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This is a TEST

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    Here is a test for all to take. I don't know the correct answer...'cause if I did, I wouldn't be asking this test question :scratchhead: :hmm

    BikerDoc has several paphs and phrags in his GH. He has many more phals than paphs and phrags, but far less cym, and catts....oh and dogs. There are some other things growing in the GH like milt, and lycaste and den...and stuff. As the temperature in the GH goes up should he

    a) Make sure the humidity goes up accordingly until the inside of the GH feels like a Brazilian rain forest

    b) Allow the humidty to fall sometimes as low as 30% because the exhaust fan is sucking everything out

    c) None of the above. He should return to his comfy lounge chair in the shade of his 150 year old oak tree and continue enjoying the birds and squirrels frolick in the backyard as he consumes another cerveza

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    The cerveza is a must, no matter what the other choices!
    Don't Milts prefer cooler growing? (Or am I confusing Miltasia for Miltoniopsis?). The higher humidity would be a good thing, but you may want to think about a swamp cooler. It can get so warm and still in the summer!

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    Stand in the green house while using a fan over a tub of ice cubes with the cervesa in the other hand
    get a mist hose to use under benchs while running a fan through the mist . If u get the humidity to high and hot = fungus . To low and dry = mites .. gin

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    I say, luck you... a greenhouse, a beer, and a 150 year old oak tree!!!

    Also, I think hot, humid AND a FAN! and another cerveza... hard work trying to work this one out and every drop of ale helps!

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    During the summer, you could move the cyms, catts and dens under the shade of the oak. And then set up the GH to house the paphs & phrags.

    In the winter, everything goes back into the GH for frost protection.

    In my own growing area, the cymbidiums absolutely hate my greenhouse conditions in summer (hot & humid) and end up with rotten new growths. They only go into the GH during the winter.

    Cerveza is always a must - no matter where you decide to place the orchids and whatever season it is

    I have always been tempted to get cool growers, but I have accepted the fact that cool and warm growing orchids cannot mix well in my warm-oriented GH.

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    doc. Enjoy the cerveza and the Oak. The orchids will take care of themselves. I like John's idea of moving the cyms, catts, and dends outside for the summer and running you GH a bit cooler for the paphs, phrags, phals, et cetera.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks to all for participation in this test...stay tuned for the next test... not sure when this will happen, since I have to recover from my alcoholic condition...could somebody help me get up from this chair...it seems I'm stuck My aim is to leave no orchid grower behind with their education

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