Anemone reproduction

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  1. Rod

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    While browsing around I came across a reference to "fragging" anemonies. Anybody have any knowledge and or links?
    Anthony Calfo seems to know about this, but since my copy of his book on coral propagation went missing I can't check up if he refers to it in the book.
    http://forum.marinedepot.com/Topic69553-13-1.aspx
     
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  3. calvin

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    You can cut them in half with a sharp knife .make sure to rinse the anemone before returning it to the tank.I dont think this applies to radianthus species
     
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    Yip Calfo just slices them in half. Through the mouth. He did it to a Quadricolor at IMACSA. The audience was dead silent. The anemone was starting to heal by the next day. Less than 24hrs.
     
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    Im not sure if it doesnt apply to hetaractus or radianthus
     
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    I asked him about Heteracis Crispa, he said they should be okay to cut(Leather or Sebae anemeone) So those should be safe to frag.
     
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    I cut my Heteractis malu into three two days ago. I think two pieces would have been more sensible. The half seems to be doing okay. Some of the tentacles are inflated. The two quarters are looking a bit rough.

    I haven't wanted to stake them down so they've drifted a bit in the tank and become wedged in rocks. I think a dedicated tank would have been better.

    Will report back as things progress.

    It seems like there's a bit of a fine line between "fragging" your anemone and "killing" your anemone.
     
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