Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14
Like Tree10Likes

Birds!

This is a discussion on Birds! within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I had the same problem with a chickadee pecking holes in the bulbs of my ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    gardenguysorchids's Avatar
    gardenguysorchids is offline Don't be afraid to color outside the lines
    Real Name
    Bill
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphs, Oncidium,and Catts
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    3,526
    Member's Country Flag
    Recipes
    2

    Default

    I had the same problem with a chickadee pecking holes in the bulbs of my medusa. I did the cd thing and it worked. Love the chickadees too much to do anything really drastic. It didn't seem to hurt the bulb. Leaf is doing well. I do make sure the hole gets sprayed with fungicide and insecticide as a precaution. May try putting a little spackling or wood putty on a tooth pic and filling in the hole.

  2. #12
    cakedaddy's Avatar
    cakedaddy is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    jason
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    2,021

    Default

    The little @$$holes have finally left my deck. I love them very much. They are so much fun to watch so I hate that I can't feed them. The plants are doing fine...I used sulphur on their wounds. The damage may actually have done some good for my Bulb. frostii. The new growth that had its tip lopped off is still growing AND I'm getting a second new growth from an older PB! Maybe stress response, maybe coincidence. I don't care! I'm happy with it.
    Posted via Mobile Device

  3. #13
    coeruleo's Avatar
    coeruleo is offline Night Bloomer
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vanda
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    1,302

    Default

    i hear the cd thing also works with elephants. in case anyone is having an elephant problem in their shadehouse.

  4. #14
    cakedaddy's Avatar
    cakedaddy is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    jason
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    2,021

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    i hear the cd thing also works with elephants. in case anyone is having an elephant problem in their shadehouse.
    OMG! I'm bout to wet my pants!Posted via Mobile Device

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. this is for the birds
    By pavel in forum A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants...
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: June 28th, 2009, 01:41 PM
  2. Birds
    By jtlqh in forum A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants...
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: August 7th, 2007, 06:06 PM
  3. Some of my birds
    By lienluu in forum Eye Candy
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: January 18th, 2007, 11:46 AM
  4. Orchids are for the birds!
    By prem in forum Photography Archive 1
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: July 22nd, 2004, 06:50 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.