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Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Chris, Feb 10, 2009.
What's your preferred method?
Specifically, I'm talking about mailing Cattleya pollen.
I've seen people using wax paper. Fold it up so the pollen doesn't fall out.
Domestically or internationally?
Waxed paper then folded in a piece of normal paper. Or you could fold it up in a coffee filter or paper towel instead of the wax paper.
It won't stick to waxed paper, but it will to a coffee filter.
I've not had that problem.
I just cut the corner off an envelope, fold it over, tape it closed, and mail it.
I use a small glassine envelope (available from stamp collector stores). I also make a little holder of cardboard so that the pollen is in a recessed area and won't get squashed. A cardboard slide holder works too as a protector.
That's a great method Marni.
If you're going to use the cardboard box, Chris, make a tiny little pillow so the pollen can rest while in transit.