Random test just to see if I could predict a result,
JAS +Trix Bubble Juice = CAV (prediction confirmed)
BTW; I've decided just to use The_MadTom's chart to base me research off of instead of continuing to develop my own as his is sorted beautifully in grouped mode, and this way I can spend the time I would otherwise use updating mine to toy with row/colum sorting instead to attempt to find a pattern to the upbreeding (basic breeding pattern is pretty much set at this point). So that's why you haven't seen me update mine lately. (That + I've been spending a ton of time watching the Olympic Curling matches online :p)
On that note; The_MadTom, do you mind if I later upload a modified version of your chart (credited of course) with as much filled in predicatively as I can? I'm quite confident at this point I can drastically narrow the field of testing required, possibly to a couple dozen or less points, shy of filling in the entire chart.
Loving this tribble research, also been working on my own tribble farm chart, lol
Sadly I have nothing to add further to this thread that has not yet already been discovered, I have been pondering if having pairs of tribbles could produce different results though, or having some other kind of catalyst present, no clue what, but just a thought.
Again, all credit to The_MadTom for the original spreadsheet I started from. All the data was his work, I just re-sorted it.
As you can see, it's really quite full. That is because I learned a few rules when looking over our existing data that allowed me to fill in almost all the blanks.
1st, Food all ocmes in 3 varieties; SUS/STL, THO/DOT and VIT/SPA. Every food/drink follows this pattern for basic breeding. (breeding of common Tribbles) Any food that produces a SUS from a T1 Tribble, will produce a STL from every non-t1 tribble that doesn't result in a rarer type.
2nd, All Tribble groups provide breed the same across the group. A HEN and a JAS will breed identical results from the same food/drink. (Part B, RIV will breed a rare from and food/drink HEN/JAS or MCC/NIX will)
3rd, 56% food only yields type 1 and 2 Tribbles, 64% food yields type 1 through 6 Tribbles, and 75% food yields type 1 and 5-8 Tribbles. (not enough data to know on type 2, but believe not)
These facts + the submitted data I have allowed me to fill in nearly our entire table.
Black text is data I had to go on. Red text is data I predicted that I am fairly sure of. Blue text is data I have predicted that I have a low degree of certainty on. Blank spaces are area where I don't have enough data to make an educated guess at all.
So basically what I am looking at is this, blue and blank areas should be top priority test locations. But not every location in the group needs to be tested, just one test in a particular type + food combo will allow me to fill in both Tribbles of a type (or all 3 in type 2's case)
Hopefully once we can finish this data off to all being at least red, we can use it to take to a dev and show why we think a couple breeding paths are bugged. (Unless we make a new discovery that allows us to flush out our missing Tribble)
Again, credit to The_MadTom. I couldn't have done this without his brilliant chart.
PS; SUS + Klingon Gagh = TUF
Edit; I have stopped work on that chart Mark, see above in this post.