View Full Version : How long for mushrooms to attach?

10/30/2014, 06:49 PM
Never done this before.
Had a largish frag thingy, stuck 3 different mushrooms to it with some mesh.
The mesh actually is some Halloween spider web stuff.
How long should I leave it until they attach?


11/01/2014, 12:53 PM
Probably a week or so. Sometimes it takes shorter, sometimes a little longer. I'll leave mushrooms in my refugium in a strawberry basket and rubble for months.. Then when I remember, I'll oull em out and put them where I want.

alex gonzales
11/06/2014, 01:49 PM
Do they sometimes attach themselves to the basket?

11/06/2014, 01:58 PM
Mine usually attach within two weeks or so. I use a container and just set some substrate in it then leave it at the bottom of my tank.

11/08/2014, 07:41 PM
Do they sometimes attach themselves to the basket?

Mine never have. If anything they'll float out of the basket before attaching to the side.

11/10/2014, 12:51 PM
The blue and red have attached.
The green is doing its best not to.
I have another blue and a purple i'm going to put on there as well.
Would like to go one day without sticking my hand in the tank.

11/30/2014, 02:01 AM
Personally i say it depends on the mushroom ..

Discos take about 2-3 days for me...
FL ricordias take about a week...
Yumas 1-2 weeks.. sometimes i cant get them to attach at all.
Never tried with rhodactis.

12/12/2014, 05:37 PM
The blue was quick, a couple days.
Red took a bit longer, the green never did.

01/06/2015, 06:24 PM
Keep a blue actinic light on the shroom 24/7 for a couple days. It will stay inflated and attach faster. When the light goes out, it closes and floats around

01/14/2015, 01:14 PM
I've had shrooms take days, some weeks, just let them be.

01/14/2015, 10:49 PM
I put some in a clear plastic container and drilled a bunch of holes. some of the shrooms attached to the frag plugs I had in there, some attached directly to the plastic. SMH.

01/16/2015, 01:11 PM
Wow interesting way to do it. Seems like it works though

01/16/2015, 03:36 PM
Thanks for showing this, I was wondering how to attach them.

01/23/2015, 08:49 PM
I've super glued them before and it works as well.

01/23/2015, 09:17 PM
Mushrooms are able to slide off from the glue.