Promoting sps growth by fragging!

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Have a feeling the digi will take fastest growth because it looks like it’s growing/encrusting
 
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Have a feeling the digi will take fastest growth because it looks like it’s growing/encrusting
I think your right. I will also keep yall updated on the piece i cut off. I wonder if the Digitata will branch. Thoughts?
 

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This sounds very similar to a trick in the nursery business. Snipping of tree stems result in branching. It doesn’t surprise me that this is probably the same case for coral since they are so similar. You can probably find more information about this subject by searching for it but using trees/brushes instead of coral.
 
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This sounds very similar to a trick in the nursery business. Snipping of tree stems result in branching. It doesn’t surprise me that this is probably the same case for coral since they are so similar. You can probably find more information about this subject by searching for it but using trees/brushes instead of coral.
Your absolutely right. I trim my pepper and tomatoes to promote more branches for a bushier more robust plant. I know cutting plants were stems form a union (ex:plant crotch, lol) give you the best results. I wonder if its the same with branching sps. Maybe ill try this for the next experiment if this one works.
 
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Growing faster sps...update

Mondays will be the weekly update but had to share. Only day two and i can already see on the Digi new growth around the edge of the cut. Not much to report about sps 2,3. They all look healthy with nice color and fully extended polyps.
 
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Week 1
No noticeable chances besides a few new polyps growing around cut area. Pics are below but dont show much
 
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Week 2 update
-new growth is noticable
-all corals have skinned over the cut areas
-growth has been noticed from coral branches not from cut area.
-growth is noticable faster

Purple arrows show where i see new growth
 

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Week 2 update
-new growth is noticable
-all corals have skinned over the cut areas
-growth has been noticed from coral branches not from cut area.
-growth is noticable faster

Purple arrows show where i see new growth
How has this experiment worked for you? Any updates would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Most noticable growth
Orange digi-
: every branch has noticable growth
:cut area has skinned over and grown outward. Looks pointer

Purple/green acro-
:nubs with enlarged polyps have grown on existing branches suggesting the start of new branches
:cut area has skinned over and has resprouted the polyp that was cut off

Tmnt monti-
:This thing is just spreading around the cut area
:seems to be sending off points

Orange digi frag-
:polyps extended but no encrusting yet
 

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There was an article in Coral on a lab in Hawaii that found the same thing. I've been doing similarly for a decade...sort of. Let your sps frags encrust, cut off the tips and glue nearby. Do this a few times and it doesn't look as nice, but shortly down the road you'll have a big colony.
 

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I thoughts the Portuguese scientists did this in the 90’s
 

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