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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ian posted a discussion

So how do we use slime for evil instead of good?

We're all aware of how great slime moulds are and how they inspire artists, scientists and nutters to perform great deeds.But we're neglecting the darker side of life, how might an evil genius make use of slime to take over the world, or just create general mischief?I'm sure there are creative minds out there that have Machiavellian leanings, let's hear from them!See More
12 hours ago
ian replied to Blob's discussion Problem with mucus experiment (Problème avec l'expérience du mucus)
"Try giving it a choice of oats with mucous and oats without - it may be that a hungry slime is happy to cross its trail to find food because there's no alternative - they can learn to tolerate a negative stimulus in return for food."
12 hours ago
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Dr Steven Murray posted photos
Heather Barnett left a comment for Kizzie
"Hi Kizzie, Welcome to slimoco. Feel free to put a call out here seeking slime mould for the science festival. When is it?"
Profile IconKizzie and Lauren Loop joined The Slime Mould Collective
Kendra Fanconi posted a status
"Does Slime glow under blacklight? anybody know?"
Profile IconIoannis Zouridis, Kendra Fanconi and Naohisa Sugimoto joined The Slime Mould Collective
Kendra Fanconi liked ian's discussion Slimy porridge squares - a tidier way to give out physarum
Jan 16
Kendra Fanconi left a comment for ian
"Oh that would be amazing. I was looking at ordering it from the US. Is there any issue with getting it through customs? "
Jan 16
Kendra Fanconi posted a status
"Where can I buy/get slime in Canada? Anyone know?"
Jan 16
Kendra Fanconi posted a status
"I'd like to do portraits with edible ink that are eaten by slimemold. Has anyone found 'paper' that Slime won't eat or an ink that it will?"
Jan 16
Naohisa Sugimoto posted a photo
Jan 16
Dr Jason bell replied to Choi Ming Ho's discussion cryopreservation of physarum polycephalum
"Left it in the draw!! You have just disclosed, one of the most sacred secrets of the science lab :D"
Jan 15
Sarah Lloyd commented on David Blondell's blog post My First Post - And I Am Immediately Confused - Looking For Any Input On These Specimens, As well As More Comprehensive Reading Materials
"Hello again David,  It's always been thought that slime mould species are cosmopolitan, although there has probably not been enough research in some places (especially Australia) to confirm this. I know a couple of species, including…"
Jan 12



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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