Quite possibly my proudest orchid growing moment: I've taken these dendrobiums from flask to bloom!
I ordered a flask of Den. antennatum in November 2010. I had absolutely no clue how to deflask anything, so it was definitely trial and error. I got them out of the flask, rinsed, and potted, then found an empty 2 gal aquarium (I kept bettas at the time, and had empty tanks lying around). I figured the babies would need some air circulation, so I propped the glass lid of the tank off to the side a bit. When I got up the next morning, most of the leaves of the babies had dried out tips, meaning they were lacking for humidity. I panicked of course. But once I got the humidity level up a bit, they recovered and continued to grow. I didn't think they were going to make it past that first day.
I deflasked 30 plants that day, and only lost a single one over the course of their growing. I gave away or sold 23 of them. I still have five, and my mom has one. Sometime last year, one of the people I sold some of them to posted a picture of one of their plants in spike, but I never saw pics of the flowers, if it ever made it to bloom. So as far as I know, this is the first to bloom (with proof) out of that flask.
I originally got the flask because I absolutely adore this species. I have an affinity for the strange flowers, so this one fits the bill. I mean, it's got ANTENNAE. It even has a very slight fragrance. Way too cute for words.