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How to Distinguish longis vs cancris
Topic Started: Feb 16 2017, 10:30 PM (259 Views)
Saurianne
Larva
Hey everyone

So I've been raising some Triops (they're 3-4 days old now), and all is going well so far, but here's the thing.

They're Toyops's "giant Triops," which I'm told are T. cancriformis. And this is what I'm hoping they are! But I've heard Toyops has put the wrong eggs in their Trioptica packages before, so I'm wondering what are some distinguishing characteristics I can use to figure out if these guys are cancriformis or longicaudatis? I've gathered from looking around that cancris tend to be spotted; when does this pattern show up/become easily apparent?

I've raised longis before but don't have any on hand to compare to at present.

I have no idea how to post pictures on here but the Triops I have look whitish at the moment, but again they're only a few days old.

I'm not going to get rid of them or anything if they are longis, but I have them on display at the museum I run and I want to make sure they're properly labelled.

Thanks in advance.
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lucidtal
Triops Longicaudatus
Hey, I think you got it exactly right, when they get a bit older if they start to show spots, you can probably just label them T. cancriformis, otherwise you would be safe to label them T. longs.
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