Project Lepanthes Glass :)

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Re: Project Lepanthes Glass :)

Post by marccub » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:27 pm

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marccub wrote:It's a great idea ! I think you had a look to the web site Epiweb from Ikea world, no ?? :lol: As you i really like the way they grow Lepanthes and other cold species... it's wonderfull...


Marc, to be true we both don't know what you mean :? - can you please post us a link 'cause we would really like to check the pages :D - thank's!


Really ???????!!! WOW it's crazy lol

this is the link to the page : http://www.flickr.com/photos/lika_sweden/sets/72157606521712474/You will see, your project is the same kind of nano marvellous thing ;)

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Post by naturegirl72 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:46 pm

marccub wrote:
naturegirl72 wrote:
marccub wrote:It's a great idea ! I think you had a look to the web site Epiweb from Ikea world, no ?? :lol: As you i really like the way they grow Lepanthes and other cold species... it's wonderfull...


Marc, to be true we both don't know what you mean :? - can you please post us a link 'cause we would really like to check the pages :D - thank's!


Really ???????!!! WOW it's crazy lol

this is the link to the page : http://www.flickr.com/photos/lika_sweden/sets/72157606521712474/You will see, your project is the same kind of nano marvellous thing ;)


Okay, now we know what you meant ;)

Update 12-16-2012

Lepanthes Glass now with light - not really meant to provide the plants with light but to enjoy the glass'es appearance in the evening when daylight is gone.
We made a small whole in the base of the glass to prevent the moss on the base to get too wet as the clay tube loses water drop by drop.

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Post by marccub » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:53 pm

It's really nice !

Wich led light did you used for that ?

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Post by naturegirl72 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:40 pm

marccub wrote:It's really nice !

Wich led light did you used for that ?


Thank's, Marc!
My husband used a LED that is sold in Germany (don't know if it's the same in France...) to illuminate the rear license plate. The light color is 6000K (like cool white), it runs on 8V - 18V (and stays cool). As we already said it's more a kind of gimmick ;) :D

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Post by marccub » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:12 pm

WOw don't know this kind of Led, can you please send me the information about it ? serial number, name of the firm to try to find some in France. Or maybe a website in germany where it's possible to roder some ?

thanx a lot,

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Post by Didier » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:45 pm

Amazing , this is the living proof that Germans are born engineers :D I would not have thought the moss would develop so green. I wonder about the possible problem arising if the jar gets sun rays and acts as a magnifying glass (heat) on the upcoming plants. :?:

Oops I missed part of the posts... I guess you solved that problem too..

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Post by naturegirl72 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:37 pm

marccub wrote:WOw don't know this kind of Led, can you please send me the information about it ? serial number, name of the firm to try to find some in France. Or maybe a website in germany where it's possible to roder some ?

thanx a lot,

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This is a Led used to lighten the rear license plate

look here http://www.amazon.de/Goobay-30373-LED-S ... 153&sr=8-3

Light color is 6000K, almost daylight

Marc, hope that helps ;)
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Post by naturegirl72 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:38 pm

Didier wrote:Amazing , this is the living proof that Germans are born engineers :D I would not have thought the moss would develop so green. I wonder about the possible problem arising if the jar gets sun rays and acts as a magnifying glass (heat) on the upcoming plants. :?:

Oops I missed part of the posts... I guess you solved that problem too..


Didier, thank's for your nice compliment - the jar is supposed to be situated to have bright light but no direct sunlight.
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Post by marccub » Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:04 pm

naturegirl72 wrote:
marccub wrote:WOw don't know this kind of Led, can you please send me the information about it ? serial number, name of the firm to try to find some in France. Or maybe a website in germany where it's possible to roder some ?

thanx a lot,

Marc


This is a Led used to lighten the rear license plate

look here http://www.amazon.de/Goobay-30373-LED-S ... 153&sr=8-3

Light color is 6000K, almost daylight

Marc, hope that helps ;)



Perfect !!! Thank you very much !

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Post by naturegirl72 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:15 pm

Update :D

Two and half months ago I posted the last photos of our "Lepanthes Glass". Five days ago we finally got our "inhabitants" :dance: 3x Lepanthes telipogoniflora and 2x Lepanthes calodyction. The moss was still alive and growing, no traces of mold or rot - should be a good sign that at least for the moss our Lepanthes Glass works well.
I knew that those orchids are tiny - but they are really really tiny ;) and we are looking every morning whether those little guys are still alive :shifty: It's very exciting and I hope they like their new home :D

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Post by rangiku » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:31 pm

Congratulations, Sylvi und Olaf. The leaves are beautiful and the tiny red flower is adorable. Please keep us posted on this project.

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Post by BryanG » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:37 pm

OOO MM GEE! that is too cute!!! great work! this is amazing, please keep us updated!!!!
Happy Growing :D

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Post by Moist von Lipwig » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:39 pm

:o
Read all about my adventures in Going Postal and Making Money by Terry Pratchett.
Oh, did I mention I'm a horrible speller?
I have pallens to trade, anyone interested?

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Re: Project Lepanthes Glass :)

Post by orchidnut57 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:19 pm

Being a fan of minitures I am awestuck by the beauty of these guys.
Never thought about growing them in a jar...sometime simple is best.
do keep us posted...

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Post by naturegirl72 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:11 pm

Thank's Adrienne, Bryan, Moist and orchidnut57 - it's nice to share fun projects with other enthusiasts ;)

After having settled the south american inhabitants - Olaf was afraid that as soon as (hopefully) L. telipogoniflora opens its "reverse umbrellas" the place in the jar would be too little...
Lucky me still had an surplus vanda glass in a cupboard and Olaf planned and assembled an adaptor for the lid with the little fan.
Just look yourself - Lepanthes Glass reloaded :lol:

Instead of one LED lamp Olaf installed a second one to get more light and the little fan doesn't run anymore 24hours (humidity gets below 65% so) - but from 10 am to 10 pm every two hours running for 10 minutes. During night we had about 90% humidity and during the day about 80%. We will see whether that works fine for the orchids.

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Lepanthes calodictyon arrived in buds and really opened the tiny flower yesterday - as I said I knew they were little but sooo little :shock:

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