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 18 of 18

New additions to the menagerie

This is a discussion on New additions to the menagerie within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; That Snake is adorable!!! That other thing, oh my Im going to have nightmares for ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    Real Name
    Suzie
    My Grow Area
    On a Windowsill.
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Posts
    36
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    That Snake is adorable!!!
    That other thing, oh my Im going to have nightmares for weeks... good thing its not poisonous or dangerous- it sure looks it ...

  2. #12
    cherublace is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Maria
    My Grow Area
    On a Windowsill.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    don't know yet
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    304
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    the snake is precious!!!

  3. #13
    Orchidzrule's Avatar
    Orchidzrule is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Rob Parsons
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phragmipedium
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
    Posts
    933
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Count me in with the majority of the people responding to this thread. The brown snake is quite cute--fortunately, I do not have the phobia of snakes that seems so prevalent. However, the vinegaroon does scare me.

    Cheers,

    Rob

  4. #14
    pavel's Avatar
    pavel is offline change is the only constant
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    whatever will bloom
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    8,643
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Cool! I an not familiar with vinegaroons..Where are they native to?
    Ron, from what I've read, they're native to the tropics -- throughout Asia and SA. Not found in Australia or Europe, and only one introduced species in Africa.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Paul from reading this post...I am assuming that you are under 30, and single. I may be way off.
    LOL. I am currently single but over 30 (So that puts me in the "venerable" geezer category for single males.)

  5. #15
    Gin's Avatar
    Gin
    Gin is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All types
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    4,831
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Snake is cool, the other one interesting , if it doesn't bite or sting I like it .
    Keep the info. coming ... Gin

  6. #16
    Piper's Avatar
    Piper is offline Hangs
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,068

    Default

    Hey Pavel,

    What does Peanut think about the vinagrunt? The tail doesn't sting? Are those claws pulled in close up front? Are those claws? What's it's habitat and defense? Is it safe because is looks like some scorpian critter in mimickery? Or does it have an adaptive defense? Is the vinegar scent like the formic acid of ants?

    Enquiring wimps want to know!

    McCurious
    Last edited by Piper; November 16th, 2008 at 09:50 AM.

  7. #17
    pavel's Avatar
    pavel is offline change is the only constant
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    whatever will bloom
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    8,643
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Hey Jules! Long time no see! Everything going well, I hope!

    Vinnie's not taking up any of her space, so Peanut is graciously allowing him to set up shop. His tail is actually quite flexible though more like a willow switch than a true whip. No stinger capabiliities. The tail, as I understand it, is used to fling droplets of an acetic acid (vinegar) compound at any potential predators. He does have claws (what one of my students referred to as 'boxing gloves') but the actual pinchers are no where near the size or strength of a scorps. All in all a rather harmless critter. From what I've read, they seem to have very few natural predators -- might be do to the vinegar.

    Pavel and Peanut

  8. #18
    Piper's Avatar
    Piper is offline Hangs
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    7,068

    Default

    Hey there back, Pavel, Peanut, Vinnie, and cute snake! and all other critters overlooked in my haste...

    Wow, what a crazy creature. I read up on vinagroons after your post. I read that the acetic acid can be toxic for exoskeletons. It would be a cool experiment to grab an exoskele after a molt and place it in a vinegar solotion the same acidic level as Vinnie's spray. pH should be easy enough to measure.

    I read that Vinnie's spray is also a small percent octonic acid (aka caprylric acid) which is oily, but not necessarily toxic. I wonder if that gives the acetic acid more sticking power.

    All is well with me, thanks, Pavel! Lots of new book progress, but while it consumes my days, the forward milestones seem to come soooooo slooowly. I'll make a book progress post in the next few days.

    Today was eaten up with a funeral I had to pipe. Spent the afternoon with the family afterwards. Sad times, but if my presence offers comfort, it's hard to leave.

    But, I'm very glad to hear the dragoness doesn't mind her new neighbors. Please be sure to tell her that even with ketchup, I taste pretty awful!

    McVeryAfraid

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. new additions
    By bedt in forum Members' Growlists
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: August 24th, 2009, 10:06 AM
  2. New Additions
    By rich63 in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: August 26th, 2008, 10:25 PM
  3. New Additions
    By jeffjohnson23 in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: July 29th, 2008, 10:27 AM
  4. Latest Additions
    By Shaydra in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: July 3rd, 2007, 05:37 AM
  5. New additions....
    By mtequine in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 8th, 2006, 01:52 AM

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.