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Discussion in 'Propagation' started by xcaret, Sep 22, 2010.
Any tips on how to get them off a rock and is it slicing between mouths only?
I need two nice rics removed as well I'm watching this
I always remove my rics by using a pair of bone shears on the rock underneath the foot. That way, I can superglue the thin layer of rock to another. If you are splitting for propagation, going through the mouth with a razor blade is preferred. But, I've seen them be ok after taking off 1/4 or so.
So cutting middle of the mouth or a section that does not have a mouth (yet)?
I've always cut them up like pizza, or taken slices out of the skirt of a larger one.... mouth or no mouth.. multiple mouthed ricordea can be separated into single ricordea with its own mouth by simply cutting them as such.
Ricordea can be removed on rocks, but the rock and way the ricordea is anchored makes a difference. For example, a ricordea on a smooth rock may be able to be removed with a credit card, or something plastic with a small flat end to pry with. If a ricordea is anchored in a rock, it is easier to hang the rock upside down(assuming you can remove it from the tank) and cut the entire head off with scissors via the foot.
After removal/propagation I recommend a little lugol's dip/tank water mix to help it heal.
Ricordea pizza party, sound tempting.
Any tips on growing these suckers. I have a beautiful dark blue one that hasn't done anything. It's been moved all around the tank for different lighting and it still barely expands. Never found a place where it looked happy. Right now I'm trying a shaded spot with it tilted edge wise to the lights.
R. florida or R. yuma?
I've read they can be fed (sprung/delbek), but it hasn't shown interest in any foods.