Re: Akai Ryu vs Royal red

From: Chris Teichreb (
Date: Sun Mar 28 1999 - 10:44:49 PST

Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 10:44:49 -0800 (PST)
From: Chris Teichreb <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg980$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Akai Ryu vs Royal red

Hi all,

        If the only difference between the Royal red vft and Akai Ryu
vft are trigger hair lengths, I don't think this warrants calling them
different cultivar names. Hopefully these things will begin to sort
themselves out as more cultivars are registered with the ICPS. Just my
2 cents worth.

Happy growing,


On Sat, 27 Mar 1999 wrote:

> Hi list !
> I do have some other red VFT's that I have been growing for 2-3 years now:
> Akai Ryu, Royal Red (=Red burgundy ?), Vulcanic Red, Red Sunset
> But to be honest they look quite similar to me :-)
> Does anybody know some tricks to tell them apart in case I mix up the labels
> ? ;-)
> Kind regards
> Jens
> Jens,
> I have both and did not label mine(a mistake I never make anymore). I put
> them in the same tank under the same lights and they looked identical after a
> while.
> At the last meeting of the Rocky Mountain CP Society, we had a guest
> speaker from Australia(Andrew Thompson, I believe), who knew a lot about the
> work done on creating the "Royal Red" VFT. He said(anyone else at that
> meeting, please correct me if I am mistaken) that the middle trigger hair
> inside the Royal Red was smaller than the other two on each side. All the
> trigger hairs inside the Akai Ryu(Red Dragon) were the same length. I went
> home and looked at mine, and found this to be seemingly true. The one I
> believed was Royal Red(by where I had thought I had placed that plant in the
> tank) has a smaller middle trigger hair on each side. Can anyone else look at
> theirs and confirm this?
> Regards,
> Joe Griffin
> Lincoln, Nebraska

Chris Teichreb
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.

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