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 IconIvan Lacroix and Seamus Martin joined The Slime Mould Collective
2 hours ago
Juan Pablo Carbajal is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
Davenwolf replied to Davenwolf's discussion What methods do you use to farm your slime mould?
"Bring it on Let's see your creation :)"
ian replied to Davenwolf's discussion What methods do you use to farm your slime mould?
"That looks like an assault course for slime! I've just been heaping oats on top of slime but I might just have to build something more elaborate now ;)"
Davenwolf commented on ian's blog post Distracted but plodding away
"Cool I wondered where you were  "
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Distracted but plodding away

Having builders round with the tendency to turn off the electric several times a day has slowed me down a bit - I can't shoot timelapse so I've been working away at the 250gb of images so far adding zooms and pans to the footage. Catching spore formation still eludes me but I've hit the science journals and found out that niacin encourages spore formation so I might be spending the weekend painting rotting bits of wood with it. I've had a short film maker approach me over the teaser footage as…See More
Profile IconChris and Oliver Hannemann joined The Slime Mould Collective
Naksupan commented on Naksupan's photo


"Yes, it is a vomit slime mold-Fuligo."
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Davenwolf posted a video

Physarum polycephalum moving in on it's prey. from Davenwolf on Vimeo.

Physarum polycephalum moving in on it's prey.

This is Physarum polycephalum sniffing out and moving in on it's prey. Luck for the slime mould that an oat flake doesn't run very fast or put up much of a fight. Photographed during the day in poor light conditions so the flickering is pretty bad…
Davenwolf posted a discussion

What methods do you use to farm your slime mould?

The Grand Slime Hotel Here's my cheap design for moving my Physarum to clean accommodation or bulking up. With a metal skewer heated over a flame I placed holes on two sides of the tub and in the lid. I used bamboo skewers to span the tub by hot gluing one side then snipping the other side to length then gluing that side. I did all the gluing on one side first then did the other. I placed Micropore tape over the extra holes I made for ventilation and did the same on the top. This will hopefully…See More
Apr 19
Davenwolf posted photos
Apr 19
Rosie posted a status
"Hi - Is it ok to use ionised water instead of distilled for cultureing slime? many thanks Rosie"
Apr 18
Natalie Andrew commented on Natalie Andrew's video

Physarum polycephalum. De novo plasmodia plus spore case.

"There's this classic: Actually, re-reading this one makes me think that the big 'spores' in the video are actually cysts. I've tried cAMP on the plasmodium and it…"
Apr 17



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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