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Old 07-12-2004, 11:21 PM   #1
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Fragging toadstool

My toadstool is having problem standing upright so I figured I might try to frag him. Do I just cut the stalk say half way up and then attach it to another rock? From what I gather the bottom half should then grow into anther toadstool?
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That's not really going to help if it's top heavy though.. it would be better to cut a donut around the cap.
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That's not really going to help if it's top heavy though.. it would be better to cut a donut around the cap.
I just thougth maybe the stalk was too long? I think it may be because the rock it's on is very small as well, if I secured the rock that would probably help but I was hoping I could frag it and get 2 corals
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If you cut about an inch deep all the way around the cap you can make a bunch of frags out of that. Say about 2"x1" pieces attached to a disc made from reef putty or something.
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There's a great book on coral propagation by Anthony Calfo.
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If you cut about an inch deep all the way around the cap you can make a bunch of frags out of that. Say about 2"x1" pieces attached to a disc made from reef putty or something.
What is reef putty? I"m scared of cutting it up that much but I may just try it 8)
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That's actually the recommended method of fragging. Cutting straight through the stalk can work but apparently it's a bit risky.

Reef putty is exactly what it sounds like :P it's used to stick rocks together or attach frags to rocks. The good stuff turns a nice purple once it's cured and looks just like coralline.
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There's a great book on coral propagation by Anthony Calfo.
I actually have it but haven't had much time to read lately. So when I cut around this guy do I try to slice as far down the stalk as possible so I have like 4-5 mini toadstools? If i understand you correctly there will be a 2x1" top and then a thin piece of stalk on each frag?

I have some of that putty left from my last project!
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well i cut my toad stool stock and it is growing to a 2nd one right now. the cup is starting to form and get it define shape. and the other one is wateing to be sent off.
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There's a great book on coral propagation by Anthony Calfo.
I actually have it but haven't had much time to read lately. So when I cut around this guy do I try to slice as far down the stalk as possible so I have like 4-5 mini toadstools? If i understand you correctly there will be a 2x1" top and then a thin piece of stalk on each frag?

I have some of that putty left from my last project!
I probably didn't explain it very well. Think of it like a pizza and you're cutting the crust off
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