Can pollen be stored?

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Can pollen be stored?

by devon » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:37 pm

Hello,

I have two giant variety flytraps that I would like to cross pollinate, but they are flowering at different times. I was wondering if it is possible to store Dionaea pollen for a few days, in a fridge or something.

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Re: Can pollen be stored?

by dantt99 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:43 pm

Yes. Ziploc it and put it in the fridge.

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Re: Can pollen be stored?

by devon » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:44 pm

Thanks for the quick reply! +1 thanks!

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Re: Can pollen be stored?

by Matt » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:28 pm

dantt99 wrote:Yes. Ziploc it and put it in the fridge.

Have you done this before Daniel? Do you know how long it stays viable?
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Re: Can pollen be stored?

by prized » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:36 am

I know that sarracenia pollen can be stored for 2 or 3 weeks. After that limit it wont be fertile..

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Re: Can pollen be stored?

by devon » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:52 am

prized wrote:I know that sarracenia pollen can be stored for 2 or 3 weeks. After that limit it wont be fertile..


Interesting, but flytraps and sarracenia are nothing alike, except they are both temperate. But who knows, maybe they have similar pollen or something? :P


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