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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ian commented on ian's photo


"Physarum amoebae in phase contrast. I germinated spores by soaking in water for a week, allowing to dry out and rehydrating. The faint dots in the background are E.coli cells added as prey. This is a still from a a timelapse series I'm…"
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Terrence Figueroa is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
Profile IconFlora Wei and LB Rosenberg joined The Slime Mould Collective
LB Rosenberg updated their profile
Feb 28
Richard Balzer posted a discussion

Possibly rare slime mold found on ends of living tree roots

It only grew at the very end of living tree roots that had been severed from logging machinery. (or landslide, not totally sure)The roots appeared to be leaking a constant slow drip of water. And this mostly white (with splotches of bright orange) slime was growing right on the dripping ends of the roots. There were spots were pieces of the slime had fallen along with the drops onto the ground.Me and my friend were thinking this could have been a pretty rare find. We theorize that the species…See More
Feb 27
Claire Sander is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
Feb 26
Richard Balzer replied to Deborah Nelson's discussion Collecting Physarum polycephalum from the wild, and culturing
"Been having the same issue myself.I've been finding new ones every day. But they all die"
Feb 26
Profile IconMari Ohno, vallie A and Padraig Cunningham joined The Slime Mould Collective
Feb 24
ian replied to Leandrea Jones's discussion Some technical questions about photography
"Hi and welcome! 1- Yes, especially if it's got a macro setting. I shoot most of my timelapses using Big SLRs but the "Slime mold disobeying" was shot using a Cannon EOS-M - not quite a point and shoot but a lot cheaper than an SLR and…"
Feb 24
Richard Balzer posted a discussion

This site needs an identification section. Can anybody ID one for me?

I'm new to the site so apologies if I'm simply not finding the ID section. Usually google can ID them well enough since most seem pretty distinct. But this last one I found is trickier.See More
Feb 22
ian replied to Edward Yuran's discussion Experimenting with the memory of Physarum
"Something to contemplate would be how you might work out if it's simply the polysaccharide slime trail they detect or whether other signalling molecules are involved."
Feb 20
Leandrea Jones replied to Edward Yuran's discussion Experimenting with the memory of Physarum
" That sounds like an excellent experiment, and a top-rank science project! I'm actually really interested to see how this comes out. Please let us know the results!"
Feb 20
Leandrea Jones posted a discussion

Some technical questions about photography

Hello! This is my first foray into photographing truly tiny things. I also have little previous experience with microorganisms. I have been intending to seriously pursue my interest in genetics and microbiology, however, and an inspiring TED talk about slime mold (forgive my spelling-- I decided to stick to the conventions of my own dialect) finally sparked the passion I need to get moving on my dream.So! If you'll tolerate my sometimes fumbling and naive questions, I will be very grateful!1.…See More
Feb 20
Leandrea Jones posted a status
"I am beginning the journey of learning about genetics and microbiology that I hope will lead to grad school!"
Feb 20
Leandrea Jones updated their profile
Feb 20



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