Pincushion

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  1. Dean76

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    I would like to know if there is anyway one could attach a pincushion to a piece of rock?
     
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    tagging along... cause i want to know how to do this.

    Elastic Band
    Super Glue
    Etc.... will be doing this soon also.
     
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    i used an elastic band
     
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    Needle and thread is the most secure
     
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    I´ve found that rubber bands and netting harm the tissue, got better results putting them into a box with pieces of coral rubble and letting them attach for themselves, then super glue the pieces to a bigger rock. Adhesives do not work if applied directly to the tissue.
     
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    Thanks for the help and ideas on this. It is appreciated.
     
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    Cable ties also work, and you can take it off once the coral have attached itself
     
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    Thanks Sean for the info.
     
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    i just lodged my leather in between 2 rock peices,hope it eventually attachs
     
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    I have 2 small one's. Size of a R2 coin.

    They doing very well but they very close to eachother.

    I think i'm going to use the needle and thread for this one as they very small.
     
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    can u explain how exactly u do it with needle and thread?do u sew into the coral?
     
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    at the base of the pin cushion you sew through there and tie it onto the rock
     
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    oh ok,cool.
    how long does it take to attach to a rock?the average time?mine has been doubled in size,but doesnt look like it is attached.
     
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    Depends

    Ive seen Xenia attach in 4 days. Remove the elastic band and see if it is attached.
     
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    Like Sean said, use cable ties. Don't wedge them between two rocks, cause will graft itself onto both, unless thats how you want your scaping for life. Also be prepared for the sulk, where they sulk for a week, worse than your wife ever has, but when they open up, they much bigger than before the sulk:biggrin:
     
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    Ok I have decided to go with placing the pincushion in a small plastic bottle with some small pieces of live rock. Attached please see photo and let me know if this is correct? Is it about 3 to 4 weeks for him/her to attached some pieces of rock or is it longer? Then once the small pieces have attached could I then glue/putty him/her down to the rock I want it on? Thanks for all the help in advance.
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    It shouldnt take that long to attach. That guy is quiet big. I would have put a bigger piece of rock below his base so he attaches to the whole rock instead of pieces. Once he is attached yes then you can putty it to another rock.
     
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    Thanks for that. He/she is not that big I just photographed it with a 100mm macro lens. Will keep you up-date and re-photographed once he/she has been placed.
     
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