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Hello from Europe the 2nd

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by in-vitro, May 29, 2009.

  1. in-vitro

    in-vitro New Member

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    one European more unexpectedly pops up here. I am rather not totally new to orchids but have to confess I don’t own any in considerable flowering-size anymore. We run an orchid-laboratory for propagation of tropical orchids and some of your community I seem to know.
    We collaborate with Botanical Gardens, are partly involved into some programs re-establishing orchids into their natural habitats again (a lovely aim if there wasn’t the decrease of natural pollinators leading to the result that some efforts turn out to be in vain finally), we are just on the way refunding the first seedlings to a protected area in Cambodia knowing for sure oneself will never enter this territory (re-sending seedlings is always accompanied by mixed emotions waving between pride and uncertainty of these babies´ future), keep up some rescue-projects to ensure some endangered orchids´ existence by increasing a basic-stock of plants which is an exhausting task especially entrusting these seedlings to certain cultivators later on promising they won’t take these species for any silly hybrid-matters and *yes* - before I am faced with this notorious inquiry - we appreciate beer as an ingredient for some replate-media as it works better than adding Vit-B-pills. The ethanol we take for wiping & cleaning the bench before switching on the ventilators cares for a sufficient effect being happy and showing a subtly smile whilst working. I keep that for an essential part of our addiction, too.
    bye from the neck of a bottle
    in-vitro
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to OI. If you like orchids and beer, you should feel quite a home here.
     
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    in-vitro New Member

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    @Marni,
    orchids, beer, Polystachya zambesiaca and piersii & Dendrobium cuthbertsonii ... yes, seems I like them all
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I tend more to wine myself, but the beer drinkers here are pretty serious.
     
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    in-vitro New Member

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    serious - what for a shame - I suppose it depends on the quantity of the medium
     
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    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Greetings Theo!

    I hope you find this forum to be of some help in your efforts and at the least, good for some orchid-based entertainment.

    For those that don't know, Theo/in-vitro has a vast store of knowledge about orchids and a soft spot in his heart for Angs. :clap: He deserves a lot of credit (blame?) for my Ang-addiction. His old posts on the UK forum are some of the best sources of culture info for growing Angraecoids, especially Aerangis, within the net. I am certainly happy to see him here. :D
     
  7. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    Oh, my, mrbreeze. So HE'S the reason for your "problem".:D That's cool. Welcome aboard!
     
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    bla-bla-bla, Master of the Swift Breezes. You twaddled more than my flask could bear, it lift the lid and I feel contaminated now. Will anyone be so kind stopper my bottle again? Tell me what´s the treasure of an Aerangis-collection when there are no pollinia left caring for any successful out-x? Would actually & urgently require pollinia of Aer. selligera, hologlottis and confusa to re-establish a minimum-stock again. But I suppose you can´t help either. "do-it-yourself" - doesn´t work at this genus, moreover my Aerangis are Puritans.


    very likely I am a reason but the problem is the solution went lost.

    Anyone interested in dandelion-seeds?, the harvest here has just begun
     
  9. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    ANGRAECOIDS!
    ~Swoon~
    :)

    Welcome!
    Please post pictures!
     
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    aimg36.imageshack.us_img36_6203_mai2009006.jpg

    not really capturing, I know. If there wasn´t an attractive & colourful fungus from time to time all these flasks looked boringly greenish with anything growing in a mystic black soil. Dendrobium nobile flowered in-flasked this March, weird anyhow upon a cane 4 cm tall. I am sure my career publishing pictures here expired now and no one will ask for more as it looks all the same ... shelves & boards, towers & rows, flat-boxes and medium-ones, protocorms and more protocorms and still more protocorms, seedlings and more seedlings and still more … .
    The orchids we maybe still can call as being our own are parked in a Botanical Institution. We don´t have to care for them anymore, what relieved. For the honourable MB there´s Aerangis appendiculata stored anywhere behind but I fear you can´t figure it out.
     
  11. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    LOL!
    You can never have enough!
    Thanks for the pictures!
     
  12. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    neat
    howdy
     
  13. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    "Would actually & urgently require pollinia of Aer. selligera, hologlottis and confusa to re-establish a minimum-stock again. But I suppose you can´t help either. "

    You've named three that I do not have. :( In fact, I cannot recall ever seeing those for sale in the states. At least not in the past five years or so.

    Maybe someone else grows one or more of them?
     
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    Welcome Theo :D !
     
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    Welcome, in-vitro!