Amaryllid Pollen Trading

Joe Shaw
Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:29:03 PDT
Hi Gang,

The Amaryllid Pollen Trading Email List is now in operation.  Hopefully, it 
will be a mostly sleepy list to alert folks when pollen is available.  Or, 
on the flip side, it will be used to alter folks when someone is looking for 
pollen of a specific type.

The list is not limited to Crinum although that was the original concept. 
Some have written asking for an expanded list to include rainlilies, 
Lycoris, Hymenocallis, and some other genera and I think that will work out 
OK.  I suspect that Hippeastrum (while technically fitting into the concept) 
will not be a topic because there are (many) more, well established 
Hippeastrum lists.

Following recommendations from PBS folks who have "lots of work" to do with 
lists, and suggestions from initial pollen-trading members, I have 
implemented membership moderation (I think I got the controls set 
correctly).  Also, the URL is not listed in the Yahoo Groups; the goal is 
not to limit membership so much as to discourage instantaneous membership 
applications.  Anyone who applies, and who follows general Netiquete, is 

Additionally, while the messages could be archived, I have voided that 
possibility; the main reason is to limit spamming robots.  There is no goal 
of secrecy, per se, and if members vote wish (majority vote) to have the 
messages archived (with a password) I think that can be arranged.

One other note:  I don't think of the pollen-trading list as a bulb list. 
Members know (if they read the guidelines) that most questions can be 
directed to the PBS.  The PBS URL is provided up-front and if questions are 
beyond immediate pollen trading, correpondents will be referred to the PBS.

My hope is that folks in equatorial regions, or in the southern hemisphere, 
or in the northern hemisphere, will be able to share pollen.  We have 
out-of-sync seasons and can benefit by sharing pollen during the year and 
storing it correctly for later use.   With time, perhaps I can prepare an 
article about pollen mailing, and pollen storage--but the PBS archives are 
rich with information about those topics.

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