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Old 05-07-2019, 01:06 PM
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Is there a method to preserve pollinia for future use? I wish to do some hybridization of Bulbophyllums but the flowering times are not synchronized.any info would be greatly appreciated.
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I just folded them up in pieces of waxed paper and kept them in the fridge. The longest I have done that and had them remain viable was about a year.

Glassine envelopes used by stamp collectors are also good.

Do not seal them in ziplock bags or anything; they need air.
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