asked the natives there if they could take the orchids there, they said yes as long as they dont remove the orchids from the skulls and bones and as long as they take 2 golden idols witht hem on their way back to england ot protect the spirits of the skulls and bones
    They arrived in England safely and the whole lot was sold in an auction for a large amount of money

    And to the grafting, the anwser is simple: you cant
    You just have to tie the orchid on with some string and wait untill it lets out roots into the skull/ These new roots will stick onto the skull and you will have your orchid growing on a skull [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    yeah, i geuss grafting wasent the right word to use. that interesting stuff though! Id love to see some pictures.

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    hmm theres an idea for a conversation piece.........i may have to try that, plenty of cow and deer skulls out here on the plains. would you be satisfied with an elk antler? i found a shed last hunting season that i havent figured out what to do with. not sure if i have room though as its a lil over 3 feet long
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    that would be awesome! you could just set it on the coffee table.

    it's like death and life rolled into one.

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    I may try this
    \"There is nothing here of interest to any nation, as a matter of fact there is nothing here but humans!\"

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (superimposedhope @ Aug. 14 2005,10:55)]I may try this
    yay! make sure to show us!

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