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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Profile IconDan Nicolau, Adrian Neumann, Paul Thorpe and 1 more joined The Slime Mould Collective
14 hours ago
Jerry replied to ian's discussion Free Physarum
"Ian, I'm sorry to hear you were taken ill. I you've fully recovered or are well on the way. I had imagined that something had delayed things and, just last night had found a very reasonable supplier here in the states and placed an order.…"
ian replied to Josh Hulbert's discussion Slime mould species
"If you divide it and let it form spores you'll get a much more obvious phase of the life cycle to use for ID. I'd love to get hold of fuligo"
ian replied to ian's discussion Free Physarum
"An update - hospital was supposed to have been a quick overnight, turned into ten days mostly in an isolation room with opiates on demand.  I had five readdressed envelopes,my other half filled them and sent them out. All my cultures have…"
Profile IconKat Evans and Nguyen Tu Anh joined The Slime Mould Collective
Josh Hulbert posted a discussion

Slime mould species

Hi,I got a slime mould by lucky accident; I was trying to grow some mushroom mycelium in woodchip and wood shavings, but a slime mould took over! It must have been hiding in the woodchip mulch pieces from where I'd taken the mycelium. Anyway, how can I tell what species it is? It looks and moves just like Physarum polycephalum, but would Fuligo septica look obviously different? (Google images doesn''t help much). Are there many similar looking species? Are there any identification…See More
Josh Hulbert joined Heather Barnett's group

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Join if you're based in/near London (UK) and interested in meeting and/or swapping cultures...See More
Ben F Rayfield is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
Rosie posted a status
"Does anyone know what is the average range of slime-moulds are? Ie can they sense food 10cm, 30cm or further away? thank U"
Rosie replied to Jaden's discussion We should start a trading circle for slime molds
"many thanks Ian - see above my address details. I will be sure to upload my findings. Best wishes."
Kezia Meyers updated their profile
Dec 12
Kezia Meyers posted a status
"I'm finding out how efficient slime mold is with transportation. I live in Austin, so transportation is a big thing here."
Dec 12
Heather Barnett replied to ian's discussion making tidy sclerotia
"My method for drying out physarum is to encourage the slime mould to grow onto slightly damp tissue paper, then remove any food, take the lid of the dish and keep it in the dark. It usually dries into sclerota quite neatly. I then cut the dried…"
Dec 12
Profile IconJosh Hulbert, Carol Warrior and Ethan Campbell joined The Slime Mould Collective
Dec 12
Jaden replied to ian's discussion making tidy sclerotia
"According to this page: (about halfway down on the page) You want to dry the slime out in no less than 24hrs, yet no more than 48hrs. A week is giving them too much time to…"
Dec 12
ian posted a status
"I've got 25 batches of physarum ready to go out but I'm in hospital so you'll have to be patient."
Dec 11



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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