Yes, the pollen does stick to the
cotton fibers on the q-tip
especially if you twirl it around on the
stamen a bit. Hard to see the
light colored pollen, but its
Good winter project would to dye a bunch of q-tips a
dark color to see the pollen. They should be dry by
My daughter, who spins, weaves, and
knits, uses Kool-Ade to dye fiber. But I know dyes react
differently to wool and cotton. I'll ask her if Kool-ade is a good
Or I could just stick a q-tip into some strong Kool-Ade
and see if it fries colored, and save my daughter some time.
kinds of Kool-Ade work, giving different colors.
Cheap and readily
availible. And if you forget and stick it in your mouth, no harm