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We made the three hour trek to the Triad Orchid Society show today and walked away with two awards. Paph Wössner Black Wings 'Gabby' is my second AM to WBW, and Nottara Lucy's Sassafrass 'Tightie Whitie' is my first FCC. Both plants are named for beloved pet snakes that have passed.

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Congratulations! Looks like a very impressive dorsal on the WBW. Is that a first blooming? What is the parentage? How many WBWs did you bloom to get the 2 AMs? Pardon all the questions but trying to learn more about MFs.
 

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Congratulations! Looks like a very impressive dorsal on the WBW. Is that a first blooming? What is the parentage? How many WBWs did you bloom to get the 2 AMs? Pardon all the questions but trying to learn more about MFs.

This was a second bloom, it bloomed first in 2020 then took a year off. The first bloom was not nearly as nice but I could see the potential and kept it. 'Bitis Botanical', my first AM, was actually the first WBW I bloomed. I have bloomed a handful in between but they need to put on some size yet before I can judge them fairly.

'Bitis Botanical' came from Taiwanese breeding, an unnamed roths × anitum 'Sunlight'. 'Gabby' had no parent clonal names on her tag.
 

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Here is 'Bitis Botanical'. The award photos do it no justice, the usual photographer couldn't make it that day and they had to make do with someones kid shooting pics on a white wall with a desklamp 😂
 

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Here is 'Bitis Botanical'. The award photos do it no justice, the usual photographer couldn't make it that day and they had to make do with someones kid shooting pics on a white wall with a desklamp 😂
This was a second bloom, it bloomed first in 2020 then took a year off. The first bloom was not nearly as nice but I could see the potential and kept it. 'Bitis Botanical', my first AM, was actually the first WBW I bloomed. I have bloomed a handful in between but they need to put on some size yet before I can judge them fairly.

'Bitis Botanical' came from Taiwanese breeding, an unnamed roths × anitum 'Sunlight'. 'Gabby' had no parent clonal names on her tag.
Both look awesome. The Bitis dorsal seems a bit darker. Seems like show winners for this cross can come from a variety of parents. How or where can you get these Taiwanese crosses?
 

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Both look awesome. The Bitis dorsal seems a bit darker. Seems like show winners for this cross can come from a variety of parents. How or where can you get these Taiwanese crosses?

The big wholesale dealers import tons of Taiwanese plants so they're pretty available on the market from resellers. You could also import flasks yourself, I've heard good things about dealing with Formosa Orchids for that but haven't jumped through all the paperwork hoops myself yet.
 

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The big wholesale dealers import tons of Taiwanese plants so they're pretty available on the market from resellers. You could also import flasks yourself, I've heard good things about dealing with Formosa Orchids for that but haven't jumped through all the paperwork hoops myself yet.
Thanks Tony.
 

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