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By Dubstep13
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Joined:  Sun May 22, 2011 9:15 pm
#134061
well i just pollinated my Sarracenia alabamensis ssp. wherryi x Sarracenia alata

and i used cuetip and swiped up all the pollen and dusted the each pistil...... put the cuetip in a baggie sealed it and right into the fridge untill my Alata Purple Helmets open and my Hurricane creek open!
sounds good?
By snapperhead51
Posts:  2183
Joined:  Mon May 03, 2010 11:46 am
#134077
John how do you go about storing your pollen for hybrids? do you use plastic container?

I use a plastic specimen container one they use at the Dr. for taking your fluid specimens , very easy screw lid or just some thing similar and not to big , small easy to store , , have the pollen in some paper wrap , works for short time , for longer use the silica gel packs to put in the containers , ones they use in shoes boxes or packages to keep out moisture
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By snapperhead51
Posts:  2183
Joined:  Mon May 03, 2010 11:46 am
#134212
Thanks can you also do this with VFT pollen?

Most pollen can be stored and kept with care taken , collecting VFT pollen my prove very difficult , it may take you quite some time to perfect this extraction process, , I have never tried VFT pollen collection as yet , looks like a big task for you , good luck with that
J
By snapperhead51
Posts:  2183
Joined:  Mon May 03, 2010 11:46 am
#148028
hey guys uhh my first flytrap flower and sarracenia flower puored with rain and their pollen got away... what should i do like in flytrap they dont have rain protection

if the VFT flower has been rained on , in my experience the seed production will be extremely low or none at all , if I want VFT seed , I have to cove the plants in flower I want seed from if pollinating them .
Sarra are not over affected by rain with pollination as the have the protective bell , but pollination should be done dry .as the pollen when wet is useless and fruitless as well , and pollination should be done as soon as the pollen drop's into the bell chamber ,sooner the better, but must to dry , some covering the flower if rain coming is a practical thing to do for both ,if you intend to pollinate just a simple cove clear plastic or put inside for the pollination time or under a covered porch as pollination only takes a few days or less to perform ,and will not affect the growth of the plant in sheltered in this short time

J
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