Dremel Tool

Discussion in 'Propagation' started by nudibranch, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. nudibranch

    nudibranch Guest

    Can I use a dremel to frag zoas?
  2. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    U can't cut rock with bone cutter or dikes
  3. mavjoy

    mavjoy Guest

    I'm sure you can..just have the right bit to cut them up :) ...a diamond bit is good for cutting rocks and plugs.
  4. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Gloves and goggles!
  5. yardartist

    yardartist Guest

    With eye protection I have cut the rock or rubble the zoanthid is attached to, then I broke the rock through with a screw driver twisting it in the cut, leaving the coral connecting the two pieces, and then I sliced the coral with a box cutter or razor. Cut with the dremel from the back side. If the rock is too thick then using a band saw to make cut to then break the rock would work. I wouldn't cut the animal with the dremel or saw.

    Can you show a photograph of what you are trying to cut?
  6. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    I would use bone cutter on rocks. dremel is good for cutting plugs but for zoas specifically on plugs i just scrape them off with a razor( I use ceramic plugs I wouldn't recommend scraping on a rubble plug). If you decide dremel is the way to go, go from the underside then when you get near the flesh use a razor to cut the flesh then snap the plug/rock. Try to avoid flesh-to-dremel contact as much as possible the friction will heat up the coral and basically cook it.

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