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2931RE: [AZ] Seeking Small mortar & pestle for crushing anthers

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  • iffy123
    Jun 1, 2005
      No, but you could probably make one using a "soft boiled egg" cup and a
      dowel. You have been a very resourceful fellow with your pots, my
      question would be--How or why they dry anthers would contain pollen
      since I thought it blew or fell off after a period of time, or else
      became so dry it would lose its ability to pollinate.

      The smallest mortar an pestle that I have seen is in a kitchen gadget
      store or an old fashioned pharmacy. You might try either source.


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      From: azaleas@yahoogroups.com [mailto:azaleas@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of Mike Creel
      Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 9:42 PM
      To: ASA Azaleaphiles
      Subject: [AZ] Seeking Small mortar & pestle for crushing anthers

      I am about to try something new to me in pollen
      collection and preservation. It involves crushing dry
      anthers with a small mortar and pestle. Has anyone
      run across a miniature mortar and pestle.
      Mike Creel
      Zone 8A, SC

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