seems like so far all of them made it (looking for a big piece of wood to touch now :D ). first of all my apologies for this post have no showy flowers to offer. basically all the pics are the the resultant of the bulbs that i salvaged, (pics is in previous post http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=2935788560972723913#editor/target=post;postID=7124565221887978501 )
the first pic here is the bulb from the first part of this post where is held it on my palm, a new growth, actually its the second growth. the first growth died from bulb rot which i presume is a extended infection from the original bulb. this batch really had some nasty bugs with it, for not only this plant is affected in this manner, i had three others also suffered from the same fate) but fortunately the second rotten bulb give out a new growth from the base and i really hope no more bulb rot!! i don't think there is enough food storage in the primer bulb left, it is only barely 2inches and after the second growth, i can see signs of yellow of the backbulb.
well, seems like the six made it, and basically this is one of the worst batch of catasetum i had ever obtained so far!! but on the other hand, they had also taught me a lot in this little misadventure and most important, all of them made it.
as a conclusion, sometimes we got to be bold to take drastic salvage procedure if the plant that we obtained is infected, this means cutting them down to individual single bulb if you had to. sometimes the 'wait and see' approach would caused one great casualty in the end.