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Storing pollen?

This is a discussion on Storing pollen? within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Whats the best way to store pollen and how long does it last? Aaron...

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    Default Storing pollen?

    Whats the best way to store pollen and how long does it last?

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    you can collect the pollinia in a glassine or wax paper envelope and stick them in the fridge. how long they are good for depends on genus, time at collection, alignment of the planets, etc. you clearly won't get the same viability of fresh pollen if you store it.

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