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    need Heli minor pollination help

    Hi! :-)

    I took some pictures today, my Heli has been blooming for a while now. Now I am waiting for the pollen from the first flower to ripen , so i can pollinate the second one. never done this, so if anyone has an experience doing this< I would be more than happy to learn how to do it:-)
    Here are the pictures:-)





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    Very nice H. minor there . . .

    In the past, I've taken to rupturing some pollen sacs just to ensure that something was collected. Others utiize tuning forks or -- I am not kidding here -- the vibration of electric toothbrushes to collect it on sheets of filter or typing paper.

    A clean sable brush can then be used to apply pollen to the receptive "girly" parts of the other flowers. I hope to be doing some of that in the weeks to come.

    Sounds somehow dirty . . .
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    BigBella: thank you, it does sound a bit dirty but somebody has to do it:-)
    aviator: thanx for the linx, i had to play with german dictionary for a bit but i think i got the idea:-)

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    Not to hijack a thread (well... I kinda have), but

    Has anyone had experience storing heliamphora pollen?

    Thanks,

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