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How long does a BTA take to split once it starts splitting?


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Like do they take an hour, a day, a week? I have a beautiful purple tip green BTA that is nearly the size of a dinner plate. I have read a few techniques for making it split, but i am wary to cut it like some ppl do, and it is just simply too large for my DT. I think i am going to try the cold water method, the random direct flow method, or the removal from water method, unless someone has a better suggestion.

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Like do they take an hour, a day, a week? I have a beautiful purple tip green BTA that is nearly the size of a dinner plate. I have read a few techniques for making it split, but i am wary to cut it like some ppl do, and it is just simply too large for my DT. I think i am going to try the cold water method, the random direct flow method, or the removal from water method, unless someone has a better suggestion.

Just my opinion, but I wouldn't want to try and piss it off to get it to split.

Got any pics of it? It sounds amazing.

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We as reefers cut up hundreds of doallars worth of corals but shy away from cutting a nem.

Since you dont wanna cut it.. making it mad isn't to advisable either.. what about a trade in at the LFS for a smaller one and maybe something cool on the side or some salt or what ever.. even just store credit maybe?

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Hell, I'd love to have it! I <3 nems!

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Just my opinion, but I wouldn't want to try and piss it off to get it to split.

Got any pics of it? It sounds amazing.


I will try to get pics of it, I just cant seem to do it justice with my crappy P&S. It is cool, The purple tips really stand out under good light. The coloration looks different than a standard green BTA to me, but it was priced as a normal gbta, which was $25. It may very well be just that, but I sure like it either way. I know people have coaxed them to split pretty successfully, which is why i was thinking about it. It looks like it might be starting to split on its own tho, and if that is the case how long does it typically take?

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If it splits on its own it will do it typically within a 24 hour period...

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I will try to get pics of it, I just cant seem to do it justice with my crappy P&S. It is cool, The purple tips really stand out under good light. The coloration looks different than a standard green BTA to me, but it was priced as a normal gbta, which was $25. It may very well be just that, but I sure like it either way. I know people have coaxed them to split pretty successfully, which is why i was thinking about it. It looks like it might be starting to split on its own tho, and if that is the case how long does it typically take?

I know you're wary to cut it, but I watched this video 2 days ago, and it seemed like a pretty straight forward procedure, and he says they close on the wound and look "normal" within an hour.

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guy at my lfs was telling me a customer was trying to get his nem to stay put and rubber banded it to a rock, it ended up splitting where the band was. however the lfs guy didnt know wither it was a BS story or not.

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I can see how that would actually work. I just wouldnt want it to be to tight.. and getting it so it splits over the foot would be most important.. I may try this will like a LTA or something some day .. LOL

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I can see how that would actually work. I just wouldnt want it to be to tight.. and getting it so it splits over the foot would be most important.. I may try this will like a LTA or something some day .. LOL

Most anemones do NOT survive after being cut as they don't replicate themselves that way, and I believe the LTA is on that list.


Back to the topic of the thread, my nem split the night before last! He was in one spot when I went to bed around midnight, and at 6:30AM the next morning he looked like this:

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Finished that up about 15-20 minutes later.

Edited by jedimasterben, 28 March 2012 - 03:55 AM.