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  1. Mark Sullivan

    Plant Conservation in Nebraska

    Did you guys do a story about it for your society newsletter?
  2. Mark Sullivan

    Plant Conservation in Nebraska

    Orchid Conservation Margaret From is definitely one of the top orchid conservationist working around the world. You cab read about her help in saving cyp candidum in Nebraska http://www.orchidconservationcoalition.org/hl/cypcandidum.html There is also a link on the page to an article she wrote...
  3. Mark Sullivan

    Endangered, Threaten, Etc - IUCN Red List Categories

    True but it is good to kick the can around a bit. Other people may have better ideas, improve on your idea, or maybe it has already been done (successful or failed). Then there is that pesky thing call time, only so much in a day.
  4. Mark Sullivan

    The Orchid History Project - please contribute.

    Orchid History John- Trying contacting Jeff Bradley - [email protected] If you get him on board your website will overflow with information and articles on orchid history.
  5. Mark Sullivan

    Endangered, Threaten, Etc - IUCN Red List Categories

    But it is trying to define, categorize and be a reference of all information. Information is constantly changing so it has to constantly evaluate.
  6. Mark Sullivan

    Endangered, Threaten, Etc - IUCN Red List Categories

    No worries, I didn't think you were questioning the foundation of my efforts. I understand and want people to question ideas. I am not sold on this idea yet and always hoping for better. Ideas only get stronger if people give them vigorous questioning. I am dubious that this idea will fly. 1)...
  7. Mark Sullivan

    Endangered, Threaten, Etc - IUCN Red List Categories

    Wikapedia runs into the same problems reliability especially in the beginning. As the number of people involved increased erroneous entries are quickly deleted. There are background forums for each entry where things are debated. The objective is to classify species health as best as a group of...
  8. Mark Sullivan

    Phragmipedium kovachi Conservation Peru

    Phragmipedium kovachi Conservation Abra Patricia Protected Area, ECOAN, Peru Link to the full beginning proposal by ECOAN: http://www.orchidconservationcoalition.org/pr/ecoanperu.html The writer speak and writes English as a second language. I would be happy to pass on to ECOAN any...
  9. Mark Sullivan

    Endangered, Threaten, Etc - IUCN Red List Categories

    Cloud Sourcing The most well known example of cloud sourcing is Wikipedia. Building an encyclopedia from the contribution of many people. It changes as new information comes forth. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is science based but the list is anemic and only list 9...
  10. Mark Sullivan

    Endangered, Threaten, Etc - IUCN Red List Categories

    Here are the IUCN Red List Categories and definitions of Endangered. I don't know if anyone at Slippertalk is interesting in categorizing slipper orchid. WE can definitely incorporate what the Red List already has. Maybe a possibility of cloud sourcing what is threaten and endangered? There has...
  11. Mark Sullivan

    Thorn in my Side

    What do I grow? Well in the bay area especially San Francisco Cymbidiums and Masdevallias, Draculas, and other cool to moderate growers are easy. Most orchids are relativelt east except the warm growers. Cymbidiums are real no brainers. I don't grow many, but the ones I do grow, grow outside...
  12. Mark Sullivan

    Slipper Orchid Conservation Classification

    Indonesia Howzat do you live in Indonesia? I would like to do more stories about the plight of orchids in Indonesia. Indonesia and Madagascar are probably the most dire orchid conservation disasters that are occurring as far as countries go. Both have unique flora, orchids, and fauna...
  13. Mark Sullivan

    Thorn in my Side

    Growing Masdevallias in Walnut Creek must be hard. I have learned to grow what I can easily grow and enjoy the orchids of others that I want to grow but know I would struggle with. It makes you look like you know what the hell you are doing.:D Anyway you shouldn't have to much trouble enjoying...
  14. Mark Sullivan

    Slipper Orchid Conservation Classification

    Dot and Overpopulation Hello Dot, Congratulations on your Orchid Digest Diamond Award. I do remember your news letter request. The Orchid Digest was talking about was the Orchid Guide Digest OGD for a time until now they have truncated it probably much to the chagrin of the Orchid Digest...
  15. Mark Sullivan

    Slipper Orchid Conservation Classification

    Indonesia, over population, palm oil Howzat, it is interesting that you bring up Indonesia as it is the third country behind China and India with a population explosion. I think saving orchid habitat in Indonesia will just about be impossible. Not only do you have a population problem, but...
  16. Mark Sullivan

    Slipper Orchid Conservation Classification

    Overpopulation Yes, I agree there is a lot to learn from one child per family policy of China. It did slow down China's population growth but at a high price as you mention in your post. The social problems are already surfacing, higher crime rate in all crimes, sex trafficking, and rape...
  17. Mark Sullivan

    Slipper Orchid Conservation Classification

    I have heard similar, adamant, arguments about human over population from someone named Dot before. Maybe the Orchid Digest? I may have gotten confused. Are you Dot Barnett? As far as internet, Slippertalk Orchid Forum is on the internet. I meet you here. I suspect that I have seen posts by you...
  18. Mark Sullivan

    Thorn in my Side

    A few suggestion- Put all your orchid on the ground. Hot air rises and the coolest and most humid air will be at ground level. Use your benches for more shade. You can also put a cloth over the benches (like a tent) for more shade and spray it with the mister to keep the cloth (bed sheet) wet...
  19. Mark Sullivan

    miticide???

    I used TetraSan 5 WDG, active ingredient etoxazole, to get rid of a mite problem It is very effective at eliminating spider mites in a couple of sprayings. I have never had a recurring problem since. As with any pesticide follow instructions for safety and effectiveness. It is on the expensive...
  20. Mark Sullivan

    Slipper Orchid Conservation Classification

    Having bumped into you a few times on the internet Dot that was what I thought you would say.
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