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Hello everyone!

I bought some pintos, and i did put them with my other bees (some panda, some king kong, some blue bolts).

However, i can't seem to find if pintos do breed true (in that case, should i separate them? or will those mix with the others

to make cool new paterns, colors, etc?)

I have a hard time figuring what bee breed true if any.

I've read that bee are a mutation of CRS/CBS, but do they produce  similar offsprings or is it more random as an interaction of

multiple genes?

 

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Taiwan Bees are a cross of Crystal and Tiger shrimp

Panda, King Kong and Blue Bolts are all supposedly the result of taking Taiwan Bees and breeding them back to Crystals.

A Pinto is supposedly a mutli-gen Taiwan Bee

Taiwan Bee, Tibee and TB may all be interchangeable.

(if I'm understanding all this correctly)

So yes, they will all mix.

As to whether or not Pinto's breed true... that I don't know. Since they are mixed shrimp, you are likely to get mixed results. If you cull/remove the type you don't want and keep the type you do want together, thus selectively breeding them, you'll have a higher chance of keeping the type you want to breed going strong in the colony.

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