The retiring of rubies and red fires makes sense, but there have been red-colored test paints sold recently. This was on EBay, too, so the buyer might not have been on the forum to discover the fading difficulty. Is it possible that the issue has been resolved?
(if so, immediately begin squeaking like mad 🙂 )
[i]Keeping an eye out for fantasy gryphons and test paint dragons.[/i]