Toadstool fragging and toxin release?

Discussion in 'Frags' started by Slassco, Nov 24, 2012.

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  1. Slassco

    Slassco Flamingo Tongue

    Sep 16, 2011
    Charlotte MC
    I have a large colony of toadstool leathers attached to a center bottom rock I need to frag. I have read the threads and fragged other leathers. I am not clear on the toxin potential of the toadstool. Removing the rock to frag is not possible.

    Is the toxin released during fragging or is it a natural release during its life cycle. I am trying to determine how many stalks to frag. I will attach a picture and any feedback welcomed.

    Only other concern is that if the toxin is from the fragging, will it be ok to leave the frags in the DT to heal to the plugs if I run carbon or chemipure?


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  3. ibefishy

    ibefishy Montipora Capricornis

    Jun 9, 2009
    I frag mine in the in the tank a couple times a year. I have never had a problem with it. It will release lots of slime, but it has never caused a problem. I will run a whitled down toothpick through the piece and rubberband it down loosely to a chunk of rock and drop it right in to the tank.
  4. jasonak

    jasonak Plankton

    Jan 9, 2013
    Ive prob made 50 frags at least from a giant toadstool I had in my tank. Reach in with scissors snip a couple big chunks off then cut those into smaller chunks. Never had anything die in my tank. Or saw any ill effect from it.

    Once I actually cut the whole head off and split that up. Leathers are so tuff lol