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    storing male pollen

    i would like to keep some pollen from a strong healthy male after im done breeding.. does anyone know the best way to store it thanks!

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    there was a study in either hightimes or CC about last 6 months ago, he tried several ways of storing it. either in a dry cool place in a paper bag or in the refrigerator were the winner, trying to freeze it collapsed the cells. ref. did too after a while but most stayed viable. i have never done it long term but a paper sack worked well for me. only a couple of months. moisture and water will ruin them too. he had close up micro shots to show the pollen in different stages and storage methods.
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    I've used a contact lens case and added just a little baking soda----put in the crisper section of the fridge. Still good after 12 months-----don't know about anything longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaric View Post
    I've used a contact lens case and added just a little baking soda----put in the crisper section of the fridge. Still good after 12 months-----don't know about anything longer.

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    if that works pretty consistently, that's a good length of time, definitely enough to carry you thru to your next crop ...

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    Been freezing all the time, still good after years...

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    the easiest way to store male pollen is to collect it of course (i use plain white printer paper) put it in a sunny or warm location to nsure all of the moisture is gone, and then collect it on Q tips. put the q tips in a seal a meal bag, and vaccum all of the air out. stores just fine in the fridge for up to 6 months easy. if your storing it from an indoor grow during the winter months, you can out it in a garage,shop,ect. anyplace cool works fine
    no need to freeze it, just keep it cool

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    One time I wanted to make a batch of seeds for some reason. It was WW as i recall. I stored pollen from a definitely male flower....stored it exactly 14 days and then pollinated some flowers. I ended up getting a 5 to 1 ratio with them. True story.
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