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

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Scott Stensland liked Heather Barnett's discussion Please contribute to the hosting of the slime mould collective
21 hours ago
Heather Barnett posted a discussion

Please contribute to the hosting of the slime mould collective

Dear slimoco members,It’s that time of year again when I get billed for the hosting costs of the slimoco ning network and reach out to the membership to help share the cost. It’s not a huge amount ($240 a year) but it would be great if members could…See More
22 hours ago
Profile Iconana, Kishore and Saranne Bish joined The Slime Mould Collective
Nuno posted a discussion

Prefered substrate

Hello everyone!I'm really curious about the substrates you use and why you do.Unfortunately I'm not able to set up a poll, but so far I'm aware of the following:.: Agar (non-nutrient).: Filter paper.: Kitchen towels.: Soil, Bark, Twigs (Vivarium?)I…See More
Jul 20
Nuno commented on JohnnyDZ0707's photo


"Wow, this is a beautiful one!Have you gathered some, to grow home or so?"
Jul 20
JohnnyDZ0707 posted photos
Jul 19
JohnnyDZ0707 commented on Ruiko's blog post I want to try using slime molds in my design
"As slime molds are quite small and leave fine patterns, a more practical method may be to use algorithmic simulations of slime molds to generate design patterns digitally."
Jul 19
JohnnyDZ0707 commented on Gala Montiel's blog post Help possible slime mold identification!
"It lacks organization, and is quite transparent with stuff floating in it, I doubt that it's a slime mold."
Jul 19
Terry replied to Terry's discussion Slime mould spurs
"Thank you ian my friend, you really helped me there. It took a little while but i am now in company of a little friend called physarum polycephalum"
Jul 15
Nuno posted a status
"Hello everyone! Just a quick question: What does it mean when a P.P. plasmodium starts turning orange? Thanks!"
Jul 15
Profile IconKezmac88 and huichuan joined The Slime Mould Collective
Jul 14
Ivan replied to Ivan's discussion I want to start with slime mould, and I have some questions
"Hello Nuno! Thanks for answering me. I have sent you a friend request for stay in contact. I try that days, like you, to go to the forest, but i don't have results. We will keep in touch Ivan"
Jul 12
James Fitzsimmons is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
Jul 12
Nuno replied to Ivan's discussion I want to start with slime mould, and I have some questions
"Hello Ivan!I only joined a week or so ago and I'm from Portugal.So, we are/were pretty much in the same situation.As far as I understood, Ian used to send out PP sclerotium out very regularly. I haven't had the opportunity yet to see him…"
Jul 12
Connor Behr updated their profile
Jul 11
Ivan posted a discussion

Work with slime mould in Spain

Hello. I am Ivan, and I create an account in this forum that morning, because I am learning about this organisms and I am very interested in slime mould.But I have a question, I saw that in this web some people can give to people some slime mould,…See More
Jul 10
Ivan updated their profile
Jul 10
Ivan is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
Jul 10
Nuno posted a status
"@Heather: I have seen some of your pictures and recordings. May I ask what that black (?) base is they move/grow on? Thanks!"
Jul 9
Heather Barnett posted a status
"Apologies if you get any spam messages from an Aisha. Sometimes a bot sneaks through our protections. They have now been banned for spam."
Jul 8




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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