getting shrooms to prop themselves...


DVM in training
i am experienced in the "easy" way to prop (i.e. cutting and letting the pieces heal into new shrooms)

but is there a way to promote them splitting on their own? my 2 large shrooms (originally one i cut in half) have produced a total of 1 baby shroom between them in a 1 year period... i would much rather the shrooms spread across the rocks they are attached to rather than having to attach cuttings to tiny rocks and hoping that i can huddle the rocks together to create a shroom garden...

any ideas?


New member
Maybe place the rock they are on in an undesirable location. When they "crawl" away to another suitable spot, they will hopefully leave smaller shrooms.


New member
I set a small piece of live rock on top of the colony. The mushrooms will crawl onto the new rock and then just remove the rock.