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Trading Pollen...How is it done?

Posted by KayLakeMan z5 ONT (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 13, 05 at 11:12

I posted, in an exchange forum, a request for advice or real life experiences with the best way to trade (by mail) pollen from Daylilies, lilies and roses.

Then I thought that this forum may be a better place to get that feedback.

Any thoughts or advice on mailing pollen? (other than be sure to mark it so someone doesn't think it's a biohazard)

Thanks


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RE: Trading Pollen...How is it done?

I have had good luck with Amaryllis pollen wrapped in paper. This works well enough for quick delivery. A few days in the mail doesn't seem to harm the pollen, and the paper keeps it dry.

And one time I received poppy pollen in a plastic film canister. I used some of the pollen last year and the rest is in the freezer for the next time I need it.

Karl


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RE: Trading Pollen...How is it done?

Thanks Karl.

I'm thinking that anyway that the pollen doesn't get flying all over the place and getting mixed up if there is more than one kind is a good thing


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RE: Trading Pollen...How is it done?

Using a dark colored tissue paper and putting it in an envelope works pretty well.


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RE: Trading Pollen...How is it done?

Thanks Kristinas
Had a successful mail trade last year which expanded my hybridizing possibilities.
The dark tissue is interesting as it would serve as a good backdrop for the pollen colour.
K


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