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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Chemical boundaries for Physarum polysepharum

Started by Miles Robertson in Links & Resources. Last reply by Heather Barnett Oct 19. 3 Replies

Excess of growth

Started by Ophélie Queffurus in Links & Resources. Last reply by Heather Barnett Oct 19. 1 Reply

Physarum maze templates / molds

Started by Vin Ric in Projects & Ideas. Last reply by Heather Barnett Oct 19. 1 Reply

Sourcing Physarum

Started by Heather Barnett in Links & Resources. Last reply by Joao Meirelles Oct 7. 1 Reply

Preventing Growth

Started by Caroline in Links & Resources. Last reply by Heather Barnett Aug 27. 5 Replies

Growth/Housing

Started by Caroline in Links & Resources. Last reply by Caroline Aug 22. 3 Replies

Feeding

Started by Caroline in Links & Resources. Last reply by Caroline Aug 21. 5 Replies

 

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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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"I would like to know if someone could send me some pieces of sclerotium ."
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Fernández Pello commented on Heather Barnett's event 'The Creeping Garden, London screening'
"Hi everyone! I have joined the Slime Mould Collective very recently and I still didn't have the opportunity of meeting with any member. I am studying a master programme in Visual Anthropology, and the Slime Mould has a lot of interest for me as…"
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The Creeping Garden, London screening at ICA

November 19, 2014 from 8:30pm to 11pm
We are delighted to announce that The Creeping Garden makes its way to London on the 19th November 2014 for a special screening at the ICA cinema. For tickets to the event follow the link below and we can't wait to see you there for some slimy London fun.http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/creeping-garden-qaSee More
Oct 21
natsuko hamashita left a comment for natsuko hamashita
"I'm sorry ,l'm not good at English. There may be a lot of strange sentences. For slime mold,at first I just was attracted small variant of the fruiting body of the slime mold also simply beautiful. Sometimes,I enjoyed that I found them…"
Oct 21
Nazwa Zarrella commented on Nazwa Zarrella's video
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"Morgellons" LIVE Growth Spurt

"Thank you so much, Heather, for taking a look and commenting.  I was thinking maybe this could be sclerotium growth, I have seen the streaming action you mentioned, and thank you for the link. You are right, whatever I'm looking at appears…"
Oct 20
Sarah Blechacz commented on Sarah Blechacz's blog post Biology teacher new to Slime Mould Co. with some questions.
"I ended up getting it from Carolina, it was pretty affordable, and I was able to get it to grow onto different pitri dishes so that I had enough for individual groups to experiment with. It worked out really well and the kids were fascinated! Have…"
Oct 20
Augustine commented on Sarah Blechacz's blog post Biology teacher new to Slime Mould Co. with some questions.
"hi everybody i am a designer currently working with slime moulds, can anybody answer 1) When does slime moulds move? 2) What way do they move? 3) What causes them to move towards a particular direction and not another direction?"
Oct 19
Heather Barnett commented on Margarita Kopniczky's photo
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slime mold maze

"Yes it will always find the shortest route, even if that means cheating by sneaking under the walls! There's a good example from Adamatsky's lab at http://youtu.be/75k8sqh5tfQ which looks to be similar scale to yours. Did you embed…"
Oct 19
Heather Barnett replied to Miles Robertson's discussion Chemical boundaries for Physarum polysepharum
"Hi Miles, I did a public experiment inviting visitors to an arts festival to feed the slime mould with whatever they fancied, in order to establish wider likes and dislikes http://slimoco.ning.com/video/physarum-experiment-no-016-likes-dislikes…"
Oct 19
Heather Barnett replied to Ophélie Queffurus's discussion Excess of growth
"I encourage it to go into sclerotic state so I can keep it for later use. I let it grow on damp tissue and then dry it out by taking the lid of the petri dish off but still keeping it in the dark - otherwise it has a tendency to fruit. once the…"
Oct 19
Heather Barnett commented on Nazwa Zarrella's video
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"Morgellons" LIVE Growth Spurt

"Hi Nazwa, I've only really looked closely at Physarum polycephalum, so can't comment on all slime moulds, but this doesn't look like slime mould growth - it's too erratic and crystalline in structure. The protoplasmic streaming…"
Oct 19
Heather Barnett replied to Vin Ric's discussion Physarum maze templates / molds
"I've used a range of mazes and materials to test/observe navigational behaviours, including taking apart children's toys, making walls from stiff foil and sticking them in agar, and having a large scale replica of Nakagaki's maze…"
Oct 19
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