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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Intelligence level of slime mould?

Started by Gus Xia in Links & Resources. Last reply by François-Joseph Deminiere on Thursday. 5 Replies

Blob conservation

Started by François-Joseph Deminiere in Projects & Ideas. Last reply by François-Joseph Deminiere Apr 12. 2 Replies

Slime Mould Architectural Design

Started by Rositsa Atanasova in Links & Resources. Last reply by François-Joseph Deminiere Apr 3. 3 Replies

Slime mold

Started by Melmel in Projects & Ideas Mar 19. 0 Replies

Well this is embarrassing....

Started by ian in Projects & Ideas. Last reply by Heather Barnett Mar 5. 2 Replies

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Raising from Spores - Zero Tech Method

Posted by ian on April 11, 2017 at 13:30 0 Comments

Growth simulation

Posted by Roxane Fallah on March 22, 2017 at 21:07 1 Comment

Experiment begins

Posted by Roxane Fallah on March 1, 2017 at 3:00 0 Comments

Flatland

Posted by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 30, 2017 at 13:57 0 Comments

 

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ian replied to ian's discussion What the???? Interloper?
"It was bacteria filling up old slime tubes,"
Friday
ian replied to Gus Xia's discussion What is this food for slime mold
"Hi Here's a link to the most comprehensive paper on the subject. If you don't have access to an autoclave or pressure cooker, bear in mind that this stuff will go off very quickly. The higher percentage oats have a real tendency to…"
Friday
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Thursday
Gus Xia replied to Gus Xia's discussion What is this food for slime mold
"HI Ian, Thank you so much. Do you have a pointer to some paper on the ingredient? It seems to too difficult to make and I'd like me do it right. Thank you, Gus"
Thursday
François-Joseph Deminiere replied to Gus Xia's discussion Intelligence level of slime mould?
"Hello Gus, At first your question was so classical that I did not pay really attention to the scientific facts.As you certainly knows, the facts are stubborn. And finally some of my thought get out the underlayer and came up to light... As one can…"
Thursday
ian replied to Gus Xia's discussion What is this food for slime mold
"That's probably  oat meal agar - 10%  oats in 1% agar if I remember rightly.  More accessible might be to use cooked oats rolled out and sliced into squares. "
Apr 15
François-Joseph Deminiere replied to Gus Xia's discussion Intelligence level of slime mould?
"These ones have been made for experiment by scientist of the lab. The best "food pellet" ready-to-use you can buy are oats Flakes I bet. But Look at Ian's page and you will read a fine method to make your own "pellets" from…"
Apr 15
Profile IconTracy Bousselot and Dominic Borbon joined The Slime Mould Collective
Apr 15
Gus Xia posted a discussion

What is this food for slime mold

Dear All,Anyone knows what is this perfectly "round" shape food for the slime mold in the following two pictures (screen shot from youtube)? I am currently using oats to feed the mold, but my experiment somehow requires a standard food source in exactly the same weight, shape.Thank you very much!Gus…See More
Apr 15
Gus Xia replied to Gus Xia's discussion Intelligence level of slime mould?
"Hi François-Joseph, Thank you so much! The last part is absolutely amazing. I was wondering if you know the "food pellet" at around 11:41 of the video? Where can I buy them? Best regards, Gus"
Apr 14
François-Joseph Deminiere replied to Gus Xia's discussion Intelligence level of slime mould?
"I don't know if this video is the same level than french one (I did not read it) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UxGrde1NDA&list=PLkQqhJGfvcWOgDxz430dcs23KLgyZbtFh"
Apr 14
François-Joseph Deminiere replied to Gus Xia's discussion Intelligence level of slime mould?
"Hi Gus, Yes indeed. See "une intelligence sans cervelle" (clever without a brain) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47qiwqKRef0 I don't know if there is equivalent in English. Ian do you ? Best regards, François-Joseph."
Apr 14
Gus Xia posted a discussion

Intelligence level of slime mould?

Hey all,I know that it could solve maze, remember the food location, and even predict periodicity of environment. Are there any more (surprising) discoveries on the intelligent ability?Thanks,GusSee More
Apr 12
François-Joseph Deminiere replied to François-Joseph Deminiere's discussion Blob conservation
"Fine that's cool ! Thx Ian Is there a "Blob Fact" anywhere on the WEB wher one could find all these answers ? If non perhaps should we build one, insn't it ? Best regards, FJ"
Apr 12
ian replied to François-Joseph Deminiere's discussion Blob conservation
"Only just seen this. They don't freeze - or at least they'll freeze but won't wake up afterwards unless you've made microplasmodia and dunked then in liquid nitrogen. If you want to store them, feed them up to a decent size then…"
Apr 12
ian posted a blog post

Raising from Spores - Zero Tech Method

I've been looking for a way to rear physarum from spores without resorting to bacterial lawns and needing autoclaves etc.I've only done a couple of trials but this method seems to work ok, it does require a bit of patience.I used petri dishes and filter paper but any container and a bit of tissue should work.The idea is to let the food go off producing bacteria for the amoebal phase to feed off then slowly dry them out so they get persuaded to form plasmodia.Your spores need to be a few weeks…See More
Apr 11
 
 
 

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