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By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 11:27 pm: The Nook

I always read about how much better the quality of a shroom if it is picked when its veil is about to break or has just broken. How come 90% of the pictures posted here, and anywhere else for that matter, are of fully mature shrooms? Are people making THAT many spore prints?

By Kevin Smith (Canshroom) on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 11:55 pm: The Nook

I asked the same question last week. The answer seems to be partly for spore prints and partly for displaying their crop in all its glory. I guess it seems like a lot of pics of mature shrooms until you think about all the crops that are grown and that these pics only represent a very small part of the crops.

By ggg (Ggg) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 02:25 am: The Nook

Don't ask
Don't tell
Large shrooms weigh more than small shrooms?
They look less phalic?

By Imok Urok2 (Imok) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 04:52 am: The Nook

Just like the Hot Rod mag.
The cool looking get pics.
The every-day get ingested.

By mr. mista (Mistabud) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 05:53 am: The Nook

I wouldn't know personally, but my guess is....The more weight, the more money?

By Imok Urok2 (Imok) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 05:59 am: The Nook

Please, no one here would be that crass....we are
all here for the pure joy of it all :o)

By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 06:44 am: The Nook

Can someone describe the difference between eating say 1/8 of shrooms harvested at the perfect time, to 1/8 shrooms harvested after sporulation? I know it will be difficult to describe, but maybe it could be described in terms such as (1/4"old"shrooms=1/8"young"shrooms) as far as potency.

By ggg (Ggg) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 11:09 am: The Nook

I've heard people say "hardly a difference" and others say "big difference".

P Fanaticus has had some nifty things to post on the subject-

Check out this informative dialog

True or not?
Eat your own experiments.
I'll say this- PF has been around the block and sure seems to know whats going on.


By Vitti (Vitticeps) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 12:36 pm: The Nook

I could never tell a difference.

To me it was like trying to tell the difference
between 2.4 and 2.5 grams...

After I tried letting a few flushes mature and not noticing any difference I began to let all of mine mature.

But, as said above, different people have different accounts.

By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 06:52 pm: The Nook

Do you mean after they've dropped their spores and everything?

By Brad (Raze) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 08:55 pm: The Nook

I let mine mature, they look much more beautful tht way. I dont sell so weight doesnt matter much

By ggg (Ggg) on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 09:08 pm: The Nook

It's going to snow tonight so I'm gonna light a bon-fire out in the field.

I'll eat 2g. mature AND 2g. young and tell ya later how nice the snow sledding and the fire are.

I'll bet you I won't give half a shit if the shrooms were young or old.

By Imok Urok2 (Imok) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 01:57 am: The Nook

Hey ggg, thanks for finding that thread :)
I was going to post it but couldn't find it.
If I understand the theory right...
The magic increases until the shroom cap opens.
Then the shroom keeps growing but no more magic
is created.
Therefore, less magic per weight the longer the
shroom grows after that point?

By quote: (Quote) on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 01:59 am: The Nook

correct, essentially.

By Happerous Maximus (Happyguy) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 02:21 am: The Nook

My shrooms are finally done... actually three days overdone ( i was out of town.) The shrooms are kinda limp... but still look alright.

THEY HAVE A BLACK LAYER OF GOO ON THEIR CAPS. is this ok to eat??? should we wash it off?? They smell like mushrooms (mmmmm) just a question.

please hurry, for we are about to eat them.


By ion ewe (Ion) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 02:50 am: The Nook

Sounds like what happens when spores fall on mushrooms from other mushrooms and it gets moist. The spores seem to "eat into" the cap.

I would say to scrape it off, at any rate. It sounds like no one will be able to convince you not to eat the things before sending pictures... so just be on the safe side and remove all traces of this "goo". Hope you have a good time not knowing for sure what you just ate...