Fragging chalices...

Discussion in 'Propagation' started by sfsuphysics, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Perry's thread got me thinking of chalices, I'm not a big chalice person myself, I have a few, but my growth is kind of so-so on most. However with the swap coming up I started to think a bit more about some of what I might bring.

    Question 1: How big do you usually want to wait before fragging a chalice? I know it's really subjective, but what's a good size to start fragging?

    Chalice one: The alien one, has a ton of eyes on it, however the size is a bit small (use frag disc as a reference). It's not exactly a fast growing one either (I don't feed it actively mind you).
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    Chalice two: Great balls of fire mochachino chalice (aka BAR chalice #something). Again a bunch of eyes, but the over all width is about as big as a a frag plug (it's a bit tall too, like a gumdrop shape.
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    Question 2: Where do you frag around if you don't know where the mouths are?

    Chalice three: One I got ages ago, it's blue-grey, it's fairly big, but I don't see eye/mouth one on the damn thing, and never have. So where would you chop that up? I realize that "chalice" really is a very generic term, and all might not have the same features, but it should have some sort of feeding mechanism shouldn't it?
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  2. mpoletti

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    Those look like they want to be fragged to me :)
     
  3. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

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    Bring em down Mike. I will chop em for you.
     
  4. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

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    Bryan has an awesome band saw that will cut those thing up like butter. Great survival rate too
     
  5. GreshamH

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    One thing I will and others will warn you about. Don't cut them too often or too much. You can and will loose them that way.
     
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Mark, surely you have stuff way better than this, plus you don't have any room in your tank :p

    Bryan, as soon as I patch up the rowboat I'll try to make it down :D I was more concerned about should I frag them up (first two) due to size, and what do I frag of the last one.

    I'll see what I can to make a care package of things to be fragged and maybe swing on down... of course I might have to dust off my frag tank too, since there ain't room in my tank.

    I really don't want to frag them much, hell since I got the alien chalice at the last swap (6ish months ago) it hasn't grown terribly much, but I figured since the swap was coming up I'd see what I could do about putting in some OTS into the swap (Other Than Sticks)
     

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