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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; Eight uses of chopsticks for the keen orchidist (is that a legal word??) 1. Use ...

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    Default 8 Uses of chopsticks

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

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    LOL, at first I thought this was a big joke but then, I started going.. hmm, yeah I can do that, that's a great idea

    Love number 8 especially!

    Cheers
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    Really great ideas. I like the matix type thingy basket.

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    Good ideas ! Thanks ! Gin

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    Default You forgot the 9th one

    I have one more... I use them to pick out baby plantlets from a flask instead of breaking it apart. Saves me a bundle on (erlynmeyer) flasks or however you spell it ..

    Now we just need one more use for our "chopstick ten commandments"

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    Number 5 the board is called peg board.

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    Good ideas! Thanks...very interesting. The trellis idea is nice, never thought of it.

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    Take to an orhid show to poke the person in the ribs that is reaching for the same plant you want G

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    Love the trellis idea.

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    Default versatile little things aren't they

    The trellis idea is one I haven't done before. I like that one.
    I've been using them to manipulate media for a few years now.

    On a non-orchid note ... they are also handy for removing the dead crushed insect carcasses from my tarantulas' domacile as well as 'waste' material from my leopard gecko

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