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Driftwood Projects

This is a discussion on Driftwood Projects within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Wow! Great idea! I love the whole concept!...

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    Wow! Great idea! I love the whole concept!

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    These are actually Malaysian river driftwood. Since these are collected directly from riverbeds, its hard for the collectors and vendors to properly identify each individual piece. So they lump the entire lot together as "Malaysian river driftwoods".

    Mangroves are indeed strong lumber, but since they grow mostly along saltwater shallows, they contain too much salt for orchid and freshwater aquarium use.
    There are specific species of orchids that live amongst the live mangrove branches though.

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    I think they are beautiful. And you are an artist. If I had tried that they would never have looked so lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    I think they are beautiful. And you are an artist. If I had tried that they would never have looked so lovely.
    I agree. Your work is that of an artist. IT is the balance and composition of the mounts that make them so beautiful.

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    Indeed. Hence why I commented previously about the catt mounting. I love how that one long leaf seems to be in line with the upper arch of the wood. Almost as if it's mimicking it or trying to hide from something behind it. And the arch on the leaf is graceful, as well.

    Both pieces seem to almost flow in the same direction - left to right as the photo was taken. As if wind or wave swept. Very calming effect. Very harmonized.

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    Wow, how pretty. Those are really well done. Thanx for sharing those pic's.
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    Those are beautiful! It looks like a lot of fun.

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    Wonderful driftwood, just enhanced by the orchids! I'm sure they'll be very happy! Judi

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    My father uses kienhout (in Dutch) for his aquarium. I tried to find what it was in English but all I ended up with was bois flottant in French from a Belgian website and of course bois flottant is translated as driftwood. I know his comes mostly from Sumatra and is very light. He boils and soaks it for a long time, because he doesn't want it to surface in the aquarium, after which it become heavier of course. If you want to hang the mount with the orchid this would be ideal. If you don't want to hang it I suggest using a piece of wood with a bit more weight since the weight of the orchid might topple it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    Thanks Ron.

    The driftwoods were purchased from a pet/reptile store. They are intended for high humidity or complete underwater use. So they are perfect for orchid mounts since they wont rot anytime soon.
    Thanks! I think you just gave me an idea what to do with my Den aggregatum! Now I just have to find some reptile stores nearby!

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