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  1. Michael Bonda

    Paph. Michael Koopowitz

    I am too impatient with seedlings. I have too many that have one additional leaf grown in 10 years that if I see or find a NBS or BS plant, I get it. Orchid Inn and Lenguyengarden are my favorite sources these days.
  2. Michael Bonda

    Phrag. QF Red Wings

    Great........another besseae cross to add to my wish list........
  3. Michael Bonda

    Mother and daughter: Sedenii + Cardinale

    I think the blooming is fantastic and the best. These are 2 of my favorite. Your Sedenii is a great shape and size. Mine never look as good. My Cardinale ‘Wilcox’ is in flower and has been in bloom since September.
  4. Michael Bonda

    Slipper Orchids and marine aquariums

    I have the battery operated pumps that turn on when power is lost. I use one per 25 gallons so my 150 gallon tank has 6. They last just over 48 hours with new batteries. I have 2 home generators that are not automatically connected but I connect if power lost for more than 12 hours for the home...
  5. Michael Bonda

    Slipper Orchids and marine aquariums

    I actually encourage (place) Ritteri anemones to stay on the front glass. It prevents them from stinging and killing other corals, other fish stay away so as not to get ingested by the sticky anemone and makes a neat way to see the clowns feed/protect their host. Here is my other tank with a...
  6. Michael Bonda

    Paphiopedilum purpuratums: A Family in Bloom

    Sorry to hear of your loss of the album. If I ever see one, I’ll set aside and send to you!
  7. Michael Bonda

    Slipper Orchids and marine aquariums

    Corals look like plants to many Yet they are animals made up of individual polyps in a colony. Blue Hippo Tang (Dory to some), a Yellow Tang and Darwin’s Black Clownfish (black species of Nemo to some) along with many soft corals, Ritteri Anemone and LPS (large polyp stony) Pearl coral in photo
  8. Michael Bonda

    Jason Fischer 4n update

    Wow. Fantastic. Mine is in spike and waiting for first bud to open. Your 2 spikes on such a compact plant is awarding winning.
  9. Michael Bonda

    Paphiopedilum purpuratums: A Family in Bloom

    Fantastic group. One of my favorite species. But I have about 10 favorite species. I know with your skill your album will flower too!
  10. Michael Bonda

    Phrag self pollination?

    Thank you for the response. My blooming orchids come inside but doors are left open to my attached lanai/attached greenhouse so some insects could come into the home. I keep dart frogs so I often have fruit flies and moths escape and in the home. Larger insects could have come in without my...
  11. Michael Bonda

    Phrag self pollination?

    I have a boissierianum in bloom and two flower pedicel (ovary) appear to be swollen. I did not pollinate them. I have a dozen other paphs and phrags in bloom near this plant. Is it possible that the plant self pollinated or an insect (fruit fly, any, moth) pollinated it without me knowing? Pics:
  12. Michael Bonda

    Paph. Michael Koopowitz

    The pot is 3x3 inches x 4 in high. 2 growths (mature blooming and ~1/2 mature 2nd growth).
  13. Michael Bonda

    Paph. Michael Koopowitz

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed that next years growth blooms! Thanks to Sam Tsui from Orchid Inn for this plant!!!!
  14. Michael Bonda

    Paph. Michael Koopowitz

    Does this help for a natural light photo:
  15. Michael Bonda

    Paph. Michael Koopowitz

    Thank you for the information. The longest petal length is 32cm. The average length is 29cm.
  16. Michael Bonda

    Unusual Paph Angel Hair flower shape

    Here’s the shape of the second flower:
  17. Michael Bonda

    Paph. Michael Koopowitz

    Paph. sanderanium ’Lady in Red’ x philippinese ‘Super Twister’ 5 blooms and very happy with petal length. I cannot take credit for flowering in that purchased in very low spike several months ago. The spike did not get very long from the base so first flower is close to the plant growth.
  18. Michael Bonda

    Some of my ambilobe chameleons

    You have fantastic Chams. I am also a Cham owner and orchid enthusiast. Hers a few pics of my Ambilobe, Ambanja and Nosy Be males:
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