If the idea of cutting the plant sac causes you to stop, the second method is to place the same wax or parchment paper under the pollen sacks. Give the branch a small movement or shake it and the pollen will fall on the paper. Once you've collected enough, pour the pollen through that same micron screen to filter out any plant matter that has fallen on the paper. Collect the pollen in a pile on the paper with a clean brush, then spread it evenly and leave it in a dark, warm and dry place.
Any temperature between 65 and 75 degrees and a humidity of 30% to 60% are ideal. After 48 hours, the pollen must be dry and ready for storage. If you're collecting pollen from flowers, take a bunch of flowers and let them dry for a couple of days in a storage container. Carefully remove the pollen, shake it off the leaves on parchment paper or aluminum foil, or in a cup.
Make sure there is no plant matter left mixed with the pollen. A sieve is a useful accessory for this part of the process. As for the actual storage part, cannabis pollen requires a dry, airtight and dark place where it stays away from light. Watch for temperature fluctuations, as they can cause cell damage or moisture due to condensation.
You can store it in the fridge or freezer. However, all you need is a little time, patience and simple equipment, and you could build up reserves of your favorite cannabis genetics in no time. In a new study, funded in part by the Canadian government, researchers have developed a method for storing cannabis pollen for extended periods of time. Sufficient moisture was removed from the cannabis pollen before it was combined with baked whole wheat flour and stored in liquid nitrogen.
Cannabis pollen, crucial for seed generation, is the powdery, dusty, typically yellowish material produced by male cannabis plants or by the male flowers of hermaphroditic seed-producing plants. Whether cannabis fans are trying their green thumbs as a hobby, to reduce their monthly cannabis budget, or to provide stable access to medicinal buds, the amateur grower has a lot to learn. Collecting and storing pollen herb is a fantastic way to experiment with your cannabis plant, as well as to preserve the authentic and original genetics of the parent plant. It is interesting to note that cannabis pollen stored in liquid nitrogen without adequate moisture reduction did not germinate.
That said, pollen from the male cannabis plant is necessary for those looking to breed cannabis varieties, and it's also useful for those seeking to preserve the genetics of a given strain. I will cite the study and explain why this development is so important for cannabis breeders and for the entire cannabis industry. If you don't want to grow new seeds, the collection and storage of weed pollen are used to preserve cannabis genetics and are fertilized with female plants when needed. Properly sealed and stored cannabis seeds can be expected to last several years and, in many cases, longer.