1991-high times magazine publishes an advertisement in their grow aids section of the classifieds
Cubensis culturing kit, supplies & new techniques, and info. Catalog $1. Psilocybe Fanaticus, 1202 E. Pike, number 783, Seattle, WA 98122”
Robert McPherson AKA Psilocybe Fanaticus published this in November 1991. This one classified was going to put him, and the mycology world, on a new trajectory. His “innovations” were truly just that. a ground breaking new technique. PF tek is not only still relevant and taught today, but also one of the most fool proof methods of culturing.
For years home cultivation and mycology were unattainable, PF sought to change that. In his kit one would receive:
Sterilized jar of brown rice flour/ vermiculite cake
A syringe of spores in solution with blunt tip
With those three things an average human were now able to produce, and reproduce mushrooms for generations with the included instructions.
That’s not the only eventful part of Robert’s life though, he has taught the myco community in more ways than one. After running an extremely successful spore business for over a decade, tragedy struck.
Wednesday Feb 19 2003
On a Monday night Robert was sleeping in his recliner, BANG BANG BANG on the front door. Robert runs to get his weapon and peers throw the window. A dozen bodies black clad with full tactical gear, it was the feds. Robert claims to have been selling around 3000 syringes a month. He was officially charged and pled guilty to manufacturing of mushrooms containing psilocybin (felony) and his wife and business partner Margaret got a misdemeanor psilocin possession charge.
A unique Cubensis first collected by LJ on the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. These are the F2 grow by BAS. Expect great and unique variation from these. Third photo is of the original specimen collected from the south side of the volcano. These are truly a winner. Expect Umbonate caps, consistent flushes and a new strain for your library.
Tosahatchee is a wild Psilocybe Cubensis originally collected by InoculateTheWest in the cattle fields of Central Florida. It's name Tosahatchee comes from the region it was collected. These spores come from the first domesticated grow of the wild specimen. Basidium Equilibrium found these to be an extremely rewardgin strain to work, and the potency to be beyond any Cubensis he's experienced (MORE POTENT THAN APE). We are grateful and proud to present to you, Psilocybe Cubensis Tosahatchee.
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