Re: Aunt Fanny... It's really cheap boat oriented polypropylene rope. It doesn't wick water, floats, but doesn't hold a knot very well at all. It's also pretty heavy for it's strength... Definitely a bad buy in my opinion. It's pretty bright I guess, but the glowing is probably just a reflection from my camera flash.
I really wish I'd discovered this forum before I started buying the cheapest kit I could find back then!