The PF Classic magic mushroom strain is named after the legendary shroom cultivator Robert "Billy" Mcpherson (AKA Psilocybe Fanacticus). Macpherson developed the strain for use in conjuction with his famous "PF Tek" growing method, which he released to the world in 1991. Although it has been "bred" for PF Tek, this strain grows exceptionally well in a variety of mediums, following a variety of "teks" or methods of cultivation.
This strain elicits the "classic" Psilocybe effects, including euphoria, visual stimulation, sensory enhancement/synesthesia, deep introspection, amplified emotion, and often a quite 'mystical' or "noetic" quality. This makes it a versatile strain, suitable for either therapeutic or recreational use, and great for beginners to both consume and grow.
Its visual characteristics are often exemplary of an "ideal" Psilocybe Cubensis, large fruiting bodies with thick, long, dense stalks and a beautiful golden reddish cap. It's flesh readily bruises a deep blue, and its mycelium is exceptionally fast-colonizing, rhizomorphic, and resistant to contamination due to the decades of isolation/refinement that the genome has undergone.
It's fruits are of moderate/average potency however it is a good-yeilding and easy to grow strain, making it a great choice for the beginner cultivator or user.
Strain Origin: Robert Macpherson AKA Psilocybe Fanaticus (location unknown)(PF lived in Washington state for many years).
Cap: 50+ mm in diameter, convex to broadly convex to plane at maturity. Reddish cinnamon brown maturing to golden brown to reddish gold. Surface dry with pronounced and persistent remnants of universal veil on cap (spots). Flesh white soon bruising bluish green.
Stem: 125+ mm in length, yellowish white. Flesh bruising bluish green where injured. Persistent membranous annulus (ring) from partial veil that becomes dusted with purple brown spores at maturity.
Gills: Attachment adnate to adnexed. Grayish coloration in young fruit bodies becoming nearly black in maturity.
Spores: Dark purplish brown, subellipsoid on 4-spored basidia