I cut my starfish in half :-/ (on purpose)

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  1. demonkegman

    demonkegman Astrea Snail

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    I finally worked up the balls to cut one of my starfish in half, I researched it for weeks and was extremely interested in doing it.... I'll post pics soon and allow the regrowing process. but so far so good. both halves are running around no problem..

    I cut my Chocolate starfish (it might be a different kind.. cuz it's like a blueish gray) in 2... one piece is 3 legs and one is 2... i made absolute sure to include part of the mouth in each end and quarrentined it for a few hours to let it relax and rest..

    Hopefully I'm not a jerk, and i did it right.... but the outcome should be 2 healthy starfish.. I'm aware it will proly take a few months for it to star growing and looking normal again

    to be honest, i realize it was a death sentence, but i personally wanted to try it... I am not irresponsible, i researched it to the MAX!

    AND I don't need the "parents" on there telling me i'm cruel, ok.....
     
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  3. FLfishGirl

    FLfishGirl Fire Shrimp

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    I don't think it's cruel. I have known people who do this so they can feed their harlequin shrimp
     
  4. CupidofCrime

    CupidofCrime Fire Worm

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    Had a chocolate chip who developed arm decay. I looked into cutting his arm off, but just didn't have the heart, i started to and ended up crying (lol), so into the deep freeze he went for a long cold nap. I'm interested to see how this'll work for you and excited to see pics!
     
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If they are moving around more or less like normal then you probably did it right. Kudos for researching like mad to be a mad scientist. Hope it all works out.
     
  6. demonkegman

    demonkegman Astrea Snail

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    demonkegman Astrea Snail

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    this is the subject......
     
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  9. demonkegman

    demonkegman Astrea Snail

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    ok there he is in the holding tank....
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    after the cut
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    after a few hours of "resting and calming down"
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    the insides of it...
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    back into the tank... moving around just fine....
     
  10. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like you did well
     
  11. leighton1245

    leighton1245 Horrid Stonefish

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    If you wanted a second im trying to get rid of mine so i can have coral lol jk nice job
     
  12. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Thanks for sharing and good job on the documentation.

    Does it matter where you cut the starfish in terms of anatomy? Do you want to have a certain portion of the area proximal to the mouth?