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    Harvesting heli pollen with a tuning fork

    Watch closely



    I did this over some black plastic and ended up with a nice little amount of pollen

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    Very cool!

    I could clearly see the pollen being dispersed -- a Heliamphora "money shot" (heh, heh) . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBella View Post
    a Heliamphora "money shot" (heh, heh) . . .
    ROFL


    Very neat though, I've heard of the technique, just never seen it or used it. Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks,

    :P

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    Nice vid! An overhead shot to show the pollen falling would've been a nice addition, but I don't imagine you have a camera crew available regularly to shoot multiple angles. :P
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    They keep better pitch that way as well!

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    Super duper cool mate!! Thats called using science in normal day situations. I remember seeing such a way of pollen dispersal in "Private life of plants". But this is the first time I am seeing Heliamphora flowers being harvested that way. In nature these frequencies are provided by bees which are mostly the primary pollinators.

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    Neat video! I'm sure the hybrids will be cool - what species was this?

    They keep better pitch that way as well!
    Reminds me of the short story "Prima Belladonna" by JG Ballard about the man who owns an orchid shop full of singing orchids.

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