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Experiment!

This is a discussion on Experiment! within the The Pollen Vault forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; That's a good question. I'm tempted to say "yes," but I just don't know for ...

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    That's a good question. I'm tempted to say "yes," but I just don't know for sure, Travis. Has anyone else stored pollen in the freezer and had it be viable?

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    I stored phal pollen in the freezer and the one flower I tried pollenating did not work. Doesn't mean you can't do it, but the one time I tried it it was a no go.

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    Default Pollen in the freezer

    Quote Originally Posted by dahlia_guy
    I am keeoing my pollen in the freezer, is that OK?

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    I am tempted to say no, the main reason being that most house hold freezers are not cold enough to produce small ice crystals. The ice crystals that form in your average freezer would be rather large, causing the cells insdie the packet of pollenia to rupture and destroying the necessary genetic material.

    I am not an expert, but I am looking at it from the perspective of frost bite. It would be interesting to see if someone could test this out. Dose anyone have a microscope?

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    Lately I've been experimenting with freezing dried pollen and it seem to work really well. A friend said he actually gets better pollination that way...

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    Hi, I would like to know, each plant has its own name, when one experiments on different plants and the outcome is successful what name will you give that plant?

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