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Preparing mount materiel

This is a discussion on Preparing mount materiel within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I am planning on using a piece of fir bark from my firewood pile to ...

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    Default Preparing mount materiel

    I am planning on using a piece of fir bark from my firewood pile to mount with and am wondering what sort of preperations I need to take. Do I need to spray it with a pesticide or fungicide first or ??? Thanks


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    Travis, if the piece isn't too big, many people just boil the wood or cork for about fifteen minutes to get rid of any pests / diseases. That has a far greater likelihood of killing the nasties on the inisde that a spray may not reach.

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