Pollen from a named flower species, representative of the typically large, sticky pollen grains that insect pollinated plants produce.
Use for microscopic examination.
- Use a fine paint brush to extract tiny quantities at a time.
- A dry mount using a coverslip works best.
- Compare bottom lighting, top lighting (best) and dark field (also excellent).
- Mount in water to observe the artefacts introduced due to osmotic uptake of water causing the pollen grains to expand and sometimes rupture.
Pack contains: Pollen sample. With careful use, quantity suitable for 50-100 slides.
NCEA Level 2 Biology: AS 2.3 Adaptations of plants to their way of life.
Science: Living World L5-8.
Pollination, Reproduction, Microscopy.