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#337323 - 06/02/13 08:49 AM Pond Pollen Help!!
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Is there any way to help get rid if pollen on my pond? My pond is about 1.5 acres in the middle of a woods. There is no electric near the pond - so no aeration or diffuser. Any suggestions?

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#337327 - 06/02/13 09:22 AM Re: Pond Pollen Help!! [Re: French River]
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Pollen can be unsightly, but I've never found a way to skim it off. Fortunately, rain makes it disappear.
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If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
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#337335 - 06/02/13 10:26 AM Re: Pond Pollen Help!! [Re: sprkplug]
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Conifer pollen is bad right now, Oak Pollen was prevalent 2 weeks ago.
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#337353 - 06/02/13 12:13 PM Re: Pond Pollen Help!! [Re: French River]
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We get cedar pollen at our pond. It's bright green and grainy and floats.

We found two methods work to remove cedar pollen:

1. Make a make shift net (we used old fabric) and skim the pollen from the surface of the pond. This takes a long time and is labor intensive. However if enough adult beverages are consumed during the process it can become quite amusing. We found the best method was to wait until wind blew the pollen to one corner of the pond and net the heck out of it.

2. Wait for nature to take it's course and eventually it will go away.
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#337363 - 06/02/13 12:32 PM Re: Pond Pollen Help!! [Re: jeffhasapond]
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Originally Posted By: jeffhasapond
We get cedar pollen at our pond. It's bright green and grainy and floats.

We found two methods work to remove cedar pollen:

1. Make a make shift net (we used old fabric) and skim the pollen from the surface of the pond. This takes a long time and is labor intensive. However if enough adult beverages are consumed during the process it can become quite amusing. We found the best method was to wait until wind blew the pollen to one corner of the pond and net the heck out of it.

2. Wait for nature to take it's course and eventually it will go away.

Unfortunately, pollen removal has been found to be harmful to the Quino Checkerspot Butterfly. Restoration of the glassy, mirror-like surface causes the butterflies to try to mate with their reflections, resulting in unacceptable mortality by drowning. The proper authorities have been notified, and are even now planning to drain the offending BOW and replant the space with buttercups.

Any loss of GSF which might occur is of course completely unintended.

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#337365 - 06/02/13 12:49 PM Re: Pond Pollen Help!! [Re: French River]
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We will never surrender our pond to the dreaded butterfly.











They will have to pry my butterfly net from cold dying hands.









And put it back in my butterfly net holster that is attached to my Brazilian Cut Neoprene Cod Piece.
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#337398 - 06/02/13 03:14 PM Re: Pond Pollen Help!! [Re: jeffhasapond]
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Originally Posted By: jeffhasapond
We will never surrender our pond to the dreaded butterfly.











They will have to pry my butterfly net from cold dying hands.









And put it back in my butterfly net holster that is attached to my Brazilian Cut Neoprene Cod Piece.



And we were doing so well without hearing about that....

Hijack over!
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#337427 - 06/02/13 05:56 PM Re: Pond Pollen Help!! [Re: French River]
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Originally Posted By: French River
Is there any way to help get rid if pollen on my pond? My pond is about 1.5 acres in the middle of a woods. ...............


ok i'll be the straight man........cut the trees down......j/k

like jhap mentioned, i get alot from pines and oaks as well, i let nature take its course, on my pond it helps keep the FA from forming for a time cause it helps block light. i would rather have the pollen than FA.
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#337448 - 06/02/13 09:09 PM Re: Pond Pollen Help!! [Re: French River]
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You can stir it up manually and it will sink.
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