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annew

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Snowdrop pollination
« on: January 27, 2019, 07:44:24 PM »
I finally got round to uploading the video of snowdrop pollination. There is no audio. Here it is I hope:

I should say - at the end the image with the seedpod bagged shows the stem cut. DON'T cut the stem - leave it attached to the plant :)
« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 02:06:33 PM by annew »
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Edgar Wills

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Re: Snowdrop pollination
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 08:37:51 PM »
Thanks for sharing that! Are you ok with it if I post a link to your video on my website?
For galanthophiles:
Check http://www.snowdropwiki.nl
A wiki, for snowdrops.:)

annew

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Re: Snowdrop pollination
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 08:20:02 AM »
Of course
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Edgar Wills

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Re: Snowdrop pollination
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 12:25:52 PM »
Added! More info over here for anyone interested:
https://www.snowdropwiki.nl/Snowdrop_Wiki/fertilization/
For galanthophiles:
Check http://www.snowdropwiki.nl
A wiki, for snowdrops.:)

annew

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Re: Snowdrop pollination
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 06:27:11 PM »
Looks a great site, Edgar!
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Re: Snowdrop pollination
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2019, 07:57:07 PM »
I should say - at the end the image with the seedpod bagged shows the stem cut. DON'T cut the stem - leave it attached to the plant :)
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David Lowndes

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Re: Snowdrop pollination
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2019, 10:06:57 PM »
I enjoyed this - very illuminating.

Edgar Wills

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Re: Snowdrop pollination
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2019, 02:01:08 PM »
Been testing Anne's method by catching pollen into a small plastic zip lock bag:
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Image of the stamens:


Image of some pollen attached to a stigma:


https://www.snowdropwiki.nl/Snowdrop_Wiki/fertilization/

For galanthophiles:
Check http://www.snowdropwiki.nl
A wiki, for snowdrops.:)

annew

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Re: Snowdrop pollination
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2019, 09:14:56 PM »
YAY!!!
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Tim Harberd

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Re: Snowdrop pollination
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2022, 03:59:52 PM »
I have been collecting snowdrop pollen on Aluminium Foil, as recommended in the video, for years.
I don't tend to store pollen, but use it immediately.

I've just started to get into Tomato breeding, and as a result have been trawling the Web for advice. One suggestion is using black plastic spoons for collecting pollen. This works very well. The spoons are very cheap on Ebay. (I now have more than I'll ever need in my lifetime!)

I'll be trying it on snowdrops next year.

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Re: Snowdrop pollination
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2022, 06:01:38 AM »
Very interesting, thank you.

 


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