While chatting with Norman last night, he convinced me to try an alternative means of propping plates without cutting them. This all goes back to the prop plate, Fungia fralinae, that was placed into the swap. Norman noted that when the fully formed fungia grew to a decent size, it would pop off. What Norman found out was that as the plates popped off the skeleton, bits of tissue were left behind (as noted with actinic lights). Upon further research, Norman saw that it was a viable mean of proprogation. So, to see how this works, I'm currently experimenting with a different plate, Diaseris fragilis. This method is interesting in that it doesn't require cutting the plate and thereby change the shape. we'll find out in about a month or so how effective this is when I intend to remove the attachments.