How much pollen spent per bud?

Jim Sproul,

I read Your article at

I am wondering how You performed 109 pollinations with pollen from six flower buds.

When I used a brush, it took the sticky liquid from the pistils and after some pollinations the brush itself took lots of pollen instead of giving it to the pistils.

When I used my finger, it is the same.

After two or three pollinations my finger is sticky, takes lots of pollen and will never transfer it to the pistils.

Is there a trick I don´t know?