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Hygrolon fake log

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by MiKa, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. MiKa

    MiKa Active Member Supporting Member

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    Another way of using Hygrolon. Creating a log with a integrated water reservoir within. These small systems become totally self running . I just add water once a month. This has been running for 10 months now.

    For a tutorial on how to do this please look at dusk.se/mm/stationery/CatalogA/Hygrolonstock.jpg

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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Fantastic!!!
     
  3. Zack

    Zack Will work for plants Supporting Member

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    I just ordered some Hygrolon from Dartfrog in the UK and cannot wait to get it in the mail and try it out. Seeing stuff like this just makes me even more excited than I already was!

    Out of curiosity, what all do you have on there? Is that a Lepanthes that I see? Also, where and how are you growing this? In a greenhouse, sitting out on a coffee table...?
     
  4. MiKa

    MiKa Active Member Supporting Member

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    I have this in the greenhouse. Its placed on one of the benches. But i could have had it on the wondowsill on a tray if I wanted to.
    The plants i have on it is:

    Restrepia landsbergii
    Lepanthes gratiosa
    Pilea mollis
    Elaphoglossum glabellum
    Hymenophyllum dicranotrichum

    And a lot of spontaneous plants of Pleopeltis angusta
     
  5. Kermie

    Kermie Tadpole Supporting Member

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    That is absolutely incredible!!

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9300 using Tapatalk
     
  6. Dave The Scientist

    Dave The Scientist Active Member

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    What material do you use as a wick?
     
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    JohnsonS Active Member

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    I think, in most cases, just another strip of Hygrolon is used.
     
  8. Dave The Scientist

    Dave The Scientist Active Member

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    Ok, Good to know. Thanks for clearing that up. I will definitely build one of these or something like it at some point, they are so cool.
     
  9. Laura-jean

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    this is Fantastic!!! that is for sure i went to your site and looked at your photos o my so pretty.