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Jim, my first triops; Help me identify it?
Topic Started: Aug 26 2016, 10:09 AM (415 Views)
Merlin
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So, Jim passed away last night at forty-eight days old. This blog was password protected before, but it's now open for public viewing.

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Jim, 46 days old.


One of my favorite videos of Jim is when I first introduced Jim and Bones to marimo. I'll later update the blog with a farewell post for Jim + pictures of the eggs I harvested from the tank.

As a side note, I'm actually not sure what kind of triops this is so any help would be appreciated. If it matters this particular one came from Toyops' 'Ghost Triop kit.
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Technoduck
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Egg
As mentioned on previous threads, Ghost triops albino T.cancriformis, and I'm sorry about Jim.
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notostracan
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Sorry to hear About Jim too, will have read though your previously protected log tomorrow :) .

Funny that Jim came from a Toyops Ghost Triops kit. The kits don't specify which species is in each one, so I asked them directly via email. Toyops told me that "Ghost triops" should be T.cancriformis , in their own words "Albino red cancriformis".

I find this interesting, because I also noticed many Amazon reviews from Toyops kits that also show pictures of the wrong species. It seems Topyops have limited control over what species ends up in each kit...

Jim looks very much like T.longicaudatus "Red", and is 100% not T.cancriformis.. It may be regular T.longicaudatus, but looks to me like the red variety from the pictures, it may be the lighting though.
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Ducky
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Majorly addicted & want them all! :)

Jim is very pretty. Agreed, longicaudatus, not cancriformis. I would love one like Jim, did you try out your eggs?

I couldn't find your tank log. Any hints?

In the meantime, here is an albino cancriformis beni kabuto ebi off the internet, just because I think people are getting confused a lot by the different pink and red species and types. I have since had others that are more fleshy looking and ive had a pink male longicaudatus but still doesnt look like Jim.


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Edited by Ducky, Dec 31 2017, 09:56 PM.
Do you have Triops that are different than those shown? Please show me!

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