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    Propagating Mushrooms?

    I have lovely green striped mushroms i want to start Propagating so i can have lots to put in my 90gal and maybe start trading..

    Thanks..

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    do i just slice head off rock? leave the stem? then cut the head into 4 pieces lol?

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    just cut a piece off and attach it with a needle or tooth pick to a rock of piece of sponge an let it grow

    or u can try cutting a piece off and using netting, strap it on a rock..


    http://garf.org/trever/MUSH.html

    should be real easy

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    You can slice it off the rock and the stem with grow into a new shroom as well. If you have a small clear plastic container, you can put the shrooms in there with some rubble and they should attach. If you use a toothpick for any corals, use plastic... not wooden.

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    The answers you seek can be found in this thread:

    http://aquariacanada.com/forums/show...ight=mushrooms

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    Just curious...why plastic toothpicks and not wooden ones?
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    I don't know how productive this is.
    If you have a large mushroom and for example you divide that in 4 small peices it will take long time for those peices to become alive and start grow.
    I think if you keep the big mushroom happy on the tank, by itself is going to produce small ones. Once they produce one you should expect lots more to come in a matter of days.
    Remember you still have the big one and couple of small ones that mostlikely will grow faster than the pieces.
    Arton

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    While we're talking about mushrooms, I have some blue ones in my tank at work.
    Often, they seperate from the rock and float around and find a new home.
    Is this normal? I'm wondering if there perhaps wasn't enough light for them. My 20g at work has an Eclipse lid with 2 lights, one standard light and one Coral Sun.
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    Originally posted by art
    I don't know how productive this is.
    If you have a large mushroom and for example you divide that in 4 small peices it will take long time for those peices to become alive and start grow.
    I think if you keep the big mushroom happy on the tank, by itself is going to produce small ones. Once they produce one you should expect lots more to come in a matter of days.
    Remember you still have the big one and couple of small ones that mostlikely will grow faster than the pieces.
    I think this is true... I have 3 very large mushrooms that extend well over 5" x 3" thick when mid-day happy... a few months ago I had 4.. now I have 12 on the same rock.. it seems they are reproducing rapidly!

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    I cut the head off one of my mushrooms tonight and used zap gel to glue the head to a small rock. the piece stuck just fine and so far both halves look ok (well they havent turned to mush yet anyway..)

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