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8 Uses of chopsticks

This is a discussion on 8 Uses of chopsticks within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Pavel - the bit about the non-orchid uses..... Eeeeeeewwwww...

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    Pavel - the bit about the non-orchid uses..... Eeeeeeewwwww

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    Pavel, post a pic of your spider, please!

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    Ten uses of chopsticks for the keen orchidist (is that a legal word??)

    1. Use them for stakes for small plants and spikes

    2. A cheap albeit dodgy way of labeling your plants. Use the square ones. Or even better, glue a piece of wood or plastic on horizontally and you have a pretty label that you don't have to tilt your head to read.

    3. Keep a wooden one shoved in your pots, and remove to see how moist it is inside.

    4. Glue a few of them together to form a trellis, on which you mount epiphytes. Looks cooler that a piece of wood

    5. Get hold of some board, plastic or metal that has regularly space holes in it, like the ones they use for making tool racks (don't ask me what it's called, I have no idea). Cut out two even sized pieces, and shove chopsticks through the hole, creating a maze between. Plant orchid in "mazey" space. Orchid need more room or repotting? Slide pieces apart.
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    6. Use them when repotting to pry out bits that you just can't reach with your grubby little paws. Works amazingly well will sphag.

    7. Use them to shove potting material into the roots when repotting, also works brilliantly with sphag. One of the bonsai people's most guarded secrets.

    8. Use them to dig out seedlings from flasks. They're easier to handle

    9. Use them to make holes in the potting medium for seedlings just out of flask, much like any other seedlings.

    10. Lastly, to gobble up hot, steamy takeaway chinese food after a looong day's repotting, phew!

    And there you have it, your "Chopsticks ten commandments"

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    Quote Originally Posted by scopinox
    Pavel, post a pic of your spider, please!
    By your command...
    Hairyet -- chilean rose hair right after molt [old exoskeleton lying next to her]


    Bubba -- Mexican red knee


    Not a tarantula but
    Winston -- Emperor Scorpion

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    Pavel, I love Hairyet as a name, but think the Mexican orange knees is the coolest. I like tarantulas, we have a mild variety that lives in the hills around here - a small dark one. But the scorpion - Ugh! I had a nasty run in with a scorpion in Honduras (it had me cornered, in the shower! Nekked - me and the scorpion) Nasty black one.

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    I almost refused to move to key west because of scorpians, I don't think I could deal with scorpians and terantulas...

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    umm, well I'm gonna be the nasty one that says

    YIKES!!!

    I so cannot stand spiders nor scorpions.. they all look too icky.. better there than here I guess...

    course apparently we have some of the deadliest spiders in the world, ie Red Back Spider, etc etc (I'm choosing not to remember 'em)

    ok ok u can throw them tomatoes now

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    Love the spiders. The scopion looks too much like a grub to be admired by me, but hell, if I met it in dark alley, I would scream like a little girl.

    Ordinarily, I'm not afraid of spiders that i can identify, such a daddly long legs, but certain ones such as a black widow, which is indigenous to SA, make me scared. Very scared.

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    Wow, I love the spiders! Great names too. Thanks for posting them.

    ME

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    Wow, neat photos.

    And I used a chopstick as a tag a couple days ago. Looks nice. I'm using another to test to see if my orchid needs watering.

    Woo, so many uses.

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