fraggin' zoas?

mikejones

Member
I have various types of zoas in one rock and I would like to get some off of each, and put'em in different reef discs, so my question is how should I fragg them zoas?

TIA
mike
 

Scissorhand

New member
beside just breaking the rock off, use razor blade to cut as close as you can to the rock and slowly peel off the mat.

I never had such patience and just resorted to hammer and chisel.
 

mikejones

Member
The thing is that it is a small rock and was thinking of just getting 1 or 2 off of it of each. I might try the razor blade thing.

thanx Scissorhand
 

OC CJ

Crushed coral > sand
you could always stuff a small rock right next to the one with zoos and let them transfer over. i've done that in the past and within a month a few will be on the new rock.
 

dragonforce

New member
Zoanthids produce palytoxin as a defensive system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palytoxin

I read a story on here where someone was fragging a colony and was using a bucket to hold the frags before placing on a frag rack. Well it turns out that his dog came over and licked the palytoxin filled water and ended up dying.

While I wouldnt consider fragging this coral dangerous, I would avoid contact with your mouth, and don't let any pets near your working area :)
 
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Zoanthids produce palytoxin as a defensive system.

Well it turns out that his dog came over and licked the palytoxin

dang that sucks
 

mikejones

Member
thanks everyone, but Im aready done fragging the zoas and I did used safety glasses and gloves luckly the zoas didn't squirt at all, now Im just waitting for them to open all the way. :D.

mike
 
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