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Top Tips for growing Physarum Polycephalum... 16 Replies

Started by Heather Barnett in Links & Resources. Last reply by Heather Barnett Apr 16.

Suggestions for flow visualization? 2 Replies

Started by Michelangelo von Dassow in Projects & Ideas. Last reply by Michelangelo von Dassow Mar 12.

Slime mold propagation methods 1 Reply

Started by Jaden in Projects & Ideas. Last reply by Edward Jan 19.

Help with culturing slime mold 4 Replies

Started by Moriah Barrow in Projects & Ideas. Last reply by Moriah Barrow Jun 11, 2013.

How to stop or slow down slime mold growth?

Started by Anna Sagatov in Links & Resources May 29, 2013.

"Painting" with slime molds using natural pigment? 4 Replies

Started by Anna Sagatov in Links & Resources. Last reply by SHENG Huanjie Apr 8, 2013.

P. Polycephelum responding to predation 2 Replies

Started by Jeremiah Blondin in Projects & Ideas. Last reply by bruce kamolnick Feb 7, 2013.

P. polycephalum in terrariums 2 Replies

Started by Alicia in Projects & Ideas. Last reply by Heather Barnett Jan 30, 2013.

Physarum Has Simple Memory

Started by Steven Paul Wetzel in Links & Resources Jan 26, 2013.

Physarum suppliers in Europe? 1 Reply

Started by Matteo Vecchi in Links & Resources. Last reply by Heather Barnett Jan 21, 2013.

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My Slime Mould doesn't grow anymore!

Hi,

I am trying to grow my Slime Mould, it was growing great but suddenly stopped. I think it dried out, so I add some boiled water (cold), cleaned the Petri Dish and gave it new oats, nothing happened. Then I change to a agar base, but…

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Posted by Cristina Munoz on February 25, 2014 at 21:16 — 2 Comments

i'm doing an experiment with slime mold but i don't know where know where to get some, can anyone help me out?!?!

i'm doing an experiment with slime mold but i don't know where know where to get some, can anyone help me out?!?!

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Posted by Zelda carrico-glover on February 18, 2014 at 5:55 — 2 Comments

The Physarum Experiments - talk & workshop - Society of Biology, London, 25 January 2014

For anyone in London next weekend, I am giving a talk and running a workshop on Physarum polycephalum.

Saturday 25 January 2014, 11.30-14.00

Full info and booking at: …

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Posted by Heather Barnett on January 19, 2014 at 16:46

Being Slime Mould: part 3: enactment

If you are in Rotterdam on Friday 27 September we are running an experiment to see if humans can follow a few simple behavioural rules of the plasmodial slime mould in order to communicate, navigate and cooperate. 

We are inviting people…

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Posted by Heather Barnett on September 21, 2013 at 11:23

 

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Heather Barnett replied to Heather Barnett's discussion Top Tips for growing Physarum Polycephalum...
"I usually use a single flash head attached to the camera. I use neutral density filter over the light source to reduce light interference, but it's difficult to say whether or not the regular light flashes are affecting behaviour - need to do a…"
Apr 16
Jo Podvin replied to Heather Barnett's discussion Top Tips for growing Physarum Polycephalum...
"I'm trying to figure out the time-lapse stuff and am kind of a camera dummy -- I thought I'd be working on microscopes with these 'microbes', as I didn't realize just how macro Physarum is! So I'm wondering about flash;…"
Apr 13
Jo Podvin replied to Heather Barnett's discussion Top Tips for growing Physarum Polycephalum...
"Give it somewhere nice to go! I've had lots of escapees--they'll grow just fine in a pyrex dish, or on a wad of wet paper. Let it out to explore! "
Apr 13
Jo Podvin posted a status
"I'm a microscopy student who recently became involved with P. Polycephalum in my 'Theater for Microbes'."
Apr 13
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Apr 13
Michelangelo von Dassow posted a video

2014Mar28 Cytoplasmic Flow After Wetting 1

This video shows the response of a plasmodial slime mold (Physarum polycephalum) to wetting. See project on the science wiki http://igor.wikidot.com/projects...
Apr 5
Michelangelo von Dassow posted a photo

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Just a nice fan shaped plasmodium, crawling over its old network.
Apr 5
Heather Barnett commented on Peter Overbuy's photo
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"Hi Peter, Glad your specimen is still alive and well - though you should probably move part of the plasmodium to a clean environment very soon. So you've gendered your Physarum? And I thought I was bad for anthropomorphic association! Do share…"
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"Poly" the Physarum polycephalum 3 weeks after i got her
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Michelangelo von Dassow replied to Michelangelo von Dassow's discussion Suggestions for flow visualization?
"I'm afraid I'm not sure what you are asking. Are you asking whether your video is of a slime mold? Or do you know for sure it is a slime mold of some kind, and are asking whether it is cytoplasmic streaming? If the former, you'd need…"
Mar 12
Nazwa Zarrella replied to Michelangelo von Dassow's discussion Suggestions for flow visualization?
"Hello Mickey, Please have a look at this short video of what I believe may be slime mold cytoplasmic streaming.                     I haven't been able to get any professionals interested in looking into it so I can't say what it…"
Mar 12
 
 
 

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