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hammer fragging

Postby elliven » Fri 12 Sep, 2014 9:04 pm

Hey guys,
I've got a hammer that I want to frag but I want to do it from an individual polyp, I recall reading an article some time back saying that you would need at least 12 individual polyps or attempted frags to get one successful frag but cant remember where I read that.
So basically I understand that I cut one polyp and glue to a plug but I'm not sure if there is a particular place on the polyp that should be cut or angles and such, so if anyone has any tips, they would be appreciated.
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Re: hammer fragging

Postby Morphology » Wed 05 Nov, 2014 7:23 pm

What sort of things are you fragging? Photos of what you'd like to frag would help :)
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Re: hammer fragging

Postby chrismelb » Wed 12 Nov, 2014 2:06 pm

Recently fragged a pup from my Reverse tip, which was growing at the base. I simply used strong scissors and successfully managed to remove pup. Probably the smallest frag I have made.

You can see parent colony and removed pup in my frag tank in the bottom right.
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Here is close up of the frag a few days later. Cute huh
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Re: hammer fragging

Postby Jrossi86 » Wed 12 Nov, 2014 11:04 pm

That's cool nice work, I have tried probably 4 times with my reverse hammer and every time i seam to fail
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Re: hammer fragging

Postby elliven » Sat 15 Nov, 2014 10:06 am

That's pretty cool, I've never noticed any pups growing off mine.
I tried to frag mine from a polyp, turns out they don't like being cut and retract completely into the skeleton everytime the scissors go near a polyp, who knew?! I managed one cut from the top of the polyp, it dissolved the next day. I might try again if I can cut quickly enough to get a longer polyp or more than one.
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Re: hammer fragging

Postby oceanarium » Sat 15 Nov, 2014 10:35 am

Do you mean tentacle a off a polyp rather than the whole polyp?

I don't think that will work, if doing part polyps you need to take some skeletal with the flesh.
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Re: hammer fragging

Postby elliven » Sat 15 Nov, 2014 10:52 am

I was under the impression that each tentacle was an individual polyp, evidently not! Explains why I have only been successful when there has been some skeletal matter in the fragment.
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