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Removing and storing pollen

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by Marni, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Santa Rosa, CA
    The one you show should work. Though I prefer not serrated. I prefer the straight end (not curved) and with no teeth. Some of the ads are a bit deceptive because the say the are Dumont brand but they are not. . If you refine your search to "opthalmic forceps colibri" you will get a better listing. Depending on what you want to do, some of the $10 ones will suffice.

    Excellent: http://shopping.roboz.com/micro-sci...mont-Cross-Action-Inox-Thin-Tips-Size-05-X-01

    Excellent: http://www.amazon.com/duMont-Dumont...sr=8-3&keywords=dumont+forceps#productDetails

    Very good for the price: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hoskin-28-T...352?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d7356dc8,
  2. chicago chad

    chicago chad Active Member

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    no longer Chicago
    Thank you very much Marni. This is the first I have looked into them and your experience will save me both time and money.
  3. Kipper

    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Ft. Worth, Texas
    You guys are killing me. Maybe it is just because I am new to this but no matter how badly I want to try to pollinate one of my flowers, As soon as I look at it I think about the time I have waited to see that flower and I end up just telling it how awesome it is and leaving it alone!
  4. CoveLady

    CoveLady Active Member

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    Brevard NC
    Marni, this is a wonderful post, I don't ever expect to do this but I am fascinated to learn how the process is done. If I were many number of years younger I am sure I would want to do some crossings and raising my hybrids. This is the best place to learn even if not planing to use the information. Thank you Marni for all the help you have given me this last year. You are most appreciated.