EnderTurtle's: Tye Dye Jawbreaker Tracking

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Enderturtle, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    • Tyedye/Jawbreaker Discosoma Mushroom
    • Purchased: Diablo Corals March 2015
    • Feeding
      • Rarely eats food but sometimes will eat mysis/pellets if dropped directly on mouth and flow turned off.
    • Propagation
      • No one has been able to cut a jawbreaker and have it live.
      • Most of the time you get baby jawbreakers by "autopedal laceration" they leave pieces of their foot behind and it becomes a baby jawbreaker.
    March 2015

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    March 2016

    June 25, 2016


    June 25, 2016 - Baby jawbreaker forming

    July 12, 2016 - This baby jawbreaker started with a BIG chunk of red coloration.

    July 12, 2016 One more baby jawbreaker is forming while the mother is moving towards the right. I notice she was moving this way and there was going to be a drop off beneath her foot so I put a rock there so she can attach. A drifting jawbreaker is a dead jawbreaker.

    My thoughts? If you notice your jawbreaker wanting to move, put it on a slope to encourage moving. This increases the chance of them leaving babies behind.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2016
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  2. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    I can't tell the scale of those pics. How big is your coral?
  3. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    The jawbreaker momma is about 3.5 inches diameter when happy

    It was super small at the beginning probably the size of a big nickel.
  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    A big nickel? I thought all nickels were the same size. :)
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  5. F6553066

    F6553066 Guest

    Thanks for sharing.
    Dick F
  6. Baykes

    Baykes Webmaster

    Beautiful specimen! I like the greens spots that are coming out in the most recent pictures. I have been eyeing one of these mushrooms from Neptunes... One day:rolleyes:
  7. FloridaMan

    FloridaMan Guest

    Wow, what an amazing piece! Very clever with the slope.
  8. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    July 12, 2016 One more baby jawbreaker is forming near the front as the mother continues to moves to the right.

    Picture in first post.
  9. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    That's so cool congratulations.
  10. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    congrats, I just leave mine on the rock and don't touch it. Lost my other JB messing with its placement etc.
  11. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

  12. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    July 12, 2016 - This baby jawbreaker started with a BIG chunk of red coloration.
  13. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    Lucky guy. You must be a proud new father.

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