Red St. Thomas Mushroom Growth Tracking

Discussion in 'Coral' started by Enderturtle, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    So I picked up this Red St. Thomas Mushroom from a local collector.

    Absolutely gorgeous coral.

    A little bit about St. Thomas Mushrooms.
    • There's currently a mushroom craze at the moment. Strange/Unique/Uncommon mushrooms are being bought up fast and sold for high amounts.
    • St. Thomas Mushrooms are pretty rare now a days. The last time I seen a St. Thomas mushroom at a local fish store was at Neptune Aquatics in 2014 and it was nonfluorescent gray, AND the store only had one.
    • As a member of the Rhodactis genus, it takes a beating and can easily be fragged down the middle with a bandsaw, which is what happened to my frag. You can see it was fragged on the left side and has already regenerated its mouth.

    Picture of what an unfragged Red St. Thomas mushroom looks like.

    You might call the St. Thomas Mushroom, the original "bounce" mushroom since it had bubbles before bubbles were cool. :cool:

    I'll post pictures as it grows, eats, and stuff before I take it out back and frag it in the head. Stuff I learn about it.
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  2. zeeGGee

    zeeGGee Guest


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  3. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    You always get some interesting specimens. I'd like to see how this one turns out.
  4. HiFidelity

    HiFidelity Guest

    Hey thanks for showing that, can you make us a video when you take it out back & frag it in the head, muahaha

  5. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    I like it
  6. Drwonga

    Drwonga Guest

    Wow! That is spectacular! I had no idea mushrooms could look like that!
  7. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Yeah its a really neat mushroom.

    Ive noticed it does not grow as fast as the bounce mushrooms.

    My bounce has fully recovered and rounded out but this st thomas mushroom is still kinda half.
  8. Brandon Hamamoto

    Brandon Hamamoto Supporting Member

    Is this St. Thomas the same one I got in the first picture? @Enderturtle
  9. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Yup same exact one just fully healed. The Green coloration faded under my kessils. Maybe it will get green again for you.
  10. Brandon Hamamoto

    Brandon Hamamoto Supporting Member

    Okay i'll keep this thread updated but thanks to Enderturtle for the St. Thomas! Updated photo of it currently. It will be under 8bulb t5 at around 100 par
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  11. monkeybiz

    monkeybiz Guest

    That's a great looking shroom!
  12. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Agreed, @Brandon Hamamoto, Let me know when you frag this one or it splits. I want one.
  13. Brandon Hamamoto

    Brandon Hamamoto Supporting Member

  14. Brandon Hamamoto

    Brandon Hamamoto Supporting Member

    just thought this was a unique shot of the St. Thomas Mushroom. Fed it reef roids and it closes up like this when it eats lol
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  15. nly04

    nly04 Guest

  16. TNT32D

    TNT32D Guest

    That's awesome
  17. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

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