New to fragging

Discussion in 'Propagation' started by fishez4alivin, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. I've been lurking for awhile, and want to get more involved. I have some nice Monti's, setosa, appleberry that I can probably frag and submit to DBTC. I have read about "pico sized" frags, but since I don't have any experience fragging at all, well except for accidental fragging, I was wondering if I could maybe get someone more experienced to frag my corals out to submit. My setosa actually has a few nodules that have branched out since the plug is fully encrusted, I guess I can break those off? They would be small frags, like 3/8-1/2".

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj173/fishez4alivin/montifragspots.jpg[/img]
     
  2. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Be careful fragging setosa. My experience is that it can be a little sensitive. the one on the left looks like it is pretty close. Not sure if I would mess with the 2 on the right just yet.
     
  3. Thanks, I will wait for it to grow out a little more. For some reason, this coral grows pretty fast in my system. I've had it for 2 months and all those nodules have grown ourward from the original plug, I can actually notice a difference from where its begun to encrust the rock its on. This is the same frag from 9/21

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj173/fishez4alivin/new056.jpg[/img]

    So maybe I'll wait a couple more weeks and have a decent frag to give away
     
  4. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Wait for it to grow bigger man.. No need to rush.. We will be here a year from now. ;D
     
  5. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    If you come to the meeting on Saturday you'll get a primer on fragging using shears, tile saws, dremels, etc. including different mounting schemes.

    Plus, there will be some free coral there ;)
     
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    My fragging tool of choice when dealing "branches"... available at most drug stores in the foot care aisle
     
  7. [quote author=tuberider link=topic=4778.msg58138#msg58138 date=1223586416]
    If you come to the meeting on Saturday you'll get a primer on fragging using shears, tile saws, dremels, etc. including different mounting schemes.

    Plus, there will be some free coral there ;)

    I wish, in my business, weekends off are few and too far between...


    [/quote]
     
  8. [img width=750 height=1000]http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj173/fishez4alivin/msetosa001.jpg[/img]

    Just posting growth since Oct 9th...the piece I wanted to frag has started growing a second branch
     

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