Collecting and storing pollen

J.E. Shields
Wed, 22 Mar 2006 16:03:36 PST

Basically, remove all the filament from the anther, dry the anther + pollen 
thoroughly, and store in a freezer in a moisture-proof container.  I have 
some details on my web site 

Contact me if you have more questions.

Jim Shields

At 03:56 PM 3/22/2006 -0800, you wrote:
>I am hoping to get some free advice as to how to collect and store pollen 
>from crinums I am hoping to cross with other crinums.  I have a few 
>species and would like to try my hand at creating a small Crinum with 
>either grey or very dark leaves.  The plants I am hoping to use (Crinum 
>procerum and a low growing species with very grey leaves) do not flower at 
>the same time and I will need to collect and store the pollen.  Any help I 
>can get with this I appreciate very much!
>Mike Masterson
>Escondido, Ca
>pbs mailing list

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