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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Unidentified other mold

Posted by Mimi Osborne on November 25, 2021 at 20:37 1 Comment

Slime Mould commission

Posted by Núria Rovira Terradas on November 18, 2021 at 13:23 0 Comments

Maizie V Larry

Posted by AndyGadget on November 17, 2021 at 17:00 1 Comment

Another time lapse brewing.

Posted by AndyGadget on November 1, 2021 at 22:28 0 Comments

Maizie's Travels.

Posted by AndyGadget on November 1, 2021 at 16:00 0 Comments

Template for 85mm Petri Dish.

Posted by AndyGadget on October 29, 2021 at 17:30 0 Comments

First video (Now up!)

Posted by AndyGadget on October 28, 2021 at 21:00 0 Comments

Time lapse rig

Posted by AndyGadget on October 28, 2021 at 20:46 0 Comments

Maizie, Day 4.

Posted by AndyGadget on October 24, 2021 at 20:46 0 Comments

 

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Profile IconKajsa Weslien and Sangah Shin joined The Slime Mould Collective
Monday
ian commented on Mimi Osborne's blog post Unidentified other mold
"It looks like cladosporium - it's common and will grow on pretty much anything. They're mostly harmless. Physarum is very tolerant of fungi and will just grow around them but if you've got mould you'll probably also have yeasts…"
Friday
Mimi Osborne posted a blog post

Unidentified other mold

Whilst monitoring the growth of my physarum polycephalum culture, I noted the formation of an unidentified green mold. It does not seem to be impacted the growth of Molly (the physarum polycephalum) however is visibly apparent. Attached is a photo.…See More
Nov 25
superuser replied to superuser's discussion New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?
"You'd send me some?  That'd be so greatly appreciated.  I'm in the US if that matters for if you can or not.  I will DM you with some of my info and I'll pay whatever the price and shipping you say is"
Nov 23
ian commented on AndyGadget's blog post Maizie V Larry
"My money's on the slime, they're quite partial to lichen"
Nov 23
ian replied to superuser's discussion New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?
"The egg is made up in agar in the literature, I've also mixed it in with oats.  I can send you slime...."
Nov 23
Profile IconJude Pevin Agbanlog and Karl Schofield joined The Slime Mould Collective
Nov 23
ian liked Núria Rovira Terradas's blog post Slime Mould commission
Nov 23
Marta replied to ian's discussion How to get a physarum culture
"Hi, I'm a scientist from Italy! I'm actually new to slime moulds, that have been suggested by a bioinformatics friend of mine when I asked for suggestions about an educational program. With some collegues, we are planning to organize…"
Nov 19
Núria Rovira Terradas posted a blog post

Slime Mould commission

I did this commission working with slime mould and food coloring about a year ago and I realized I never shared it on this page! So here it is for anyone interested:…See More
Nov 18
superuser replied to superuser's discussion New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?
"Nice thanks for the answers!  It makes sense that they'd just make a large circle if everything around them is just food!  By 10% powdered egg, what's the other 90%?  Or is 10% like just how you buy it I've never heard…"
Nov 17
superuser updated their profile
Nov 17
AndyGadget posted a blog post

Maizie V Larry

This week's bout features Maizie the Physarum polycephalum against Larry the Lichen (heritage unknown).  Larry is the heavyweight and the younger of the two at a mere 250 million years but it's thought the agility and experience of Maizie (600…See More
Nov 17
AndyGadget replied to superuser's discussion New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?
"I've just recently found that my Physarum polycephalum prefers muesli oats to the porridge oats I was feeding it.  It would also enclose a piece of crystallised ginger (also from the muesli) but suprisingly, not interested in a bit of…"
Nov 17
ian replied to superuser's discussion New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?
"Hi  Yeah - in principle you should be able to keep one going indefinitely. The Dusstour lab do theirs by half filling a petri dish with a semicircle of oats, adding slime to that then filling the other side and scooping out the old.  In…"
Nov 17
superuser posted a discussion

New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?

Can I keep my one physarum polycephalum endlessly if I were to grow him to his dish fully, and inoculate another dish with a part of his self and tons of oats and then repeat that process?Another question: do they just like water agar and oats or…See More
Nov 16
Viswaesh Gopal is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
Nov 16
ian commented on AndyGadget's blog post Can Physarum polycephalum detect a magnetic field?
"There's a paper that claims they can just sense it natively, I don't buy it either - I've also tried, they don't even react to hard drive magnets directly under the dish.  Some organisms do sense magnetic fields though - my…"
Nov 15
AndyGadget posted a blog post

Can Physarum polycephalum detect a magnetic field?

There is a paper detailing how a slime mould can be guided by loading it with ferromagnetic particles and steering it with magnets, but I was wondering whether an un-modified physarum could detect a magnetic field.I ran a set of 4 time-lapses using…See More
Nov 15
Simon Verheyen replied to ian's discussion How to get a physarum culture
"Hi all, in the last year I've started growing mosses at home. I tried some lychen as well, but those guys don't like being indoor so much. :s recently I've been learrning more about the awesomeness that is slime moulds and would be…"
Nov 12
 
 
 

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