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12/23/2015, 06:45 AM
Thought I'd share what a friend gave me at our recent Holiday swap.

Two daughters from this amazing mushroom he's had for over a year now. Just the brightest orange I have in my tank now.

http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg485/TweakedS10/B5950019-C4F6-4C1F-9180-3F6DA9A261E6_zps6ogxvjes.jpg (http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/TweakedS10/media/B5950019-C4F6-4C1F-9180-3F6DA9A261E6_zps6ogxvjes.jpg.html)

12/23/2015, 07:01 AM
OH WOW, if you ever frag that I do want one!

12/23/2015, 01:03 PM
That is super bright... Looks real nice

Bogue Chitto
12/23/2015, 02:25 PM
That is a nice one.

12/24/2015, 12:41 AM
Wow! I wish my jb looks like that!!

12/24/2015, 07:40 AM
Thanks guys, you can see them from across the room, just blinding orange, and the babies have red stripes already.

12/28/2015, 05:03 PM
You're welcome bud. Hope they lay tons of babies for you

01/02/2016, 10:07 PM
wow super sweet!

01/02/2016, 10:08 PM
Let me know if you get any babies, would be very interested. My supposed JB never got colors like that after the two years Ive had them.

01/03/2016, 06:09 AM
Yea these are the real deal

01/14/2016, 10:25 PM
The JB gets really confused, name wise and its origin. There are two types (the original ones), there is more now, but the main two came from an importer in CA. The JB is one and the tie dye mushroom is another one. JB mushroom only gets red and green while the Tie Dye is the only one that gets purple. I have proof of lineage let me find a pic.

01/21/2016, 10:54 AM
According to sources here in the BayArea, CA. Mystery TyeDye and the original Jawbreaker are the same. Both came from the same original mother.

Hope this is ok, copy and pasted from another forum.

Credit goes to Legendary Corals.

"This was the first shroom species to start the craze with the infamous Jawbreaker/ Tye Dye. Now there are a couple of other heavy hitters that have joined the spotlight and are sought after by reefers all over (I believe this is the group that has the most famous pieces). These shrooms are characterized by their smooth shiny bodies. In my experience, these are the most finicky and most likely to float off when upset (all you disco collectors know this pain, especially those JB hunters).

The Jawbreaker:
This shroom is the first high end shroom to hit the hobby. Collected from Vietnam, this mushroom is infamous for gaining more colors as it matures. The colorations typically starts with orange/yellow, red, green, and (if you're lucky) purple. This is what I know of for how it got into the hobby (I'd love it if someone else who knew more about this shroom could shed light on it as well). The mushroom came into the Bay Area, California and went under the care of Dr. Lee of Aquatic Gallery. From there, pieces of the babies sold locally and the jawbreaker strain was spread. Now we'll go into the infamous The Tye Dye/ Jawbreaker debate. From what I've learned over the years, the Jawbreaker mother was purchased from Aquatic Gallery and sold through very few locals (1-2 people) until it got into the hands of TDF. When I was young, I do recall seeing a shroom that looked just like the infamous photo from TDF of the Tye Dye at Aquatic Gallery. So from what I can recall, it does support this story that the original Jawbreaker and Tye Dye are the same. This is just what I know of, so if someone else who has talked to these fine folks of the older reefing days please chime in! Based on the stories I've heard, I believe that Jawbreakers and Tye Dyes are the same, for I've seen Jawbreakers that get the infamous purple that people believe only Tye Dyes get (like the one we own in the photo :angel:).

"I am hardly ever on the forums nowadays... but someone (not RichieT) forwarded me this thread. BTW, Darwin, great writeup and looks like you and your partners are doing well with your new venture.

What you state is correct. I never disclosed Dr. Li's name nor the first hobbyist that purchased the original mother from Dr. Li because he asked me not to and I respected his wishes. The first hobbyist that owned the Mother Jawbreaker (assumed it was named by Dr. Li as he was first to receive this import around 9 years ago now) was one of my customers who purchase reef equipment and I purchased some corals from him for my other customers. He shall remain nameless until he changes his mind and would like to reveal his identity. He lived in San Jose area and I still remember the month he brought the Mother Jawbreaker home, my jaw dropped when I saw it. So, the name for the mushroom was appropriate.

My colony is shared ownership with my son-in-law's younger brothers and we still have our original 1st daughter that was produced by the original Mother Jawbreaker that now resides with Zack at TDF. Since we've owned the colony for 9 years now, we've kept at least 9 granddaughters with nice amount of green and one of them actually had purple before that tank crash and we lost her. 2 years ago, we split the mother colony among the 3 partners and each has several green polyps in their colony. We still keep a mother colony where we frag out for sales, so we do have frags throughout the year. The zoo location is SF is where our mother colony is located.

The 2nd daughter went to a hobbyist in Sacto area, who sold it 3 years ago when he was relocated to Hawaii. He sold everything before moving. The 3rd daughter is still in the San Jose area and I don't know much about the history behind the 3rd daughter. But as of 3 years ago, the hobbyist that owned the original Mother Jawbreaker said the 3rd owner never dropped a baby, just got very big and happily settled in one place in his tank.

Getting back to history, Rommel made the San Jose hobbyist an offer he couldn't refuse (to this day my San Jose customer regrets letting go of the Mother Jawbreaker) and Rommel flip it and sold to Zack at TDF. My only regret is seeing the original Mother Jawbreaker escape from the West Coast. Zack didn't know that the Jawbreaker already had a name and said that Rommel referred to it as a mystery mushroom, unknown and one of a kind. So, Zack named it Mystery TieDye as that's what the Mother looks like.

There is at least 3 lineages of mushrooms called Jawbreakers and that's what makes it confusing. Unless yours leads back to TDF's Mother, you don't have the one that grows to about 5"-6" across, comes in with green and purple as it matures. The other lineages that came in about 9 years ago only grows to about 2"-2.5" and only red and orange. The lineage that came in about 2 years ago is smooth and small, but has the 3 colors quickly. The newest lineage also faster grower. HTH so, yes, one of Jawbreaker lineage is the same as the Mystery TieDye, not the others. "

01/23/2016, 06:52 PM
Very Nice shroom! All the best!

01/26/2016, 05:05 AM
Updated mother that is popping babies at a good rate now.

http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg485/TweakedS10/BBD60666-79CF-4E5B-BD08-2905A722A116_zpsadzjpglm.jpg (http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/TweakedS10/media/BBD60666-79CF-4E5B-BD08-2905A722A116_zpsadzjpglm.jpg.html)

02/03/2016, 08:54 PM
How sweet. Those are beautiful!

02/03/2016, 11:40 PM
Updated mother that is popping babies at a good rate now.

http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg485/TweakedS10/BBD60666-79CF-4E5B-BD08-2905A722A116_zpsadzjpglm.jpg (http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/TweakedS10/media/BBD60666-79CF-4E5B-BD08-2905A722A116_zpsadzjpglm.jpg.html)

Awesome shroom. If you ever wanna sell a baby shroom hit me up!

02/06/2016, 05:24 AM
Beautiful! I want on the list as well :D