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Ascocentrum aurantiacum, Aerides quiquevulnera

This is a discussion on Ascocentrum aurantiacum, Aerides quiquevulnera within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; hmm nice tip there Uly, thanks I might as well give it a try... I ...

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    hmm nice tip there Uly, thanks I might as well give it a try... I found 3 hives in my garden... in this location (wifes garden) I found the biggest one at about half the size of my fist, located under the leaves probably for protection from the rains... then another one at my main grow area and another one under my amarylis. I think the hose thing is the better solution as I dont smoke.

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    Nice growing Randy! Beautiful, healthy orchids.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by delphiguy View Post
    I think the hose thing is the better solution as I dont smoke.
    Randy I would go for the smoke thing as smoke is a better repellant for those kind of insects. Also, smoke will also numb them and make them less aggressive (somewhat like the effect on a bee hive) and is far effective in driving them away. Spraying water will just further agitate them and they do not easily leave their nest. You don't have to use a cigarette .... you could always make some sort of a smoke generator using charcoal, an old can and some semi-dry twigs or dried grass/leaves. You know .... just like what people do when smoking up the mango trees to encourage it to bloom when they pile the old dead leaves and ignite it?

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    Randy, I believe your 'wasp' is actually a carpenter bee (Xylocopa). They are known pollinators of Aerides and Cymbidium species, and they bore holes on old branches and mounts.

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    Can't you cut the driftwood in two so you can separate the 2 species? For the wasps try "mosquito coils" (and run!) or common flying insect spray (again run!).
    Jose

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManilaByNight View Post
    Randy I would go for the smoke thing as smoke is a better repellant for those kind of insects. Also, smoke will also numb them and make them less aggressive (somewhat like the effect on a bee hive) and is far effective in driving them away. Spraying water will just further agitate them and they do not easily leave their nest. You don't have to use a cigarette .... you could always make some sort of a smoke generator using charcoal, an old can and some semi-dry twigs or dried grass/leaves. You know .... just like what people do when smoking up the mango trees to encourage it to bloom when they pile the old dead leaves and ignite it?
    Jojo, thanks for the tip, I'll just use charcoal placed in a pan and burn it... that'll generate lots of smoke. However I'll have to wait till the rain stops to do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. suarez View Post
    Randy, I believe your 'wasp' is actually a carpenter bee (Xylocopa). They are known pollinators of Aerides and Cymbidium species, and they bore holes on old branches and mounts.
    Wally, I googled for carpenter bee and it does not fit my wasp... tho I believe I have those as well as I can see some holes in one of my mounts. Ill try to photograph one when I see one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose R. Nieves View Post
    Can't you cut the driftwood in two so you can separate the 2 species? For the wasps try "mosquito coils" (and run!) or common flying insect spray (again run!).
    Jose
    Well I could cut the driftwood into parts but then again where would I place it? as I am running out of space.. also the roots have spread thru the whole mount so root damage is hard to
    avoid. As for mosquito coils, thats another option.

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    Mabuhay!

    But whenever i see hives of those in the garden, i just let them be. Because sooner or later they'll just leave the nest for some reason. I love wasps, centipedes, scorpions and occasional snakes. So, i always make sure that i'm always extra, super careful whenever i would go up the tree or turn a stone or old piles of woods in the garden to avoid getting a bite from them or killing them.

    Godbless

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    First off, your Ascocentrum and Aerides are great! Those colors are so bright and vivid. Second, I have been stung by wasps and though i had minimum swelling, those stings hurt. Good luck in getting rid of just the wasps Randy. AL

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