Pincushion Question

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  1. Warr7207

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    One of my pincushions has "fallen" over. The stalk is now growing sideways against the substrate and then upwards.

    Is this OK or should I prop it up ?
     
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  3. Alfie

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    Put a piece of LR under it and it will attach and you can cut it let the old piece make a new head.
     
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    Will that work with this boy

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    Easily IMHO
     
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    Should not be a problem Warren.
     
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    Should I put the new piece of LR right under the head ?

    How long should I accept it to weld on to the new rock ?
     
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    Under the head will be fine, should attach with 1-2 months.
     
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    The pincushion has now righted itself, basically grow straight up again.

    Do these extract water or something to be able to do this ?
     
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    Hi Warren - yes - they "suck in water" - that's how soft-corals are able to "sulk" (contract) and expand as well - this is done by the myriad of tiny polyps in the whole of the soft-coral body....
     
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    Thanks J :)
     
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    Cool Warren! You could actually "cut the leather" off where it grows onto the new rock - and have a completely new coral grow from the old / original "stalk" :thumbup:
     
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    That's what I was doing. Then the coral decided to stand up, WeirdO ;)
     
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    He saw you through the glass working with a knife:lol::lol:
     
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    OK starting to get the cushion "grabbing" on to the liverock

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    yeah thses things attach very fast,around 2 weeks and they stuck together
     
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    So what will start happening, will I get one BIG pincushion stalk, or will it start another stalk ?
     
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    no it will just be one,unless you frag it
     
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