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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (dlybrand @ Feb. 17 2006,6:47)]I've got some questions about growing edwardsiana. Hopefully those of you who grow plants with similar needs (burbigeae, villosa, lowii) can tell me something. I know from what the vendor told me that these plants need 50-55F temps every night and I'm guessing they'd need around 70 during the day? The one thing I can't find for most plants is a soil recipe. Only a few species have detailed information on specific soils they like. I know edwardsiana needs it to be very pure in terms of salts and minerals, but what else? Anybody know something that works for most Kinabalu species?

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    ill just probably just use 50/50 sphagnum moss and coconut husk... like i do with all the neps i have...
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    Wow, this conversation surely took a bizzare turn!

    First, no matter what you "feel" you CAN NOT deny a sale to someone if they have the money in hand and you have the product. Maybe it's not a moral thing to do by some standards but it is the same as not selling someone the plant because they're black. It's discrimination (in this discussion it equates to age discrimination) and it's illegal. Anyway, the original point of the post was to find out if these plants are legal so I went ahead and spoke with the source and told him while we are all thrilled with the possibility of obtaining this grail species we had some concerns about the accusition or lineage of these seedlings. I think it was certainly only prudent that I posted his reply since people were talking of turning this poor fellow in, if you know ANYTHING about the orchid business you know whether the rumor is true or not you will be shut down with senseless accusations being thrown around. I wanted it to be public that this guy was not dropping out of a helicopter at night in combat gear and stealing edwardsiana seed pods as seemed to be inffered back on the first few pages. As far as charging for them, he spent 3 years of his life nursing these things so a few of us lunatics could spend a few days pay on them. I'm surprised they aren't far more expensive, in my oppinion he IS giving them away at these price. And yeah, he is/did monitor this thread...

    Anyway, DLYBRAND I grow my highlanders (rajah, hamata, macrohylla, burbidgeae x edwardsiana among them) in a blend of medium grade orchid bark, shredded sphagnum and large charcoal chips. Basically it's an orchid mix I use for my Dracula species with a tad more spahgnum (perhaps 30% LFS).
    This mix put into a plastic net pot or wooden basket is a chunky fast draining yet moisture holding and oxygen rich compost for my highland chamber which ranges 45*F -60*F year round nights and 70-85*F days year round and 75-85% RH with fresh moving air 24/7. Basically it's an enclosed electric greenhouse in my bedroom. It's been up and running since Jan 2002 and yes, hamata and rajah were my first highlanders to move in there... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]First, no matter what you "feel" you CAN NOT deny a sale to someone if they have the money in hand and you have the product.
    Sure you can. If I had my only seed grown plant of N. villosa left, I have my right as a vendor to declare that private property do I not?

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    i wish i had more room in my bathroom, at night its the coldest room in the house, 50 is normal in the winter thanks to an usually open window with a fan going.
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    most any seller has the right to refuse service to anyone they care to. granted its usually not a good i dea to be doing racial profiling but even this can be legally done in most private buisnesses
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    How do you regulate temps? My tank drops reasonably low just by using the ballast outside the fixtures rather than inside. BTW, I've heard about charcoal chips a lot. Are 'Lowe's quality' chips good enough? Thanks. I assume that would help take out impurities in the soil.

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    Charcoal is usually not necessary for soil freshening if you use good quality water. However, most use it for an aerator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Sure you can. If I had my only seed grown plant of N. villosa left, I have my right as a vendor to declare that private property do I not?
    If it is private property than it is not for sale and should not have a price tag attached to it/put up for sale.

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