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Old 02/26/2018, 04:38 PM   #1
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Slicing mushrooms in half

Just realized I posted in the wrong section earlier. Can I slice a mushroom in half while itís still attached to its original rock? Or will the two halves fuse back together? Thanks


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Old 02/27/2018, 07:58 AM   #2
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If you slice it should turn into two mushrooms just be sure to give it a quick dip after cutting to help prevent infection.


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Old 03/08/2018, 03:33 PM   #3
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Remember that a mushroom will reproduce by itself. Mushrooms walk around buy very slowly and as they do a small section of the foot will tears off and make new mushrooms. My mushrooms do that quite regularly. Some more than others.


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Old 03/11/2018, 02:39 PM   #4
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Remember that a mushroom will reproduce by itself. Mushrooms walk around buy very slowly and as they do a small section of the foot will tears off and make new mushrooms. My mushrooms do that quite regularly. Some more than others.
^ This. A colony of mushrooms that I bought less than 6 months ago has already doubled their population.


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Old 03/19/2018, 06:57 AM   #5
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it might turn into two or it might fuse back together.

years ago I did an experiment where I put several coralimorphs into a blender and dumped the resulting sludge into a tank. needless to say within about 6 months the tank was extremely over-run with mushrooms. (this tank was dedicated for this purpose) it was pretty cool.


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Old 03/19/2018, 03:17 PM   #6
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years ago I did an experiment where I put several coralimorphs into a blender and dumped the resulting sludge into a tank. needless to say within about 6 months the tank was extremely over-run with mushrooms. (this tank was dedicated for this purpose) it was pretty cool.
Hilarious.

I wonder if anyone would be brave enough to do this to a jawbreaker?


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Old 03/19/2018, 09:11 PM   #7
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I cut a very large Amplexidiscus in half, both halves survived. When I initially pulled the parent from my tank it left behind a half dozen or so small spots on the rockwork, and most of them survived.


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Old 03/21/2018, 10:05 PM   #8
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I've cut them before...but I feel like they can pop off little babies just as quick as waiting for them to heal enough to be cut again.

But to answer your question, I've never seen them fuse back together. If you can get them to reattach to one another...then start fusing different colored mushrooms together and become a millionaire!


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Old 03/25/2018, 06:28 AM   #9
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with coralimorph, it's been proven time and again, pretty much any amount of flesh can recover and create another coralimorph under proper conditions. recovery time is greatly increased when a piece of the mouth is attached to the segment in question.


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Old 03/27/2018, 12:20 PM   #10
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If you can get them to reattach to one another...then start fusing different colored mushrooms together and become a millionaire!
Frankenshrooms!


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Old 03/31/2018, 12:11 AM   #11
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it might turn into two or it might fuse back together.

years ago I did an experiment where I put several coralimorphs into a blender and dumped the resulting sludge into a tank. needless to say within about 6 months the tank was extremely over-run with mushrooms. (this tank was dedicated for this purpose) it was pretty cool.
Ive done this and six months later had zero new mushrooms. What i found out is that all the scavengers actually love those little pieces of mushrooms and they ate them all especially the spaghetti worms.


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Old 03/31/2018, 12:12 AM   #12
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Just realized I posted in the wrong section earlier. Can I slice a mushroom in half while itís still attached to its original rock? Or will the two halves fuse back together? Thanks
In my experience they usually just fuse back together unless you get every piece of tissue separated which is really hard without removing one half.


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Old 04/13/2018, 01:32 PM   #13
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They will typically fuse back if they are still touching. Can try and get thin plastic to keep seperate for a week til starting to heal


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Old 04/19/2018, 05:47 PM   #14
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it might turn into two or it might fuse back together.

years ago I did an experiment where I put several coralimorphs into a blender and dumped the resulting sludge into a tank. needless to say within about 6 months the tank was extremely over-run with mushrooms. (this tank was dedicated for this purpose) it was pretty cool.
I want to believe this is true. Can you elaborate which type you did this with? Have any pics?


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Old 04/25/2018, 05:42 PM   #15
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common red discosoma, common green "watermelon" striped discosoma, and a green pebble front. let em see about pictures they were all on photobucket so not sure if I can find them.


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Old 04/25/2018, 05:48 PM   #16
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I literally cant even acess the photobucket acount they are on. I tried all I can see is bucket photos from that acount from years ago. it kills me thousands of pictures lost


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Old 04/25/2018, 08:24 PM   #17
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I literally cant even acess the photobucket acount they are on. I tried all I can see is bucket photos from that acount from years ago. it kills me thousands of pictures lost
We are now using Google photos. A few dollars a month for 100Gb. Set up auto pay with credit card.
Hoping it will still be there years from now.
If I remember to update the card when the current card expires.

Google calendar works for that.

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