Sprekelia howardii

Doug Westfall eagle85@flash.net
Thu, 29 Jun 2006 08:25:30 PDT
On Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at 05:54  PM, <sussli@netscape.com> wrote:

> I was absolutely dumbfounded by your post where you describe that you 
> microwave any pollen collected for 20 seconds before storing it in the 
> refrigerator for future use. Is that micro waving done at 100% power? 
> Does that not completely fry the pollen making it sterile and what is 
> the main purpose for this procedure? When you mix the pollen, I 
> presume you are talking about pollen from other flowers of the same 
> species, which was also micro waved? And if it does work, can this 
> method also be used for other plant families, say succulents or 
> gesneriads? Thanks.
> Gene/San Francisco.

The method was recommended to me. I had nothing to lose, so I tried it. 
  More later if it works.


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