The Slime Mould Collective

An international network of/for intelligent organisms

SLIMOCO brings together artists, scientists and others interested in slime moulds - to share research, knowledge, experiments, images...

 

Welcome to the Slime Mould Collective!

The Slime Mould Collective is a portal for interesting, progressive and ground breaking research and creative practice working with the simple yet intelligent organisms. If you are involved with or interested in slime moulds as a scientist, artist (or somewhere in between or other) please join and share what you do...

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Ruth Sykes posted a photo

Freddie – early days

My children have christened their new pet 'Freddie', made him a shoe box home, and have a quick look at him each morning. They like feeding him and cutting holes in the agar to see how he reacts. Thank you Heather!
17 hours ago
ian replied to jnnstl's discussion Preserving a slime mold growth?
"The idea would be to infiltrate the plasmodium with resin not merely encase it - the fixative ( you could use formalin) basically sets all the proteins into a gel that can then be dehydrated in ethanol before resin is seeped in - the resin's…"
yesterday
Ruth Sykes is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
yesterday
jnnstl replied to jnnstl's discussion Preserving a slime mold growth?
"Thank you for these notes! The first proposal does sound like a lot of work. At the same time, for this project, it would be great to have the actual slime mold there. Do you think that dehydration will be absolutely necessary and simply pouring…"
Saturday
Warren Tan updated their profile
Friday
Warren Tan replied to Choi Ming Ho's discussion cryopreservation of physarum polycephalum
"I had the same intention of freezing slime mould at -80degrees for long term storage! However I had problem trying to get slime mould to grow in liquid (tried both LB broth and oat porridge), and hence it is hard to mix in glycerol. Freezing slime…"
Friday
Choi Ming Ho posted a discussion

cryopreservation of physarum polycephalum

I have been finding the protocol for making frozen stock of physarum polycephalum from plasmodium stage, but I can't find any formal protocol. Can you provide me one? Also, how long can I keep it alive, ten years? I would like to keep it at least for ten years, should I keep it in liquid nitrogen or -80C?I have found this protocol for physarum myxamoebae: http://www.physarumplus.org/Protocols/Burland/PpFrozen.htmlshould I…See More
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Singapore Slime

A group for slime mould enthusiasts based in Singapore to collaborate. The founder is based at National University of Singapore (NUS).See More
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Warren Tan posted photos
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Warren Tan is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
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Natalie Andrew liked Hans-Günther Döbereiner's photo
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Natalie Andrew liked Heather Barnett's video
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All members are welcome to create sub-groups to connect people with common interests, i.e. particular species, foragers, slime mould swaps, slime mould as metaphor for human cooperation… etc.

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