Originally Posted by Emperortaima
Thats exactly what I was wanting to know. So you wait for them to start flowering then take a snippet and let it disperse it's pollen to collect and use later?
yes, pretty much. you have to wait till the balls are about ready to burst though.
you can put it kind of sideways in the shotglass(with water), so all the balls lean over the side above the glossy paper. then gently tap it once a day or so to make the pollen fall down, and when you have a bunch remove the piece of paper and scrape the pollen together. I like to then mix it 50/50 with flour(increases volume, but also makes it dust/blow around less if you accidentally breath on it or there's a draft or so).
also works with collecting some buds/branches on guerilla-spot, take them home and put into a shotglass.
I then store it in the fridge, don't know exactly how long it lasts but I've successfully used pollen that was around 2 months old I guess. pollen from 2-3 years ago was sterile though.