proping plate

A forum to discuss and learn about propagating corals and other invertebrates as well as captive breeding of marine fish.

Moderator: Admins

proping plate

Postby Rob Top » February 12th, 2006, 7:57 pm

I have a long tentical plate that I want to prop. I have read it can be done with a dremal tool cut it in half and it will heal. Is this true, any advice? This guy is bright orange with purple tips, very cool looking, so I don't want to do this if it is risky.
Rob Top
Reefkeeper
 
Posts: 707
Joined: July 6th, 2000, 1:01 am
Location: Rockford, IL USA

Postby fishaddict » March 30th, 2006, 2:56 am

Yup sounds right to me
Lots of useful stuff and different forum at www.fishaddicts.com
fishaddict
Reefkeeper
 
Posts: 108
Joined: March 12th, 2006, 12:21 am

Postby wade » March 30th, 2006, 11:08 am

Dremel is a mess! If you have a tile cutter, thats the easiest way to do it. But, just cut through the oral opening and you should be fine if the tank is clean and stable for the pieces.

BTW- The process does not smell good... don't do it in an unventilated space.
wade
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1924
Joined: January 13th, 2000, 2:01 am
Location: Washington DC

Postby Rob Top » April 19th, 2006, 10:22 am

Through the oral plate...
Lenght or with wise?
Also heard/read to cut from the bottom
Rob Top
Reefkeeper
 
Posts: 707
Joined: July 6th, 2000, 1:01 am
Location: Rockford, IL USA

Postby wade » April 19th, 2006, 10:32 am

From what I have seen, as with anemones, if you cut with part of the oral tissue in the section, it won't be an issue at all which direction. I would guess that even without part of it, if it were large enough, that the coral would regrow itself just fine.

I believe Eric B. did a demonstration at MACNA where they hacked a plate to small squares with no regard to where the mouth was on the coral.
wade
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1924
Joined: January 13th, 2000, 2:01 am
Location: Washington DC

Postby Rob Top » April 19th, 2006, 2:36 pm

I believe Eric B. did a demonstration at MACNA where they hacked a plate to small squares with no regard to where the mouth was on the coral.

Maybe he will do it next weekend at IMAC. I guess I should wait and see. Bothe he and Calfo are doing coral prop workshops. Would be great to see it done before I try it myself.
Rob Top
Reefkeeper
 
Posts: 707
Joined: July 6th, 2000, 1:01 am
Location: Rockford, IL USA

Postby bleedingthought » August 23rd, 2006, 7:11 pm

How long until the plate heals after you cut it?

And Rob, did you prop yours?
-Thiago-
User avatar
bleedingthought
{squat}
 
Posts: 3065
Joined: April 21st, 2006, 6:31 pm
Location: Acworth, GA

Postby Rob Top » August 23rd, 2006, 10:39 pm

Nope, could not bring my self to do it. Look at Marine Depots forums for a Steven Pro artical on hard to prop LPS.Based on that I chose not too. Heal time it too long and risk to high.
Rob Top
Reefkeeper
 
Posts: 707
Joined: July 6th, 2000, 1:01 am
Location: Rockford, IL USA

Postby bleedingthought » August 24th, 2006, 6:03 pm

Thanks for the tip. It does seem like too high of a risk. It is the most expensive coral I have and was also a gift from the girlfriend and I would not want to lose it!
-Thiago-
User avatar
bleedingthought
{squat}
 
Posts: 3065
Joined: April 21st, 2006, 6:31 pm
Location: Acworth, GA

Postby bleedingthought » March 1st, 2007, 10:41 am

Hmm, I'm really debating doing this to my green plate now (Orange plate is staying put). I want to use a wet tile saw to cut several (hopefully about 6-8) pie shaped frags out of it. I had hoped to use the thinnest blade possible, though. Anyone know where I could find really thin blades for wet tile saws?
-Thiago-
User avatar
bleedingthought
{squat}
 
Posts: 3065
Joined: April 21st, 2006, 6:31 pm
Location: Acworth, GA


Return to Propagation & Captive Breeding

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest