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Cork board

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by DaveH_SF, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. DaveH_SF

    DaveH_SF Member

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    I was recently given a large cork board, and am wondering if it's suitable for mounting orchids. I've used cork slabs many times, but wonder if the board will stay intact long term - i.e., will the adhesive that holds the bits together stand up to frequently being wet. Has anyone used this before?
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  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Nope. Don't do it. You will be sorry soon enough.
     
  3. RustyExotics

    RustyExotics Nicholas - It's a terrestrial thing

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    I've seen people use it, I've purchased plants mounted on it before, and I hate it... I agree with Ray: I wouldn't personally use it.
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    I think Popow uses it for some mounted plants. Also a Japanese vendor (CyberWildOrchidMart) has switched to something called Charred Cork since it is more economical than tree fern slabs. They import lots of exotic orchids, and have been successful with many tricky species. I'm not sure if Dave's is "Charred" cork or glued cork. With Charred cork, they don't use any adhesives, and heating process glue them together. It is marketed for home insulation. It is supposed to last for a long time. I have one from Popow for 3 years, and I don't see any problem with their cork (the plant on this post uses it). I'd love to know if there is a source of this kind of cork in the US.