Whenever I have grown Pachinoi from seed it looks like this and it stays that spiny even when bigger. It is also a more of a blue colour and thicker stem as it gets older compared to the commonly circulated clone. I start to wonder if the common clone has a bit of Scop blood in it. A friend who has visited habitat says he saw plants that look like the less spiny clone and others as spiny as a Bridgesi can get. Is it possible that they are all one species with variability from different locations or altitude.