Cyanoacrylic (superglue) and plants

Forest

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Using superglue to stick corals to rock fragments is common practise with marine aquarium keepers. Does anyone here use superglue for sicking plants to rocks or wood? Any opinions?
 

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I have used it and the superglue doesn't cause any problems. I didn't find it as easy as using rubber bands, cotton thread, fishing line or staples so haven't used it for ages.
 

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Shouldn't be a problem seeing as superglue was invented to join skin r.e. cuts etc and is still used in some cases.

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Thanks for the replies chaps. Have tried some on driftwood and would not recommend it. The glue turns white if it doesnt dry properly before you resubmerge it. Looks ugly.
 
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^ you could cover it from view by planting some plants in front of the wood or covering the glue with moss?
 

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Make sure the super glue had dried properly before getting it wet- it reacts with moisture.
I found out the hard way when I squeezed the tube whilst trying to open it and ended with it all over my fingers. As I was by the kitchen sink at the time I quickly ran my hand under the tap only to find that it crystallised hard all my fingers together.

I was told late by a colleague at work if using super glue to breathe out on it before pushing the pieces together, the moisture in your breath is enough to quick set it.
 

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