I have some nice Java Fern daughters about 3 months old. They look just about the size to transplant, however I read on this forum, somewhere, that they will release themselves from the mother plant when they are ready to transplant-----on a rock or driftwood somewhere. Is this true? Do I just wait for them to drift free of the mother plant? A couple of the mother leaves looked pretty brown & black so I cut them loose and transplanted a few of the daughter plants ( which look green and great) in a larger tank by placing them in some cracks in the driftwood root. I was just curious about this work of nature.