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Superglue anyone ?

This is a discussion on Superglue anyone ? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Dorsetman As to wood, the material i find very good - but ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    As to wood, the material i find very good - but of course as an English native bush it may not be found everywhere -is gorse. A prickly bush in the pea and bean family. It grows on the moors and heathlands here, which often burn in dry summers . Usually the thicker branches , up to say 4 cm diameter or perhaps a bit bigger, remain. They are very hard and I have to use a power tool to saw them, so will probably last very well.
    I can't resist - a power tool????? Surely a gentleman who walks 9 miles in the rain and suffers through treadmill workouts can lop off a l'il ole gorse branch with a handsaw??

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    OK, so here's what I did. First pic shows 5 little phallie plantlets, maybe dug-ups out of a large compot. I have arranged them on a light box with scales to right and left showing inches and centimetres.
    Then my prepared mounts, with the glue I am using. One designed for home maintenance, DIY etc - I chose it because it was marked "solvent free" . If they took US Dollars ( its pounds sterling around here) it would have been less than 5 , and it will last for years...
    Then I tried a plant on a mount, remembered where it sat nicely, put a couple of beads of adhesive on - third pic, then put the plant back and gently pressed it in place. I shall leave until tomorrow, then hang up and start spraying.

    We'll see....

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    Geoff - looking good! On a side topic - I noticed a couple of your phals had leaves with what looks like fairly perfect circular holes in them. I have a phal. violacea that has a leaf with a hole in the center of it - no sign of damage or disease around the edges - almost as if it had had the hole made with a hole-puncher. Any thoughts about what could cause it? The hole in mine is about 1 cm. in diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Geoff - looking good! On a side topic - I noticed a couple of your phals had leaves with what looks like fairly perfect circular holes in them. I have a phal. violacea that has a leaf with a hole in the center of it - no sign of damage or disease around the edges - almost as if it had had the hole made with a hole-puncher. Any thoughts about what could cause it? The hole in mine is about 1 cm. in diameter.
    No idea, since the plants arrived 2 hours ago! These holes are quite small, 3 or 4 mm, so I am not too worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    No idea, since the plants arrived 2 hours ago! These holes are quite small, 3 or 4 mm, so I am not too worried.
    My goodness - have they recovered from jetlag yet? Seriously, though, should you develop any theories, I'd be interested - the hole in mine is more perplexing than worrisome. Always up for a good mystery!

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