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An idea for a database

This is a discussion on An idea for a database within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi Senior members i was wondering if it's poss to make a data base for ...

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    Hi Senior members
    i was wondering if it's poss to make a data base for orchid disease and pests.
    for example one of my orchids had his leaves getting limp and wrinkled i was googleing the net for pictures of leaves that look the same like my orchid so i can relate to the cause of it, at the end i found what i was looking for but it was only after i touched the leaves and tried to find a discription for that filling the leaves has the feeling of leather and they looked like our fingers after a long bath.
    than i read that there are 2 reasons for that: extreme cold or dead roots since i deprived the cold issue i took the orchid from his pot and examend his roots only to discover they are dead.
    so what i'm sugesting is to build a data base with photos and the reasons for that specific condition and also a detail description of what we see and what we feel when we touch the plant, it will help a great deal for beginner growers if they can identify properly the symptoms much like a doctor diagnose his patient.

    what do you think about this idea of mine?

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    There is something similar to it already...you just have to be a member. The one i'm familiar with is through the AOS website. They also have calendars to tell you when to change up fertilizers and watering for certain types. I agree though; it would be nice if it was available in this sort of format as well.

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    We have lots of space, Gidi. Any member is welcome to post an article with photos in our orchid article library. This sounds like a great idea. There are also many posts on here with photos and descriptions along with solutions on how to correct the issues.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Hi, I agree about a database.I had the same problem with a Cat. I found this site in my search and found the information I needed. I have now revived four plants by following the advise that I found here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidvalley View Post
    I had the same problem with a Cat. I found this site in my search and found the information I needed. I have now revived four plants by following the advise that I found here.
    That is great!

    Cheers,
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    A database could be useful, but I would prefer to ask the members of this forum. You just can't beat that personal touch.

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    but you can enjoy both world, you can check the database for a quick and easy info and also post question for addtional info.

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