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#21 Freaky

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 03:04 PM

PSYLOCYBE FANATICUS MUSHROOM MUSEUM
PF
Hawaiian
JLF
EQUADOR
False Mexicana - new photo update
The B+
Treasure Coast
Cambodian
Thailand
Malaysian
AUSTRALIAN
INDIAN
MAZATEC
PF ALBINO
PF Stropharia
PF style SHITAKE
PF Style Stropharia Melanosperma
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All of these shrooms in the PF Shroom museum were grown identically - PF style in the "Richmans terrarium" - basically the PF neglect tek. No humidifiers or perlite layers were used to increase humidity. Only a couple of airings and mistings were done per day and sometimes less (neglect tek). Some have vermiculite casings on the tops and some are without. All have a "bottom" casing of wet perlite covered with vermiculite (in a jar cap) which keeps the cakes hydrated and adds to the humidity of the terrarium.

PSYLOCYBE FANATICUS
November 2000


april 2010
PSYLOCYBE FANATICUS RACE

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272830629

This is the PF spore race. It is also called "Matias Romero" at other spore sellers sites or Amazonian. It lately has picked up the name "PF CLASSIC". This photo is of a second flush. The first flush was done and the cake was cleaned with a very sharp hunting knife (like peeling an apple - only with a very sharp large blade). The cleaned cake was placed on a jar cap of soaked and drained fresh perlite and vermiculite. Then a fresh dry vermiculite layer was applied to the top and soaked by dripping water on it from an eye dropper.
DESCRIPTION
1. CAP (size - shape stages - colors)
The primordia start dark reddish. The cap is a fairly dark reddish (deep colors) and thick. It starts dome like and goes to plane at maturity and continues to grow until it is upturned and convoluted, with the gills a very deep brown, with streaks of purple (spore deposits) across and around the cap.

2. STEM (length - girth - flesh - colors)
It can be short and fat or long and hefty. It depends on the air and humidity. The PF race responds to this seriously. with lots of air and humidity, the PF stem is long, slender, thick fleshed and white. The flesh of the PF race is unique amongst all the races. It is very much like soft moist BREAD. But sometimes there can be a bit of fibrousness here and there.

3. VEIL (deliquescent - partly deliquescent - persistant anulus)
The PF race has a definitely deliquescent veil. When the veil breaks during growth of the shroom, it usually breaks off from the stem and breaks up around the gills, leaving veil remnants all over the gills and mainly on the edges. But, sometimes there is a veil that becomes like an anulus (around the stem) but at close inspection, the veil will not be attached securely and usually might just hang in part. Also, there is serious differences amongst the races at how the gills attach to the stem under the cap. The PF gills attach closely. Whereas the Malaysian gills have a rather large gap where the gills attach to the underside of the cap. Gill stem and cap attachment is a definite trait of races, but unfortuneatly, further observations and notes are required for any in depth descriptions. But note that all these races have distinct gill attachment traits that adds to the differences!

4. SPORULATION (at what developement stage does it begin?)
The PF race is a slow maturing shroom. It can grow large and the cap expand, but the gills will still be biege or light colored. Then, after about a day or two, the purple deposits of the spores will appear on the stem, and the gills will be darker brown. But sometimes, sterile specimens will appear. These are shrooms that don't develope spores and the gills remain distinctly light colored (biege - tan - yellowish). They have no spores. I once knew someone who cloned this type of sterile strain and claimed it to be the best in potency, overall. This fits with the observation that potency diminishes as sporulation developes. So without sporulation ever starting, the potency doesn't diminish in relation.

5. TENACIOUSNES (Strength of attachment of the stem base to the cake)
The PF is the champ at this. Usually the PF shroom as a large base (big foot). In fact, "BIG FOOT" should be the sur name of the PF race. This makes the PF race the most tenacious to the substrate of them all. When harvested, it is common to pull off large chunks of cake in the process.

6. SHAPE SHIFTING (shapes and changes of flush to flush - strain to strain)
The PF race is the champ in this also. It goes from ugly little abhorts and convoluted dwarfs, to tall robust white thick stemed specimens with large deep reddish colored caps that go to plane and then wildly upturn at full maturity.

7. SIZE TENDANCIES (overall size of the mushroom at maturity)
Small to about as big as they get.

8. GESTATION PERIOD (generalized time of primordia appearance after inoculation)
The PF might be the champ here also. It is the first of any of these shrooms observed to form primordia invitro. The others can, but the PF is a speed demon in comparison. And the PF invitro primordiation is far more numerous if allowed to develope and not birth so quick. But also, many if not most of the primordia will abort. The PF shroom is the champ at aborting shrooms also. That is why it has such a love hate relationship with the hobbiests.

9. POTENCY (This simply comes down to how fast the shroom loses its latent potency - relating to the advent of sporulation)
The PF potency gets a big thumbs up from everywhere. Its advantage is that is a slow maturer, so it gives a wider envelope for the shroom to be harvested in its peak potency. A lot of hobbiests rate the PF race number one in potency. But that is not written in stone.

10. FLUSHING (Ability to repeat flush)
The PF race usually flushes rather poorly on the first flush, giving mostly abhorts. And it can flush nicely the first time. But with a recasing treament. the second flush will be totally different and be excellent. The third flush is always decent and one can squeeze the lemon for nice looking healthy third flush stragglers. But all in all, it is good for three interesting flushes, PF style.

It appears that the PF spore race garners a love hate affair. People either hate it or love it. Even after enduring a severe flogging from the 1999 spore wars (PF copy cats and spore sellers claimed that it was actually a poisonous mushroom - which was believed by the unitiated for a short while). Now, it has regained its favored position amongst a host of mycophiles as either their favorite or at least near the top of the list. Interestingly, there are many who claim that the PF race is the most potent. But then there are many who don't. But whatever the judgement call would be, it is not a bad cubie, so that makes it as good as any, and in my opinion, DAMN good.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 03:12 PM

april 2010
PF HAWAIIAN RACE

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272830952

This is a photo of a first flush PF style. The cake was birthed without invitro primordiation, given the PF double ended cake casing treatment, and delivered to the basic PF neglect Tek. This spore race actually should be called the "classic". From what PF knows, it was the number one Cubensis cultivar in Holland for many years. There was a fiasco in Holland having to do with a grower (Tim Cyanse - psuedonym) who was supplying shrooms to Dutch head cafes but he went to far. He made cakes and candies with shroom powder (left over from harvesting and drying). This didn't go over to well with the Dutch authorities and a big bust and scandel erupted, even involving the famous German mycologist, Dr. Jochen Gartz.

RACE DESCRIPTIONS
1. CAP (size - shape stages - colors)
Dome shaped to plane. This one doesn't upturn much in extreme maturity. The colors are the usuall flesh (caucasion) color, deep.

2. STEM (length - girth - flesh - colors)
Slender to thick - whitish when young and mature. It is fibrous and sturdy with a medium length.

3. VEIL (deliquescent - partly deliquescent - persistant anulus)
The veil is persistant leaving a well defined Stropharia type of anulus. It breaks clean off of the gills and forms a "turtle neck sweater" type of anulus.

4. SPORULATION (at what developement stage does it begin?)
Sporulation is rampant and begins soon after the veil breaks. And it might even begin as the veil breaks leaving a decidedly purple colored anulus. This shroom is a fast maturer.

5. TENACIOUSNES (Strength of attachment of the stem base to the cake)
Good tenaciousness, stable during growth and easily picked clean of substrate hanging on.

6. SHAPE SHIFTING (shapes and changes of flush to flush - strain to strain)
The Hawaiian is a serious shape shifter. From large thick stemed specimens to small petite delicate stemed shrooms.

7. SIZE TENDANCIES (overall size of the mushroom at maturity)
Small to almost as big as they get.

8. GESTATION PERIOD (generalized time of primordia appearance after inoculation)
Slower than the PF race. Invitro primordiation is usually unsatisfactory, and birthing and casing are required about after a month.

9. POTENCY (This simply comes down to how fast the shroom loses its latent potency - relating to the advent of sporulation)
As long as this shroom is picked before any purple is observed, it is a good shroom.

10. FLUSHING (Ability to repeat flush)
The Hawaiian might be the champ at this. First second and third flushes are easy and always look great. They change radically from strain manisfestaion to strain manisfestation, flush to flush. Very few aborts develope with the Hawaiian.

PF got it from a hobby mycologist in Holland (PFE) who was supplying it as a spore sample to Amazing Nature and Smart Botanics (Dutch Weed folks and items for sale). PFE named it "Golden Teacher". He did this because sometimes right before the veils break when the primordia are at their largest size before becoming mature, the entire shroom can have a golden yellowish color which vanishes when maturity starts to set in.

Strangely, the "Golden Teacher" being sold by other spore sellers is being claimed to be different from PF's "Golden Teacher". PFE claims that the Dutch growers got it from Pacific Exotic Spora in Hawaiia. It really doesn't matter where it came from. The reallity of it is that it is a superb Cubensis cultivar, one of the best ever found. It does look like the Cubensis used in the old OSS and OERIC (Mckenna brothers) shroom growing book.

So given the confusion about PES and the so called PES Amazon, PES Hybrid, or PES Hawaiian (all supposedly different), PF is dropping the "PES" from the title and just leaving it, "HAWAIIAN". Actually, Cubensis does not appear in Hawaiia (according to certain "experts"), so then it makes sense for PF just to call it the "Hawaiian", because after all, it is the only shroom spores marketed under a title having anything to do with HAWAIIA. So "Hawaiian" it will be.

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272830952

This is a second flush of the Hawaiian. Notice the smaller and thinner stems on this flush as compared to the large white stems on the flush pictured at the front. This could be a cause of the silly confusion about what the "PES Hawaiian" or the "PES GOLDEN TEACHER" or the "PES HYBRID" really is. Methinks they are the same. The Hawaiian is a mighty shape shifter. All in all, PF considers this Hawaiian to be the best cultivar of all (no darts please).

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 03:18 PM

april 2010
SPORES FROM JLF

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272831457

This spore race was sent to PF on a trade and the sender said it was JLF's "AMAZON". It looks and acts just like the HAWAIIAN of PF. It probably is. This is an example of how these excellent spore races wind up everywhere with different names. But it keys out to the Hawaiian by all of its distinctions. It has the distinct persistant anulus and it is attached "turtle neck sweater" like. It has a white fibrous stem, and the cap and gills look identical.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:02 PM

Now I believe I know where the EQ abbreviation originated from for this strain ~ Freaky.

april 2010

EQUADOR

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272844919

This is one of the best cultivars. It has appeared for many years. Its first appearance is a cover photo. Paul Stamets first book, "Psilocybe mushrooms and their allies" has the Equador on the cover. This is a very nice second flush and this shroom is a fav of many because of its incredible stature and growing ability.

Equador race descriptions
1. CAP (size - shape stages - colors)
dome shaped - doesn't go to plane at maturity but becomes convex. It never upturns. The primordia caps are sometimes a deep purple reddish with white spots.

2. STEM (length - girth - flesh - colors)
Fibrous, sturdy, thick and whitish.

3. VEIL (deliquescent - partly deliquescent - persistant anulus)
The veil is persistant, leaving a skirt like anulus attached to the stem.

4. SPORULATION (at what developement stage does it begin?)
It begins quickly, maturing fast after veil break.

5. TENACIOUSNES (Strength of attachment of the stem base to the cake)
Moderately attached and easy to pick cleanly.

6. SHAPE SHIFTING (shapes and changes of flush to flush - strain to strain)
Very little shape shifting - a very stable appearing shroom from strain to strain.

7. SIZE TENDANCIES (overall size of the mushroom at maturity)
From small to about as big as they get.

8. GESTATION PERIOD (generalized time of primordia appearance after inoculation)
Like the Hawaiian, longer than the PF, and not a very good invitro primordiator. It can primordiate and give some perfect specimens, but it does better to birth after about a month and give it the PF double ended cake casing treatment.

9. POTENCY (This simply comes down to how fast the shroom loses its latent potency - relating to the advent of sporulation)
This is a fast maturer, so the specimens must be picked in advanced primordia stage right before veil breakage for good potency.

10. FLUSHING (Ability to repeat flush)
It is a great flusher, giving three really good PF style flushes and more if the lemon is to be squeezed.

And, like the Hawaiian (Golden Teacher from PFE), it glows a yellowish hue from top to bottom right before the veil breaks. Then it quickly loses the gold color.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:06 PM

april 2010

False Mexicana

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272845134

This mushroom started a real fury in the beggining of 1999. On the alt.drugs.mushrooms newsgroup, a spore seller appeared called FOGGY MOUNTAIN FARMS. They advertised a PSILOCYBE MEXICANA spore syringe and prints. Along with PANEOLOUS TROPICALIS and others, they offered the absurd "Azurescens Cubensis B+ hybrid". PF posted that it was a rip, and then the beginning of the 1999 spore wars took off. It turns out to have been a cubensis (as PF insisted). Then it was named MEXI-CUB.

This is an interesting little cubensis. That is exactly what it is, a small cubie. That is what they call it in Europe. The PF style flushes are small, but they are numerous over time. It likes to flush several times and each flush is incredibly different then the last. This is a surprising little shroom. Sometimes, it looks just like a pan cyan with no anulus, smooth slender white stem and dome like cap. But then, it can be medium sized with a large cap that goes to plane at maturity. The larger appearing strains have a cap color that is light with an orangish center. With PF style growing, this shroom never seems to want to get very big.

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272845134

This is the photo PF uses for the PF ad in High Times magazine. As can be seen, this flush is much different from the above flush. It's a shape shifter.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:10 PM

april 2010

B+

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272845369

This cubie has been around the web for a few years. It is the favorite of certain spore peddlers. The original is called "Herbens B+ strain". From what I have seen, B means big and the + means very (very big).

Also, this shroom is the most hyped cubensis in history. There are many youthfull pop mycologists around the internet that are still debating about this shroom being some kind of Psilocybe Azurescens cubensis "HYBRID". And there have been various spore sellers that advertise it as that. But of course, it is just a cubensis. The shroom in the photo is growing on a 1/2 pint PF cake. The cultivation procedure was identical to the others. Temperature ranges are the same and it likes to be birthed and cased. Invitro primordiation seems fairly nil.

In comparing this one to the others, its size can be determined by using the cakes as a reference (all 1/2 pint size). Its veil becomes a persistant anulus, attached to the stem "turtle neck sweater" style. It has a fibrous slender long stem, and large cap that doesn't seem to go to full plane and never upturns. It seems to clearly to be the champ at long stems and specimen height. It is not tenasciously attached to the substrate, so it has a tendancy when grown PF style, to grow tall and fall over (tip the cake or just break off from the substrate when in the wrong position). It is the tallest growing cubensis around, and it has many fans. But just because it is the biggest, doesn't mean it is the best. It had a fierce reputation as being the most potent, but after time has passed and this shroom got around, it turns out to be no better than any other Cubensis in potency. And since this too is a fast maturing shroom, it must be picked presporulation for max potency. It should be picked in its advanced primordia stage, with the veil still unbroken.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:11 PM

april 2010

Treasure Coast

This is the so called "Treasure Coast". The actual Treasure Coast is the north east coast of Florida near the Okee Pha nokee swamp of Georgia. That being said, this shroom has been around the web for several years. This is a very pale colored cubensis with distinct characteristics.

The TC was grown PF style, nothing changed. The jars were incubated at a constant 70 F temp. This shroom is another giant. It grows very slender and tall, but it is attached to the substrate fairly well. But like the B+, it can get so tall, it will fall over (cake tip). The above photo is of a THIRD flush.

Treasure coast race descriptions
1. CAP (size - shape stages - colors)
Dome like to plane at maturity to extreme upturned at full maturity. The cap color is very distinctive. It is very pale and some hobbiests refer to it as an Albino. It is just a pale color and nothing abnormal about it.

2. STEM (length - girth - flesh - colors)
The TC has a long thin graceful stem, that is white and silky smooth. It is also tough and fibrous.

3. VEIL (deliquescent - partly deliquescent - persistant anulus)
The TC veil is fully deliquescent.

4. SPORULATION (at what developement stage does it begin?)
The TC is a slow maturer. In fact, it is probably the slowest at maturing with the spores appearing very belatedly several days after the shroom appears to have grown all the way. It is a weak sporulator, with many specimens having no spores or very little.

5. TENACIOUSNES (Strength of attachment of the stem base to the cake)
It has fair Tenaciousness, becoming lose with increase of size. It sometimes falls over in PF style cultures.

6. SHAPE SHIFTING (shapes and changes of flush to flush - strain to strain)
It is very stable and appears similar from flush to flush and of course the size is all over the map.

7. SIZE TENDANCIES (overall size of the mushroom at maturity)
From tiny to as big as they get.

8. GESTATION PERIOD (generalized time of primordia appearance after inoculation)
This one is the true slow poke. It sometimes takes at least twice as long for the shrooms to appear. Patience is required and most likely the easiest way to grow it is let it grow in the jar and then about a month or so after inoculation, birth and case it PF style. Do the neglect tek on this one and it will be amazing. It really is a great cultivar, and after it starts appearing, it is a mind blowing exotic beauty.

9. POTENCY (This simply comes down to how fast the shroom loses its latent potency - relating to the advent of sporulation)
The TC is easy to get quality from since it is a slow maturer and gives a huge window of opportunity to grab it before its too late.

10. FLUSHING (Ability to repeat flush)
PF has seen cakes 4 months old still fruiting.



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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:14 PM

april 2010

CAMBODIAN

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272845624

This spore race was sent to PF on a trade and the sender said it was MYCO TECH (Seattle) Cambodian.

CAMBODIAN RACE DESCRIPTIONS
1. CAP (size - shape stages - colors)
Becoming plane in age and not upturning. The cap seems to have dark colors in it as well as the usuall purplish streaks from wandering clouds of spores.

2. STEM (length - girth - flesh - colors)
Whitish, fibrous and hefty slender with a medium length.

3. VEIL (deliquescent - partly deliquescent - persistant anulus)
The veil is decidedly deliquescent.

4. SPORULATION (at what developement stage does it begin?)
Not a real fast maturer, just a little slower than the EQ or HA.

5. TENACIOUSNES (Strength of attachment of the stem base to the cake)
Well secured to the cake. It is not big enough to want to fall over.

6. SHAPE SHIFTING (shapes and changes of flush to flush - strain to strain)
Stable

7. SIZE TENDANCIES (overall size of the mushroom at maturity)
From small to as big as they get.

8. GESTATION PERIOD (generalized time of primordia appearance after inoculation)
Similar to the EQ or HA.

9. POTENCY (This simply comes down to how fast the shroom loses its latent potency - relating to the advent of sporulation)
Probably as good as any. Just pick it presporulation.

10. FLUSHING (Ability to repeat flush)
Unknown, but probably as good as any.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:17 PM

april 2010


THAILAND

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272845793

This spore race was sent to PF on a trade and the sender said it was MYCO TECH (Seattle) THAILAND.

THAILAND RACE DESCRIPTIONS
1. CAP (size - shape stages - colors)
It goes to plane on maturity and doesn't seem to want to upturn. It is lighter than a lot of cubies.

2. STEM (length - girth - flesh - colors)
Slender white and fibrous. Medium length at most.

3. VEIL (deliquescent - partly deliquescent - persistant anulus) Veil is deliquescent
4. SPORULATION (at what developement stage does it begin?)
The Thai is kind of like the Treasure Coast. It is a slow maturer and a weak sporulator.

5. TENACIOUSNES (Strength of attachment of the stem base to the cake)
Moderate with good stability PF style.

6. SHAPE SHIFTING (shapes and changes of flush to flush - strain to strain)
Appears stable.

7. SIZE TENDANCIES (overall size of the mushroom at maturity)
Tiny to moderate.

8. GESTATION PERIOD (generalized time of primordia appearance after inoculation)
Average - like the HA.

9. POTENCY (This simply comes down to how fast the shroom loses its latent potency - relating to the advent of sporulation)
Due to its late maturing, the envelope is wide to get quality potency before maturing.

10. FLUSHING (Ability to repeat flush)
unknown but probably as good as any.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:19 PM

april 2010


MALAYSIAN

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272845949

This spore race was sent to PF on a trade and the sender said it was MYCO TECH (Seattle) MALAYSIAN.

MALAYSIAN RACE DESCRIPTIONS
1. CAP (size - shape stages - colors)
It doesn't upturn at full maturity, but goes to plane. The colors are the usuall.

2. STEM (length - girth - flesh - colors)
Whitish, fibrous and hefty slender.

3. VEIL (deliquescent - partly deliquescent - persistant anulus)
This one is a combo. It has a fully deliquescent veil and also can leave behind an EQ style "skirt" persistant anulus. Very mystifying.

4. SPORULATION (at what developement stage does it begin?)
Not an early maturer.

5. TENACIOUSNES (Strength of attachment of the stem base to the cake)
Moderate

6. SHAPE SHIFTING (shapes and changes of flush to flush - strain to strain)
Stable - few aborts.

7. SIZE TENDANCIES (overall size of the mushroom at maturity)
Tiny to moderate

8. GESTATION PERIOD (generalized time of primordia appearance after inoculation)
Similar to the EQ or HA - moderate.

9. POTENCY (This simply comes down to how fast the shroom loses its latent potency - relating to the advent of sporulation)
Pick presporulation

10. FLUSHING (Ability to repeat flush)
Looks good and probably will flush several times with proper care.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:22 PM

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AUSTRALIAN RACE

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272846113

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:24 PM

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INDIA RACE

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272846255

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:27 PM

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MAZATEC

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272846446

This cubensis race looks like a cross between the Mexi-cub (false Mexicana) and the Equador. When the stem is cut, it seems to consistantly bruize deep azure. The Maz yields very well. This is one of the best PF has tested. The Mazatec is a small but refined cubie with whitish smooth stem flesh, apparantly more "dense" and less watery than the larger growing races (Equador, B+, Cambodian ect). A big thumbs up for the Maz!

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:44 PM

april 2010

PF Stropharia

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272847377

Yachaj describes the PF Stropharia

The PF Stropharia combines a great sporulation capacity with an easily printable cap (no slimey veil remnants hanging from it), an extremely agressive mycelium, strong blueing of the flesh, a solid stem and a top notch harvest on PF Substrate (usually in bouquets of smaller potent mushrooms instead of a few weak large ones). It is a winner on all qualities which are important for a cubie except for its pinning speed (PF Classic is faster).
Please help to preserve this unique Psilocybe cubensis race. Spread its spores as prolific as possible but - do not change the name PF Stropharia. This genotype was a present from me to PF. Everybody may distribute its spores, but the name stays. - do not change the substrate. This is a PF TEK / hippie tek only cubie!

The origin of the PF Stropharia

At this moment there are two versions of the story. According to my notes the PF Stropharia was born in January 1997. It came up in a jar of PF Substrate which was gamma ray sterilized instead of steam sterilized. The difference between cold and hot sterilization is that in cold sterilizations (with gamma flash) the substrate remains raw. The mycelia have a slight difficulty in colonizing it and pinning is delayed. This is not an advantage so I terminated the gamma flash experiments, but according to my notes the PF Stropharia came up from one of those jars - from PF Classic spores obtained from PF in 1995.
But as anyone can see, the PF Stropharia looks very different from the PF Classic. It has scales on the cap while the PF Classic is smooth. It has a ring around the stem, the mycelium is much denser. It doesn't look like a PF Classic offspring at all.

So PF's explanation of this that I made a mistake. That the PF Stropharia is a genotype I received from someone else and that I mislabeled the jars.

When I look at the mushroom I would say that PF is right. His explanation is the most simple one and in science the simplest explanations are usually right. The Stropharia is too different from the Classic to be offspring. But at the same time this explanation is difficult fo me to accept because I didn't have so many different cubies back then. I had only 2 cubies which liked PF Substrate (the PF classic and the 'Amazonian' from the Hawaiian vendor Pacific Exotic Spora which PF now distributes under the name 'Hawaiian'). So if I mislableled the jar then still the origin of the PF Stropharia is a mystery.

The meaning of PF "Stropharia"

The name PF refers to Psylocybe Fanaticus, the inventor of the substrate which this cubensis race seems to like best. Stropharia refers to the appearance of it. The veil which protects the spores during the first stage of the mushroom growth sticks to the stem when he cap unfolds, leaving a ring. This looks like a belt. Stropharia means Swortbelt in Greek.
Yachaj (RENE of Perfect Fungi Europe - PFE)

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:46 PM

april 2010


PF STYLE SHITAKE


I lost my photos of shitake on BRF cakes (B is brown, R is rice, and F is flour) - aka PF TEK cakes. Here is a post and photo by a dude called Bluecat, someone who I have talked to on the Mycotopia web site. The photo follows the post. They are pretty ugly huh? That is the mycelium with the ugly discolorizations, but it isn't contaminated. That's the way the shitake mycelium acts. Bluecat uses half the amount of brown rice flour (1/8 cup) instead of the usual 1/4 cup. 1/8 cup of brown rice flour (BRF) works very well with the magic shrooms.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 - 01:24 am:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i tried the same experiment hundreds of times.the regular pf half pints with no sawdust are always the best.both faster,and more productive.you really only need one plug per jar,right down the middle.i get the best results with just over 1/8 cup brf.if you use much more than that,they get sticky and grow slower.good luck,have fun.

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272847554


This is the "gourmet" edible mushroom - SHITAKE (Lentinus Edodes). It was cultivated with the straight PF TEK. Instead of spores, SHITAKE spawn "plugs" were inserted into the jars substrait. After about 3 months, the cake turned black and the mushrooms formed. The black looking cake is actually just the outer surface. This is where the mycelium dies back but under the black "skin", the cake was a normal whiteish colored mycelium.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:52 PM

april 2010


STROPHARIA MELANOSPERMA

http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1272847918

This is a mushroom from ISRAEL. Spores of it were sent to me and I cultured it with an altered PF substrate formula. Instead of brown rice powder, I used wheat grain powder. All the ratios were the same as in the standard PF formula. It is not a magic shroom but it is considered to be an edible. I couldn't get any spores from this mushroom. It doesn't grow normally with this tek, but it sure looks strange.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 07:04 PM

The following are historical threads

Stonehenge website~ http://www.seanet.co....html#knowledge


Fanaticus Chronicles ~
http://mycotopia.net...chronicles.html


Professors prediction regarding the PF Albino ~ Mycotopia Thread 2006
http://mycotopia.net...prediction.html

PF Albino Breeding information:
http://mycotopia.net...s-redspore.html


An archive offsite 2001 copy of Fanaticus.com
http://web.archive.o..._/FANATICUS.COM


Mycotopia Poll ~ Dunk VS DEC for PF Tek
http://mycotopia.net...-tek-cakes.html


Mycotopia Archives~http://archives.myco...html?1130154483


PF Tek Booklet ~ Mycotopia Archives ~ http://archives.myco...html?1076972328


PF Redspore information -

The PF red spore is not from nature - it appeared in a petrie
dish.

It is too bad it is under wraps because it is most valuable as
a DNA study. If an identical mushroom has a different spore
color from its twin, that means it is another specie. And the PF
red spore doesn't apparantly "breed" with the normal purple PF
classic which is its "mother".

I would only release it to a qualified Mycologist that is doing DNA
research and genetic stuff. The PF red spore in my opinion is
priceless in that I think it shows some kind of evolution being that
the spore color signifies another specie. So in my hobby lab, the
PF classic gave a shroom that changed specie.

The problem with the PF red spore, is that the mushroom is a
schedule one illegal drug, and no real mycology lab is going
to touch it because the only source is me or YASHIJ PAYE and we are
not real mycologists with credentials and neither are any of you.

What a waste! This PF red spore could be a real newsmaker in the
realm of evolutionary biology.

The Prof


Noteworthy links on the PF Redspore:
http://mycotopia.net...res-coming.html
http://mycotopia.net...s-redspore.html



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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:23 PM

Holy shit Freaky! what a collection this is, getting bookmarked for sure thanks for the good history :rasta:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:35 PM

It is quite a bit of good myco history. A pleasure to put it together.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 10:51 PM

Let there be light...




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