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Old 07/26/2007, 08:44 AM
bobbyblank bobbyblank is offline
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Unhappy shrooms not grabbing

I got a hand full of blue shrooms that i have been trying to get to attach to some rubble. It has been a 1 1/2 weeks and they arnt even trying. I got one to grab, but when i took it out to glue to LR, it just let go. ***!!! one big one (about 3 inches expanded) just folds up like a doughnut. its attached 2 times but also lets go.

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Old 07/26/2007, 09:58 AM
cdangel0 cdangel0 is offline
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I have found that if I pu them on a piecen of rubble in the sump under low flow they will attach in a few days, then I can move them in to the display.

If a sump is not available, try securing them with a piece of netting (bridal vail works well) for a week or so. Be careful on placement to ensure they are not getting too much flow until they are well attached.
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Old 07/26/2007, 10:07 AM
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agree with cdangel, my experience is it should attach in a couple of days. they need low-flow area's. my experience is glue doesn't work with mushrooms
Old 07/26/2007, 11:11 AM
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Yup, low flow is essential for them to acclimate and attach.
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Old 07/26/2007, 11:11 AM
bryan812 bryan812 is offline
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you can get some netting from your local hobby store. Not to expensive. and all you have to do is put the netting aroung the shroom and a piece or lr rubble then place a rubber band around the netting and it will eventually attach and then you can take the netting off.

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