Anemone propagation

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hello friends
As im sure many of you are aware ,the majority of ornamental anemone species are in great need of captive propagation!
the collection of anemones for the ornamental trade is in no way sustainable and wild populations will take hundreds of years to recover from even mild harvesting

I will show you how simple and effective anemone propagation is and urge anyone with the space and time to try this! please

firstly your stock must be healthy ,well fed and stress free sor several months ,This is very important for success

iv decided to use a common carpet anemone (stichodactyla) for this demonstration
firstly you eill need

an anemone
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a very sharp knife/blade
i have decided to use a fileting knife
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you will wanto make a clean cut through the centre of the anemone
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after the cut

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please dont forget to rinse the anemone in a basin of tank waer after cutting it, this is very important as it release toxins under extreme stress that WILL wipe out yor system
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not not even five minutes after the cut and the anemone is aleady showing sichns of healing the two effected areas are pinching closed
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here are the two halves just 30 minutes after being returnet to the grow out systen
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I hope you have enjoyed this

regards

calvin
 

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wow nice nennie:thumbup:
 
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warr this can be done to most species
thanks ocean
 
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warr this can be done to most species
thanks ocean
If it's this easy, I think all anemone owners need to propagate (when big enough) and we stop putting strain on the natural oceans.

Any idea how long till you can split again after initial cut ?
 
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i will do the next split in 2 weeks
Anthony Calfo says you can propagate over 1000 specimens from one anemone in one year
 
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amazing.... how long till it gross back to it's original size?

Why don't LFS do this, it would give them better profits anyway?
 
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i will do the next split in 2 weeks
Anthony Calfo says you can propagate over 1000 specimens from one anemone in one year
Wow, you need to know what you doing to get this sort of "production"
 
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hi anemone great to have you on the forum!
yes iv propagated several species mainly sps but also seahorses ,please take a look at my thread "my propagation farm from the beginning"
 
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here are the anmones this morning
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hi anemone great to have you on the forum!
yes iv propagated several species mainly sps but also seahorses ,please take a look at my thread "my propagation farm from the beginning"
Thank you Calvin!

Have you propagated any other species of anemones?

Your anemone is healing nicely! Great job!
 
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Looking great Calvin, but a bit of advice to newbies to propagating, if you are unsure whether your anemone state of health is up to it, ask people like Calvin and Brenda, to name only two on this forum, for advice. I'm sure they 'll give proper guidance.

Cheers
 

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