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Which Milts do I buy?

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    Default Which Milts do I buy?

    I'm going to order some this week. I think I'm going to limit myself to three. Which one is your favorite?

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    I like #2, but #1 is very cool also.....

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    Another question I should have asked is - What do you look for in a Milt flower? I think the shape, form, and coloration just varies so much. Is there some kind of standard out there by which everything is judged good or bad?

    I know that's kind of a loaded question, but I guess I'm just curious. So far in my pursuit of orchids I haven't really given all that stuff much weight when it comes to me liking something or not. I just pick what kind of pushes my buttons.

    Inquiring mind wants to know.

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    Like Forrest, I look for fragrance first, then decide if I like the flower's looks.

    But based on looks alone, I like #1. The shape is very beautiful and I like the crisp edges rather than the kind of blase round tips on the others.

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    I like #1 and #2 most, but I raised the same question recently - what is good form for a milt? Flat or concave? Mine was a beauty, but the flower was in no way flat.

    Anyone know the judging criteria?

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    I've heard via the grapevine that flat vs. concave can be an environmental thing. Humidity comes to mind, but I'm not sure. I think flat is preferred.

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    Help then! How do conditions effect form in Milts????

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    Not basic genetic form, but whether or not the flower opens flat or concave. I think someone told me that if the humidity isn't high enough you have a greater chance of the flower opening concave.

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    Humidity has much to do with Milt flower shape. When looking at a Milt you want nice size sepals and petals. There should not be such a gap between them like in the 4th pic. That flower is absolutely horrible. I think for structure and if I had to Judge, #2 has the best Form.

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