Ricordea fragging??

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  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi guys

    Has anyone fragged Rics successfully?

    Do they recover well?

    What is their growth rate like, do they grow as fast as mushrooms?

    Thanks.
     
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    Hey Dean, if I remember correctly I read somewhere that they can be fragged and will recover but it takes long :(
     
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    Yes, easy to frag , same as mushrooms but they do not recover or grow as quick as the discosoma`s.
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Thanks guys.

    Midas, did you cut into halves or quarters?
     
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    Halves but i`m sure quarters would be ok provided a little part of the mouth was present in each of them.
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Thanks, can you recall roughly how long it took to recover, sort of to the stage where you could frag it again?
     
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    Months as opposed to weeks for normal shrooms. Probably three actually.
     
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    I find they also take longer to attach to anything after fragging.
     
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    No problem with ricordea fragging.Cut it only in half and it closed in about 2-3 days.Left for 4 weeks to attach itself to a piece of rock.
     
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    R. florida frag better than R. yuma. Which species are you cutting?
     
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    what about using an elastic to slowly seperate into 2, like you can do on softies?
     
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    I have never tried this way but i guess it should work ok
     
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    I've fragged an orange ricordea florida into about 6 pieces before ;) Do take longer to heal then normal mushrooms but i've found the ricordea are just as tough. Just scarier to slice as they are so pretty :wubclub:
     
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    And expensive. I was so worried that I am going to cut a coral that cost a couple of hundred bucks into pieces...What if none of the frags survive.
    Removing them from the rock is also pretty scary.
    Ric Frags are very hardy, I have not lost one ricordea frag, where mushrooms seem to be more of a hit and miss for me.
    I prefer to slice them in 2 because they heal a bit quicker.
     
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    If you call that fragging :p

    PS: It has 12 heads now from the original 4 :)
     
  17. viper357

    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Thanks for everyones input.

    I've got no idea how to tell the difference between the two, these are the ones I am wanting to buy:

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    Those would be some very nice looking Florida's :)
     
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    wow good luck on the fragging viper...i must admit i would be too s**t scared!
    did my first frags this wekend on shrooms & still checking them "hourly":lol:
     
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    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Thanks for the ID.:)

    lol, It is rather nerve wracking the first time you frag something, but hugely satisfying when you make a success of it. Keep going, don't stop fragging :thumbup:
     
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