I was going to send this privately to a member, but decided others might be interested. This is how I take out pollen (from an Aeranthes grandiflora in this case) and pack it for storage or shipping. I have pulled down the lip for easier access. Tip of the toothpick is showing the anther cap that covers the pollinia Pull the anther cap back to uncover the pollinia. Sometimes the pollinia are inside the anther cap that has been removed, sometimes (as in this case) it is still attached to the column, and sometimes it flips out/drops out and gets lost on the table. The anther cap is in front of the flower here and you can see where the pollinia fit inside it. A close-up showing the pollinia. The upper one is still in place and the lower one is slightly out of position put still attached to the column by a stretchy sticky filament that would normally attach itself to the pollinator.