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The Angraecoid Alliance Membership -- Your Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by Reyna, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    The contractor is supposed to show up on sunday to 'discuss' and said in a message he left last night that he might be able to get started next week. I refuse to get too excited yet....i'll believe it when it happens.

    Regarding this thread, I was keeping up for a while but it turned into just too much text! I don't have time for that much reading. I'm trying to finish the third 'Game of Thrones' book. ;)

    My thought though was/is... that it seems a bit premature to have all this freaking out and discussion. The proposed alliance only just started. Things of all sorts often take a while to get going and to evolve into their eventual end product. It almost reminds me of the changes to this forum. Remember when it was first sold and everyone freaked out and predicted the inevitable collapse? Seems to be doing ok now.
     
  2. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Floozo. Hope this time is for real. I remember your were tasking about building a gh five years ago at OSF. Good luck with the project.

    About this forum, I am not going to do a comparision but I do hope Brent will make it work. That is all I would say about it for now.
     
  3. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    :)


    I am thrilled you are getting a greenhouse -- in the near future at least. I can't remember -- what size greenhouse did you get?
     
  4. T. migratoris

    T. migratoris Active Member

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    Like I said before ... draw conclusions slowly.
     
  5. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    The contractor came by today for more discussion. He's supposed to call me tomorrow with a new estimate. The size will be roughly 8 x 16 with a tall peak.
     
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    New estimate ... let me guess - price drops with every new estimate, right? I have a contractor just like that.
     
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    I initially was offended and thought I would like no part in this if whay Matthias and Magnus were wanting. Thankfully there was alot to read (on my phone no less as my laptop pooped herself).

    I fit the commercial interest number and consequently the idiot that makes Angraecoid hybrids. Should I have not read the whole of what was meant by idiot hybridizing, I might by wasting my time aring about it now. There is no need cross modesta with articulata or distincta x splendidum. It could result in a renaming of one species where it actually is a primary and the type genome is lost. Making a small population of Eurychone rothschildianum x Angraecum magdalenae I dont think represents that same threat.

    The other concern to entirely abstain from commercial growers our any commerce there of could be quickly slighted by me giving Robin pollina of decaryana to send to Europe for a new blood line right? Its bananas to assume there is no proxy efforts lile this happening.

    The conservation BG are involved in probably has to stay that way, and I do support their manners. However being a poor farmer I can't see past my bills and market demand. If I had another kirkii I would make 300 to sell. On the same term I would send Microcoelia gilpinae seed to Matthais should he have want.

    I dont know how the existing Angraecoid conservation will work with the "home knit" AA, but an intermediary to link the two wouldn't be underhanded would it? An AA member unofficially acts on their behalf to give pollen or seed? It doesn't hurt commercial growers to do this if the BG never, will not ever sell. Licking away their genetics does though. If I could donate my Aerangis decaryana material but not receive any back I continse to hope a selfing works and then distribute poor genetics to the masses. I'd rather release a strong and diverse one.

    Sorry for grammar, phone posting is terrible.