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OfflineBlackhart
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Why do so many pics have open caps?
    #4517918 - 08/10/05 01:26 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I've seen a lot of pics on here from people who seem to have some amazing growing going on.they also seem to be very experienced. But, from everything I've read here I thought the best time to harvest is just as or just after the veil breaks. a lot of the pics have them looking like umbrellas at Coney island in july. what up wit dat?


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Re: Why do so many pics have open caps? [Re: Blackhart]
    #4518058 - 08/10/05 02:06 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

because a cap can tear its veil and open pretty quickly, a lot of people like to try and pick the whole flush at once so they wait on some of the shrooms.

Sometimes you have no control over it either. I just got finished from harvesting a flush off of a casing. In 8 hrs time 90% of the shrooms went from having a veil to having dropped it and flattened out a little. I let em go just to let them get a little bit bigger. Should be no noticable loss in potency, i think its when you let them over mature they start losing potency.


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Re: Why do so many pics have open caps? [Re: Blackhart]
    #4518097 - 08/10/05 02:20 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Fruits mature at a slightly differing rate. Meaning some caps open before others. If you do 100% harvests,---- often 20% open --- before the others are ready.


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Re: Why do so many pics have open caps? [Re: agar]
    #4518787 - 08/10/05 05:52 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

>from everything I've read here I thought the best time to harvest is just as or just after the veil breaks

>a lot of the pics have them looking like umbrellas at Coney island in july

Those statments are conflicted. EVERYTHING youve seen said best time to harvest is before the veil breaks, and ALOT of pictures youve seen show the best time is after the viel breaks. Youve seen alot of pictures like that, because that is the best time to harvest, unless your just going for looks.


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Re: Why do so many pics have open caps? [Re: Blackhart]
    #4518801 - 08/10/05 05:56 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

It's really hard to time things right...unless you stay on top of them 24/7.
And most people don't.

I like to harvest before the caps open...if I'm going for just the fruit.
I think they look better dried with the caps not opened up.

I like to let the caps flatten out...when I'm making prints.

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