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Lucasrock

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Surgical procedure on Platyceriums
« on: March 02, 2011, 02:54:59 PM »
Look at what the Pest has done to his nice P. Coronarium!!
He cut a square hole to implant ribbon fern to shield frond!
Is he crazy??  m179




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Re: Surgical procedure on Platyceriums
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 03:07:27 PM »
oh he is very cool na. 1*5 1*5  that ribbon will be nice and grow well lah.  m111
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Re: Surgical procedure on Platyceriums
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 08:27:15 PM »
Slow process.  Take like 7 years to emerge. 

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Re: Surgical procedure on Platyceriums
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 10:34:09 PM »
Slow process.  Take like 7 years to emerge. 

Chad, it doesn't take so long time like that,  it is not starting from spore. he put a small ribbon fern into that hold. m177
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Re: Surgical procedure on Platyceriums
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 11:14:32 PM »
Slow process.  Take like 7 years to emerge. 

Chad, it doesn't take so long time like that,  it is not starting from spore. he put a small ribbon fern into that hold. m177

Hmm...Wanna, it looks cool but wouldn't a new shield frond just grow and cover up
The square hole???? Look like wasted effort!!

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Re: Surgical procedure on Platyceriums
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011, 10:56:17 AM »
I hope not.  But I have seen new ribbon shoots push thru shields and existing ribbons push along to the edge at the shield grows...and the ribbon ferns grows well!

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Re: Surgical procedure on Platyceriums
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 08:45:34 PM »
I agree with Edwin I've seen like that too.
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Re: Surgical procedure on Platyceriums
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011, 09:42:52 AM »
I agree with Edwin I've seen like that too.

Thanks Wanna. You confirm that it works! :)

Pest Edwin, can you come to my house this weekend with Ribbon fern and do the same to
My Platyceriums? Thanks. :)

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Re: Surgical procedure on Platyceriums
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2011, 11:27:06 PM »

u looking for this ? m009

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Re: Surgical procedure on Platyceriums
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2011, 03:13:09 PM »
Hi All

Bought a Holtumii some time back with some ribbon fern growing at the base.  As the Holtumii got bigger and bigger, the shield frond
seems like it was going to cover and suffocate the ribbon fern to death.

And thanks to this thread, I confidendly did a DIY surgery.  The cut seems a bit big now but I  could have swore that the cut was just as neat
as Edwin's.

This is how my Holtumii looked before and now.

 



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Re: Surgical procedure on Platyceriums
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2011, 07:53:35 PM »
Bobby,

I wouldn't worry about the ribbon fern - it will penetrate through the shields.  That is their natural habitat and they are well adapted to grow out of the platy.

Edwin was trying to transplant some of the ribbon fern into a coronarium....thus the "surgery"


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Re: Surgical procedure on Platyceriums
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2011, 10:12:05 PM »

Hi lchsu

Ooops looks like another blunder.  The Holtumii shield frond was looking really thick and tough whereas the ribbon
fern looks really fragile.  Well guess I got to trust nature to take its course.

Thanks mate.

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