Will this work for collecting pollen?

I’ve identified this male Mr Nasty from Exotic and I’d like to collect some pollen. I have a little micro tent that is used for photography that has some little LEDs built in.

Will this be enough to collect some pollen? Just poked some cuttings thru a piece of paper and put the stems in a cup of water with a little bit of nutrient diluted into it

Apparently a cpl of weeks under 12/12 i should get some pollen?

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take the paper away and use some flat card to collect your polen.
you need about 30 watts of light for the male, maybe less. you can put it in a window with 12/12 hrs of light/dark and still collect pollen

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The lights are 30w

The pollen is gonna slide off th3 paper and collect on the white backking card underneath the cup if you look closely

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How close to dropping pollen is this plant, I wasnt aware you could cut and separate like this.

This would help me to NOT pollinate a whole room… again.

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Nice and clean. I don’t see why not.

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Should be ok. How far along are the pollen sacks?

I just put my males sideways and let them drop pollen on newspaper.

Best of luck.

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I found preflowers in veg and cut some branches off and took em so theyve just started

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It should work, but I was advised to use a collection surface where the pollen can be easily collected, whatever I used a while back, most of it seemed smudged on the surface

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Theres a piece of backing card on the bottom of the tent that will be very easy to collect the pollen from

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Yeh I read that post, I was just remembering all my pollen smoodged around :wink:

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Update: this worked but i didnt get a huge amount of pollen. Enough to play with tho. Will use foil in future as collecting/scraping pollen off paper is a pain

Not sure if you’re familiar with cupcake tech but you just cut a slit, slide it underneath some pollen sacs, and tape it closed. Works awesome.

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I’ve never seen that one, but it is brilliant. :+1::seedling:

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Definitely not an original idea I’ve seen it done many times. Once all the pollen drops, I cut the stem right above the cupcake cups & just slide them up off the main stem. The ridges on the walls kind of act as a funnel & you can pour pollen straight into centrifuge tubes. :v:

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