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Old 12/22/2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Purple Death/ Nuclear Green Morth

About 4 months ago i was bored so i decided to take 1 polyp of each and cut them in half and glue both sides together leaving me with 2 polyps of purple/green polyps on a disc. One of the polyps died right away as the other did good for about a week then the nuclear green side died but the purple side continued to grow and became a colony in time. Yesterday i was doing some work on my tank and said, holy sh!t, and this is what i saw. Tell me you ever seen it like this. Polyp split right in half.

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Old 12/22/2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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dude thats pretty sweet looks like someone spilled green paint on the polyp thats awesome


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Old 12/22/2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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Woooo!!! Djaykenstein

Sweet man I wiil trayit too later on!!!


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Old 12/22/2008, 06:16 PM   #4
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Woooo!!! Djaykenstein

Sweet man I wiil trayit too later on!!!
Go for it. good luck.


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Old 12/22/2008, 06:21 PM   #5
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dis you use super glue?


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Old 12/22/2008, 08:37 PM   #6
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Yes I did
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Old 12/22/2008, 10:09 PM   #7
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Wow. very interesting experiment. Glad it was a success for you. I hope that as that thread propagates they continue to be colored like that for you.


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Old 12/22/2008, 11:15 PM   #8
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Hmmmmmmm....


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Old 12/22/2008, 11:52 PM   #9
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frag that polyp off and start a colony


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Old 12/23/2008, 01:05 AM   #10
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frag that polyp off and start a colony
dont want to take the chance right now. i will give it a few more weeks then i'll frag it to start a colony


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Old 12/23/2008, 09:07 AM   #11
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I wouldn't risk fragging that one, If this is the blended case you put together, then you are on to sometyhing pretty sweet and $$$.

Frag off the solid ones around it and leave it room to grow, that way you will have more copies and not risk killing it in the frag-off


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Old 12/24/2008, 10:28 AM   #12
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That is great looking, a little unbelievable, good thing I am in hopewell junction for the holidays and can come by to see it. Just playing, keep us updated as to how this works. Frag off the PDs around it and give that one room to grow.


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Old 12/24/2008, 01:17 PM   #13
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Pm me your number I will be home on thursday and sunday. Would be great to get an eye witness. I've had a few doubters already. I'm sure u will also enjoy my tank setup aswell
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g I am in hopewell junct for the holidays and can come by to see it. Just playing, keep us updated as to how this works. Frag off the PDs around it and give that one room to grow.



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Old 12/24/2008, 05:40 PM   #14
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I wouldn't risk fragging that one, If this is the blended case you put together, then you are on to sometyhing pretty sweet and $$$.

Frag off the solid ones around it and leave it room to grow, that way you will have more copies and not risk killing it in the frag-off
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Old 12/24/2008, 05:41 PM   #15
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this thread reminds me of emster trying to fuse red monti caps with green ones, i wonder where that thread has gone


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Old 12/25/2008, 04:14 PM   #16
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Thanks for letting me come see your tank Dave. It is really amazing and is a future ToTM. Great setup and you are a great guy.
Here is the picture that I took.


It is not a fake, nor is it photoshopped, nor altered in anyway. I hope that fragging and growing of the polyp continues, Please keep us updated. And if you frag anything in the future, put in in line if you do shipping-- especially those chong bongs and chalices.


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Old 12/25/2008, 10:20 PM   #17
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Thanks for letting me come see your tank Dave. It is really amazing and is a future ToTM. Great setup and you are a great guy.
Here is the picture that I took.


It is not a fake, nor is it photoshopped, nor altered in anyway. I hope that fragging and growing of the polyp continues, Please keep us updated. And if you frag anything in the future, put in in line if you do shipping-- especially those chong bongs and chalices.
Thank you for coming by. It was great meeting you both and i'm glad you like my setup. Wish i could have been a better host, but as you could see my house was pretty packed.
Enjoy the rest of your holidays.


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Old 12/26/2008, 11:43 AM   #18
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Dave, That is really cool! Evry tried this with any other morphs?


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Old 12/26/2008, 12:59 PM   #19
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No, this was my first time
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Old 12/27/2008, 05:28 PM   #20
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NOw thats pretty cool that it morphed that way. I have mixed a bunch of zoas on rocks and got some morph before. I wish I had some good pictures of those. One day...


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Old 12/27/2008, 11:00 PM   #21
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this thread reminds me of emster trying to fuse red monti caps with green ones, i wonder where that thread has gone
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...readid=1520860


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Old 12/28/2008, 09:49 AM   #22
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That looks neat.

Is there any reason to think that daughter polyps will be morphed as well?
I doubt it, unless if the bicolored polyps are produced right where both mats come together. The pure purple and pure green polyps would have to be 'culled' to achieve it. Selective breeding, as it were.


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Old 12/28/2008, 09:36 PM   #23
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I had a similar situation w/ some watermelons and radioactive green zoas. Two small frags spread and eventually a few of the polyps grew together. I still need to separate them and see what happens with the merged polyps, but I don't think they have propagated with the same pattern.

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Old 12/28/2008, 09:54 PM   #24
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well, in time i will remove a piece of the disc where the polyp is located and then i will start fraging off the purple polyps until i only have the split polyp and will wait and see what happens


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Old 12/29/2008, 03:18 AM   #25
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nice, that would be cool to have a colony of this.


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