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    I posted this usenet post from firstrays orchids...

    I posted this usenet post from firstrays orchids in the hope others would look at their stand in favor of an importer of endangered CITES protected Phragmipediums which were wild collected. Firstrays...
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    Alright, I apologize for the millions of...

    Alright, I apologize for the millions of civilians killed comment, that is apparently untrue.

    But that doesn't make the war any more just.
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    Rattler, Bush has cut military benefits. He has...

    Rattler, Bush has cut military benefits. He has cut combat pay, and he has cut benefits to families of disabled veterans.


    As for going if there is a draft, I would rather die than fight for a...
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    I am voting for Kerry. I've always been a...

    I am voting for Kerry. I've always been a Democrat, though, to be honest, I dislike Kerry more than any Democratic nominee I remember. He's got a great environmental record. And Edwards was a good...
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    Those are some kind of Papiopedilum or...

    Those are some kind of Papiopedilum or Phragmipedium (two different, but related, genus). The first one is a novelty vinicolor (one color) hybrid of some sort, probably has some P. callosum in the...
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    Oak Hills orchids is by far the nicest I've...

    Oak Hills orchids is by far the nicest I've visited in person. Six greenhouses, filled with orchids (many not even listed on their website). The Paph and Phrag sections are amazing.

    Rock Cut park...
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    I don't grow any of those, but have seen them at...

    I don't grow any of those, but have seen them at Oak Hill (www.oakhillgardens.com). They seem reasonably healthy (I was there yesterday... didn't look at the vanilla, but saw a few leafless orchids,...
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    I spent the 4th with my girlfriend, reading up on...

    I spent the 4th with my girlfriend, reading up on recently purchased orchids, walking the dog (and seeing an indigo bunting!) and eventually going to see farenheit 9/11.

    Has anyone else here seen...
  9. I'm in favor of decriminalizing it. It'd...

    I'm in favor of decriminalizing it. It'd certainly free up money to fight against drugs that are more dangerous. As well as put some drug dealers out of business. I don't use it, and I don't think...
  10. They're a good bunch in the orchid forum there....

    They're a good bunch in the orchid forum there.
    Some really nice people.

    Also a few that wild collect. Watch anyone trading native orchids or sundews carefully before trading with them, please.
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    www.kartuz.com has quite a few passifloras, and...

    www.kartuz.com has quite a few passifloras, and tells which species need to be crosspolinated with another clone to produce fruit. I would imagine SnowyFalcon must have one of the ones needing...
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    I had a biology teacher in high school that was...

    I had a biology teacher in high school that was very interesting. Oddly enough, I found out after high school that he takes a couple trips a year to a local CP bog:) I also had some really good...
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    I had three worth nominating for this... ...

    I had three worth nominating for this...

    seventh grade music class. I knew her from outside of school, she was a nut who chased people, including my grandmother, off the sidewalk in front of her...
  14. They could be the newly hatched caterpillars of...

    They could be the newly hatched caterpillars of silkworm moths (luna, polyphemus, or cecropia are all common in the U.S. and Canada). This would be the time of year the eggs are laid, and the...
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    I disagree. Look at the privatization of...

    I disagree. Look at the privatization of electricity in California.
    Prices went up, and suddenly, because of not making improvements with the extra money, they weren't able to make enough...
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    Thanks for the brood map, Scotty. I'm in the...

    Thanks for the brood map, Scotty.

    I'm in the range of the next brood, 3 years from now.

    For those interested, there are 4 species of 17 year cicadas mainly in the northern and central U.S., and...
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    All I have to say is, despite supporting the...

    All I have to say is, despite supporting the Green Party in most elections, I am voting for Kerry, as is my girlfriend. We are planning on volunteering for his campaign, despite the fact that we both...
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    as soon as I posted that, I realized I forgot to...

    as soon as I posted that, I realized I forgot to mention, I am talking about the legality of it. Not encouraging it. It's really not a good idea. I'm just trying to explain the laws after the comment...
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    "Well you cant just go outside and pick up a...

    "Well you cant just go outside and pick up a squirrle and keep it as a pet, nor a wild bird. You cant go collecting snakes from your backyard and put them in a terrarium. What makes anphibians so...
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    I agree with herenorthere, it's not as hard as it...

    I agree with herenorthere, it's not as hard as it sounds, so long as you find decent directions. I've had good results most times I have tried.

    One thing to check is the shape of the flasks. Some...
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    If it's a species, aucampiae is as good a guess...

    If it's a species, aucampiae is as good a guess as any. But, lithops in cultivation can't really be identified, given hybridization, and variation within species. Flower color would be important to...
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    www.troymeyers.com has some good info on...

    www.troymeyers.com has some good info on pollinating. Basically, you have to transefer the pollinia (it's saclike, and doesn't brsh off like on most plants) to the anther (under the anther cap). I'd...
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    Well, if you're lucky, maybe 'Hirst' will turn...

    Well, if you're lucky, maybe 'Hirst' will turn out as an abbreviation for hirsutissimum.

    I'm awaiting my first Paph blooms as well (though it looks like my Phrag longifolium will open even before...
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    Well, I've talked to someone on another forum who...

    Well, I've talked to someone on another forum who knows the guy. Supposedly, it is legitimate, and they are working on tissue culturing more of them from the salvaged plants.
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    Well, I've talked to someone on another forum who...

    Well, I've talked to someone on another forum who knows the guy. Supposedly, it is legitimate, and they are working on tissue culturing more of them from the salvaged plants.
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