Re: Saving Pollen
Lots of good comments on storing/shipping pollen - one technique specifically
mentioned sealing containers (for mailing). What about short term storage in
the fridge or room temperature? Sealed or unsealed? I am assuming open
containers since paper envelopes were one suggestion. Does humidity matter?
To try to adjust to summer heat and humidity outdoors, I usually put off air
conditioning as long as possible, so indoors is high humidity (compared to
New Mexico). I remember some discussion last spring in relation to making
successful crosses - seems like I remember too humid is bad for pollen
viability so I am assuming unsealed containers for short term storage. Maybe
with a few grains of rice for desiccant?
Linda Mann firstname.lastname@example.org east humid Tennessee USA
a gray and balmy day - good for rot and allergies - feels like spring!