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Old 12-09-2003, 12:06 AM   #1
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fragging 101

my colt coral is growing like a weed. how do i frag it when the time comes?
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Old 12-09-2003, 12:23 AM   #2
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Sharp pair of scissors and some intestinal fortitude. Fragging it is easy, getting the frags to attatch to it's own rock is the PITA
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where do you snip it though?
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I tend to snip just above the base of a branch, I do not cut into the trunk and try not to snip any really thick branches although that is sometimes unavoidable. If your going to snip a bunch of branches do it over the course of a few days, also make sure the mother colony and the frags get good waterflow after the fragging. They can actually smother themselves with slime, good waterflow will move the excess slime off of them
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These things will really slime. Its a defense mechinisum so just be prepaired. Lots of water to rinse the frags and mother colony in after the fragging.

They will be really slippery once you start the process. Wash your hands very well after the fact.
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thanks guys, not had the guts to try this yet.
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I read a neat way to frag colts on Garf, since they are all slippery and tend to not stay put you can do this:

1. get a little piece of baserock
2. get a plastic cocktail sword and glue the handle end into the baserock so the sword part is pointing up (you can clip off the handle first of ya want)
3. cut a few frags off of your colt and spear the pieces onto the sword
4. Finally, put a dollop of glue on the end of the sword so the colt pieces don't float off

This was from www.garf.org from this link:
http://www.garf.org/trever/colt/COLTmoves.html
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great info guys. thanks!
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Colts are a true pain to frag/attach.

One method that I *finally* had success with - plastic tie wraps/aka "cable ties" or "zip ties".

I find with these, I can "snug" them down just enough so that the frag doesn't escape the rock, but they don't tend to squeeze/cut through the coral like a rubber band does.

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