From: "Christian Saint-Onge"
Subject: Propogation technique
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 15:04:57 -0800
I am going to take "If you are farming corals on any scale" very literally. I currently have about an 18 gallon that I have been propogating mushrooms and gorgonians. I also plan on propogating most of the items that I traded with GARF for.
Which leads me to a method that has worked 100% of the time for me (to date). When propogating mushrooms, I follow the same exact procedure as on your web site. I just cut the head of the mushroom off leaving some stalk behind. In a couple of days, the stalk closes over itself to heal the wound. At this point, I make one cut completely through the middle of the stalk. Both sides will heal over leaving two stalks which will, in turn, each grow another head. I have not tried dividing the stalks into more sections (haven't been that brave), but that may work as well. Hope this information works for you.
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