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...

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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, designer, teacher, philosopher... (etc), please join and share what you do...

Also at www.facebook.com/groups/slimoco/

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liuduyaya replied to liuduyaya's discussion Some questions about growing slime molds
"I did this as you said, and replace the fresh food in time,But after a long time, they are not willing to eat food. and another question:Can I make sclerotia by lowering the temperature?"
7 hours ago
ian replied to liuduyaya's discussion Some questions about growing slime molds
"They don't like being near their own slime trails, if too much builds up they'll crawl away from it. Once a week either a piece of the slime and put it onto fresh paper or agar with new food or take all of the bedding, fold it in half and…"
7 hours ago
liuduyaya replied to liuduyaya's discussion Some questions about growing slime molds
"another question:Can I make sclerotia by lowering the temperature?"
8 hours ago
daise rowe is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
8 hours ago
liuduyaya replied to liuduyaya's discussion Some questions about growing slime molds
"How can I keep it in a phaneroplasmodium state forever? I feed for about 10 days and slime mold no longer eats oatmeal,And it gathers and tries to climb the wall of the box,may I know what is the reason?"
9 hours ago
Kenneth Ramos posted photos
Friday
Steve Klik is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
Friday
ian replied to liuduyaya's discussion Some questions about growing slime molds
"Those are gorgeous images, I hope you're proud of them! "
Nov 8
Profile Iconmm and Didi joined The Slime Mould Collective
Nov 7
liuduyaya replied to liuduyaya's discussion Some questions about growing slime molds
"I can't access Facebook and YouTube in China,So I posted the pictures and videos on the WeChat public account. You can try to open these links…"
Nov 7
Nemo Andrea commented on ian's photo
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white slime

"Very curious! Is this the (LU887 x LU897) mutant, or some other white mutant?"
Nov 6
ian posted a discussion

Mutation!

I raised some amoebae for a microscopy project with some students and dumped the surplus onto agar. Three weeks later I found something growing in the dish. This thing is a right pain to work with - it's virtually invisible on paper and grows slowly. from what I've read in the literature they're always a bit feeble.I'll be…See More
Nov 6
ian posted a photo

white slime

Un-pigmented mutant physarum
Nov 6
ian replied to liuduyaya's discussion Some questions about growing slime molds
"They're actually quite tough - they'll move away from contamination, if you put a fresh clean piece of substrate nearby with some new food you should find the slime will just move across. I do leave oats on the paper when I make sclerotia…"
Nov 6
peter fraser posted a status
"Interested in Slime Mold from a performance perspective; the ultimate indeterminate body"
Nov 6
Heather Barnett posted a status
"Anyone in Boston on 18 Nov, slime mould talk & workshop with Prof Physarum from Hampshire at https://bio4climate.org/species-intelligence/"
Nov 5
 
 
 

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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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