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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 09:26 PM
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I just got them a few months ago. I gotta admit though, the parents are gorgeous. Heres some pictures of the young ones i got and their parents. The baby shrimps are very orange. I don't see any with color mutation you have yet. I think if a lot of culling is needed to keep the nice color, i would rather just buy PFR instead. It's not like these shrimps are cheap either.





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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 10:14 PM
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I don't think there is a pure strain of these shrimp. The black shrimp was red. I have a couple that are turning red, maroon, to black. The transparent ones are all from my original 10, no indication that they were not Bloody Mary.

The male you have will probably turn black with time.
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Had for a few months now, looking real dark but not really changing. Believe it 's the true bloody mary look, a really dark red, sadly can't get a great picture.

I did have one on purchase come in with a shade of blue/transparency, she molted and came out great.

I'd be culling for physical mutations also, not just the red but keeping short rostrum and shell form when able. Increase that culling 99%!




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I just got them a few months ago. I gotta admit though, the parents are gorgeous. Heres some pictures of the young ones i got and their parents. The baby shrimps are very orange. I don't see any with color mutation you have yet. I think if a lot of culling is needed to keep the nice color, i would rather just buy PFR instead. It's not like these shrimps are cheap either.
I can easily see the saddle/organs of the shrimp and there's transparency, looks PFR to me.

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Had for a few months now, looking real dark but not really changing. Believe it 's the true bloody mary look, a really dark red, sadly can't get a great picture.

I did have one on purchase come in with a shade of blue/transparency, she molted and came out great.

I'd be culling for physical mutations also, not just the red but keeping short rostrum and shell form when able. Increase that culling 99%!






I can easily see the saddle/organs of the shrimp and there's transparency, looks PFR to me.

Heres a better picture of her.
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"I can easily see the saddle/organs of the shrimp and there's transparency, looks PFR to me."

Bloody Mary's you can see through. PFR are opaque and not able to see the saddle. That's why they are called painted.

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Heres a better picture of her.
Wouldn't really know until we cut her open .

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Bloody Mary's you can see through. PFR are opaque and not able to see the saddle. That's why they are called painted.
I get opposite results. So Fire Red/taiwan red basically PFR that's able to see saddle?

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Fire red you can see the saddle. Painted is so thick you are not able to see inside. heh At least that's the standard I've always gone by.

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Thems some beautiful Bloody Shrimp!
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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-17-2014, 07:31 AM
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I'm feeling the same way with mine...I never liked these chocolate neo color strains because of the amount of culling involved, however the color of these BMS were too amazing to pass up


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Here's a picture of a female that is going through the transition to maroon/black, like the male picture I had in the original post.

It's a pretty rare occurrence. They look like BMs and go through the coloring and maturation process the same, but a select few get so dark they turn purple then black. Sort of like black rose from the chocolate strain, but originating from the red strain. Perhaps I can get a good group of these and start my own Bludgeoned Mary line, hope they breed more true.

Also, I would like to mention IMHO that the red flesh is still a myth. I can see the clear line when the shrimp is about to molt. If you are trying to find a shrimp that is red from the inside out, don't buy the BM available on them market now.

Males are definitely darker and more colorful. The pictures Bandaiban has are probably females that need a couple a more molts to reach full BM potential.
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Interesting.. great pic showing an example of a BMS transitioned to maroon/black, Jim.

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