So I recently separated out midnights from carbons. To review from a previous post: The blue midsections are pictured often, so I'm going to continue to call those Carbon Rilis. The clear midsections I'm going to separate out and call Midnight Rilis to avoid confusion with the blue color.
Some midnight still have very light blue tissue, but I should be able to breed that out. It may take a little while though. One of the rules I've learned is It's always easier to add in color, than to breed it out.
Also, I'm not sure I'm crazy about the midnight name. Ink blot rili? Suggestions are welcome.
As far as the carbons, I've been working with a mutation that looks very much like dream rili (dark blue tissue) I've been calling Sapphire. They are looking pretty good. Now I'm seriously considering breeding all the Sapphires and all the carbons into one line.
"But you'll mess up the lines!", you may say. And...well... you'd be correct. However consider this- the more genetics involved, the stronger the line. I'm able to possibly create a much deeper blue tissue, and increase the hardiness and vigor by creating a new strain. My aim as a selective breeder is to always improve improve improve.
Hmmmm. With dark blue tissue and rili pattern, maybe I should rename the new strain Sapphire Rili. Seems more fitting...