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    How To: Collect Pollen

    Okay.. now what? Male N. specabilis x ventricosa


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    Let's see, you...uh, it's on the...you get it from the...Man, those are some crazy flowers!
    -just burned your snow

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    LOL.. Ro, you crack me up!

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    Thank you, thank you *bows*. Maybe you should just, like, rub the flower together.
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    Wait till you notice a yellow powdery substance form on the pollen balls. Then when you collect the pollen, just cut off the pollen ball. leave the rest of the flower on the stalk. But be sure to let the entire pollen ball form the pollen on it first before cutting it.


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    It seems you get a rather short window to do so, right? The first flower that opened has already turned brown.

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    The pollen should start forming on the pollen balls within the first day or 2. I would collect each pollen ball as hey ripen. It is a short window though.

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    place a desiccant like a silica gel packet in the bag as well and put the pollen in a cold refridgerater @ 4C. that should help extend the life of the pollen (how long i cant guarantee, maybe 2-3 months) till a suitable female flower is available.
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