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Flasking set up

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Marni, May 25, 2010.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I started flasking last November and have been meaning to put up some images. The flasking hood is 2 ft x 4 ft. There are 2 views of the shelf. I have 6 4 ft shelves so far. This is in one room of my pottery studio and still have more space to expand shelves as necessary. I keep the mother flasks at home in a closet in the photography room (there is a light for them on a timer). Most of the material in plastic bags are flasks that I had done by a professional flasker who decided to retire.

    I am enjoying it very much and do seem to be getting better as I go along. Like every aspect of orchids, the more you know the more there is to learn.
    flask.bench..jpg flaskshelf..jpg shelf.view2.jpg
     
  2. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Holy crap, Marni! That's awesome! Are you doing any proprietary flasking?
     
  3. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Nice setup Marni....I hope to someday try flasking myself as I have the pressure cooker and a few other supplies. just need a setup like you have and I will be good t ogo :)
     
  4. Armando

    Armando Hobbyist gone wild

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    WOW that is amazing Marni!! Can I send some pods? :D j/k
     
  5. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Awesome Marni!
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not yet. Still lots of things to figure out. As a business I think this might be as unprofitable as ceramics.;)
     
  7. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    holy cow Marni! I had no idea flasking could be so complex, requiring so much space and equipment, I wish you great success on this journey
     
  8. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Wow, you've been busy. I'm jealous. Of your set-up and your sterile technique. I want to be you when I grow up.
     
  9. orchidkarma

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    Ok... I just have to second that.... Holy crap, Marni! That's awesome! :D :D :D Great setup!
     
  10. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Look at all those happy little containers! Very nice orchid nursery you've built there, Marni!
     
  11. Armando

    Armando Hobbyist gone wild

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    Tell us more about what's brewing :)
     
  12. J-M

    J-M Active Member

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    :) I saw cardbox of wine bottles under the polypropylene chocolate mint flask :)

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    You are doing a huge job with all those flasks
     
  13. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sadly, those are empty boxes, long empty. I am so busy these days I don't even have time to drink wine.
     
  14. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Tremendous! Wishing you wonderful successes with your great setup.