Soothing Shrimp's Mad Shrimp Gene Factory
Okay, time to start a little journal for myself and others following along. Ideas change as fast as I can put them in a post. So if you are a little crazy, like to have fun and maybe even challenge conventional wisdom, read on with several grains of salt and a saddlebag full of salt shakers.
I work with shrimp mutations quite a bit. 'Tis my passion. When a new color of cherry comes out I salivate. Can't help it. Kind of like Pavlov's Dogs. LOL
Recently I had some colors pop out of a mutation that look very much like already known colors.
One of these is blue velvet. Starts out red as babies and then it fades into a blue color by young adult. I'll be calling these Aqua so as to avoid confusion.
Another is carbon rili. I have both the clear body and blue bodied version. I named the blue bodied ones Boxers before the carbons came out, so again the different name will avoid confusion.
Why do this in public instead of in private like the rest of so many projects?
Simple, I can use insights that I may not have- yet another member may think of. (Ugh. Prepositional ending.)
Plus, if this helps someone else try a project themselves, then go for it!
Here's my thinking as of this day. If I cross the "new mutations" with the known colors from already developed strains- one of two things will happen.
Either I will get offspring that looks like the developed strain (which means the genetics are similar enough that this NOT a "new" mutation.)
Or I will get weird offspring (which means the genetics for the color is located on a different loci- hence a new mutation strain.)
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