Drying/curing pollen before storage

This ones for the chuckers and the breeders, I've been harvesting pollen from three males in the last week or so, I've read most everything I can find on the subject, I'm currently just collecting in parchment and dividing it up into cleaned sanitized dab containers, dessicant beads inside the containers, then inside a Tupperware with rice then into a mason with more rice, now is curing in the open air absolutely necessary if all the plant material is removed and dessicant is placed inside the jar??? I've been giving it a 2 day dry in a door then sealing and placing in the fridge, would immediately sealing with plenty of dessicant do the same job without risking it picking up moisture, it rained so my humidity is 100% and I've got one more harvest planned for today.

Wondering what you guys do to assure best viability in the stores product
 

Frimpong

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This ones for the chuckers and the breeders, I've been harvesting pollen from three males in the last week or so, I've read most everything I can find on the subject, I'm currently just collecting in parchment and dividing it up into cleaned sanitized dab containers, dessicant beads inside the containers, then inside a Tupperware with rice then into a mason with more rice, now is curing in the open air absolutely necessary if all the plant material is removed and dessicant is placed inside the jar??? I've been giving it a 2 day dry in a door then sealing and placing in the fridge, would immediately sealing with plenty of dessicant do the same job without risking it picking up moisture, it rained so my humidity is 100% and I've got one more harvest planned for today.

Wondering what you guys do to assure best viability in the stores product
That's a good question, if it's all pollen it should be good to go for storage . Excited to see what u do w it 😎 and storing w those beads or rice works great .
 

Kind024

In Bloom
I've heard of folks spreading the rice flour over a clean baking sheet. Than baking in the oven at a low temperature for 10 minutes or so to ensure there is no moisture in the flour before mixing with the pollen.

My question is...How are you ensuring the pollen from 3 different males isnt getting mixed?

Are the males all in their own spaces/rooms?

Are they all in the same room?

Are you pulling them out one at a time and inducing flowering in a separate dark room?
If so is the space getting cleaned in between the release of pollen from each different male?

I was always curious about this. I've heard of others doing something similar. I'd love to try the same thing. It would make the selection/testing process less time intensive. I was always too sketched out to make an attempt.

If you have the time to capture images of the process I'd love to watch.

Thanks for your time and sharing your understanding and methodology.

Unconditional,
Kind
 
I pretty much did exactly as you described, I flowered the males 3 weeks ahead of my females in a 4x8 tent in my main flower room, the girls in there were in veg still at the time,i then moved them one at a time in order of maturing to a seperate 4x8 on the opposite side of the house, harvested in the tent, then sprayed,murdered, and re sprayed the whole tent and room, took a shower after and the clothes never left that room. Sprayed down with peroxide and tap water in a 1 gal hand sprayer
 
From my studies a good soaking of water should eliminate most of the pollen it contacts, so i sprayed twice, and was as thorough as I would be as if dealing with PM 🤣🤣🤣🤨🤨🤨, and there was about 4 days between the first 2 and I still have one more in there now getting tortured for possible herming, their life has not been very friendly 😢😢😁😁 but everything I've done so far has been totally experimental, mainly to get some practice and familiarity with males, I definitely learned a shitload lol
 

Kind024

In Bloom
My buddy said he does 3 or 4-1 rice flour to pollen. He said it's much easier to do the pollen ninja thing. He said it doesn't fly all over the place like plain pollen will. It stays put on the flowers better too.

A thin layer of rice flour on a clean baking sheet in the oven for 10 -15 minutes at around 150 - 175*. To ensure its dry.
 
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