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By SYDYSTYK (Addict) on Sunday, October 21, 2001 - 12:54 am: The Nook

whats up man, still love everything youve done for all of us here, and esp. appreciate you posting here,
but i was wondering about your site, it says you only have 3 races for sale, and was wondering what is up

best of luck


By oscill8 (Oscill8) on Sunday, October 21, 2001 - 01:31 am: The Nook

i have a piggybacking question about your strains as well; is your indian from j. allen (mjsh) - the same strain other vendors sell? im just curious if it was different from the orissa india on (2) other vendors sites collected by mj. thanks :)

and i think its cool you post here as well!

By Fanaticus (Fanaticus) on Sunday, October 21, 2001 - 06:44 pm: The Nook

after experimenting for the last two years on various "strains", I find them all quite similar.
If they fruit small, they fruit in great numbers. If they fruit big, they fruit in smaller numbers.

And if you check out the newsgroups (including this one), you should see that there is no
"greatest" strain. That is all bullshit from spore peddlers.

All you do is get one you like, and use it. I think the Hawaiian is a very redundant cubie on the net. It is really one of the great ones. It has a history too.

So fanaticus is simplifying for the time being and will probably eventually only sell the PF for its superiour invitro performance and the Hawaiian as being a totally kick ass cultivar (no aborts - nice big healthy and full of color cubie).

So that will probably be it. And then with all the other spore peddlers around, the choice will still be big.

But, if you are not satisfied with the Hawaiian, you will not be satisfied with any of them. And then it will be time to quit the hobby.


By Nan (Nanook) on Sunday, October 21, 2001 - 07:33 pm: The Nook

Yeah the Hawaiian is a beautiful shroom, it is OT's favorite too: wonderful fruits from cakes, straw, and compost. Agressive and pretty early. Prints heavy. I would have to say it is the shroom of choice to many, and probably should be the first choice for novice growers because it can absused and it will still fruit.

Look at the trashcan pic in Mycoporn. Hawaiians have done the same thing for me.

By SYDYSTYK (Addict) on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 07:55 am: The Nook

nothing(cubensis) beats the pf potency wise
but the hawaiians werent that potent(just my and a few friends opinion)
this is probably a dumb question but my mother taught me that it never hurts to ask-would you(fanaticus) be interested in a print that was from a homestead race i got(they rotate stock so i dont know what it is)it colonized fast, fruited practically on accident and was runner up of the 5 races ive grown on potency
sorry if im being stupid

By Fanaticus (Fanaticus) on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 12:13 am: The Nook

The Hawaiians mature fast. Sometimes, when the veil breaks, you can see purple deposits already.

All of these races look very similar when they are primordia, just before breaking the veil. That is when they are good potency.

The hawaiian must be ruthlessly harvested before it gets "pretty" and big to make it a good shroom to trip with.


By Nugdumper (Nugdumper) on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 03:22 am: The Nook

PF, just a personal question for you. What is the best shroom you have ever tripped, most enjoyable. Cubensis or otherwise

By Fanaticus (Fanaticus) on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 12:25 am: The Nook

I have tried cubies, lib caps and stunzii. They are really all good.

But my ultimate trips were on Cubies because I took a larger dose.


By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Sunday, December 23, 2001 - 12:44 am: The Nook

I have read that the PF Classic race doesn't seem to need a casing layer, and fruits just as well without one. Opinions on that? Are there any other spore races that behave in the same manner or do the rest all like to be cased?

By quote: (Quote) on Sunday, December 23, 2001 - 03:58 pm: The Nook

it's a matter of opinion & personal experience.
but nearly all strains can benefit from a properly done casing.
including pf classic.
and nearly every strain can be successfully fruited without a casing.
it's a matter of your set-up, how much time can you devote to care, how contam-laden is your environment, etc.
these are decisions only you can make.

By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Sunday, December 23, 2001 - 07:14 pm: The Nook

OK, which strain is the most prone to fruit on the sides of the cake where there is no casing layer?

By Nan (Nanook) on Sunday, December 23, 2001 - 08:44 pm: The Nook

PF Classic imo

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