Fragging my Uranium Bounce Mushroom

Discussion in 'Propagation' started by Enderturtle, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Gonna document the fragging and recovery process of my Uranium Bounce Mushroom.

    Lineaged back to Darwin from LC. Purchased at ReefApalooza 2015.

    Fragging method: Razor Blade then Bandsaw to separate the plug.

    Tips:
    • Try to include the mouth in your frag.
    • These mushrooms like to eat; I think having pieces of a mouth = faster mouth regeneration = faster growth rate.
    • We know these mushrooms can propagate themselves via pedal laceration and self-bissection. Most commonly they clone themselves by splitting a piece of their foot.

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    Size: 3 inch diameter when super happy.

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    Get sliced sucka!!!

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    Yesss glorious mushroom guts and deflated bubbles!

    I anticipate a full recovery within the next month. These overpriced new craze mushrooms heal quickly and can take a beating.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2016
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  2. Merith

    Merith Guest

    Did you cut through a bubble when you fragged it? I've always wondered how they would take that.


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  3. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Probably cut through some bubbles. I made sure to avoid cutting through the grand daddy bubbles.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2016
  4. POOLSCAPES

    POOLSCAPES Guest

    Are selling the smaller half. If so let me know.
     
  5. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    Looking nice Michael.
     
  6. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Approximately 24 hours after fragging, bubbles have re-inflated, but not yet to previous sizes. Guts are not hanging out and the rim has folded downwards.

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    I will be keeping the small frag with the super big bubbles.

    Thinking about raffling off the other half at the members frag swap.

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    Side view. See that white tip near the bubbles. Thats a profile view of the mouth.

    Lets see if having part of the mouth = faster mouth regeneration.

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    Get off that mushroom its worth more than you shrimpy!!!
     
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  7. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    So how is it looking now? :)
     
  8. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    2/8/2016

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    Larger frag healing up nicely

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    Smaller frag doing fine as well.

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    Next up on the chopping block.
     
  9. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Are any of these going up at the frag swap in March?
     
  10. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    The green one I will probably raffle off.

    But I will be bringing some nice frags to the BAR frag swap. Wont be going to the diablo swap personally because its too far and I prefer swapping with club members than random strangers.

    These bounce mushrooms are expensive at the moment. I bought the green one for 150$ and the yellow green one for $400.
     
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  11. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    ouch, cash money
     
  12. Merith

    Merith Guest

    You should come take a look at the stock I got left one of these days might be able to work out a trade+cash for the wwc one


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  13. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Is that a tubipora I see on that frag plug?
     
  14. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Yup white and green.

    Got it from Neptune Aquatics about 1 month ago. He had big colonies of them last Sunday.
     
  15. humu

    humu Guest

    Wow...very nice. Its really amazing how much these 'shrooms are going for. Really pretty though.
     
  16. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I don't know if they're $400 pretty though.
     
  17. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Larger Green Bounce frag fully healed
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    In about 21 days, the flesh has reached back and reattached the other piece of flesh, forming a fully round mushroom again. Fragging bounces = easy.


    Yeah theyre more of a collector coral.

    Coral pricing is primarily set by coral vendors/LFS, but is heavily affected by demand. There was a time when a polyp of Red Hornet Zoas were 50$ per polyp. Now youre lucky if you can sell them for 5$ per polyp.

    I do foresee the price of these bounce mushrooms dropping, pretty soon too, primarily as a result of successful propagation by hobbyists. There is gossip that the original wwc bounce mushroom was illegally collected from the carribeans or possibly a hitchhiker.

    Since then, no store has been able to bring in wild wwc bounce mushrooms. You only see them being sold by hobbyists who propagate them and stores that also propagate them.

    Its all supply and demand though. Prices usually always go down for new corals.
     
  18. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    2/26/16 Fully healed with mouth in the middle.

    Well guess what mushroom! I'm gonna frag you again. :cool:
    • Donating one half to the BAR Members Frag Swap raffle
    • Putting the other half in DBTC :D

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  19. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    lol! Awesome!
     
  20. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    That was quick.
     

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