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...



Sclerotium and fixative

Started by jnnstl in Projects & Ideas. Last reply by jnnstl on Friday. 3 Replies

Slime mold

Started by Melmel in Projects & Ideas Mar 19. 0 Replies

Well this is embarrassing....

Started by ian in Projects & Ideas. Last reply by Heather Barnett Mar 5. 2 Replies

Slime mold Growth Algorithm

Started by Roxane Fallah in Links & Resources. Last reply by Roxane Fallah Mar 2. 5 Replies

Sourcing Physarum

Started by Heather Barnett in Links & Resources. Last reply by Malwina Kotowicz Feb 16. 24 Replies

Sudden death.

Started by Jack Ethan Micheal Ledford in Links & Resources. Last reply by François-Joseph Deminiere Feb 13. 4 Replies


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Brendan Desmond updated their profile
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ian replied to ian's discussion Slimy porridge squares - a tidier way to give out physarum
"Special K might break down bit too much to be convenient, they will eat breakfast cereal though - I've fed mine on cornflakes before. The main reason for oats is they're a convenient size to make small bits of bait and cost about 40p per…"
François-Joseph Deminiere replied to ian's discussion Slimy porridge squares - a tidier way to give out physarum
"Hi Ian do you know about "all bran" or "specialK" cereals ? they seem very close to your compound I think... I'll try them as soon I can find some for my whife (who eat that kind of food too... :) nobody tried this kind of…"
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What the???? Interloper?

I was watching The Creeping Garden yesterday and going through my old cultures ( perfectly normal middle aged, middle class thing to do on a Thursday night ) and I found a map I set up two months ago. Oats digested long ago, physarum apparently starved to death ( or possibly just left the petri dish and is somewhere loose in…See More
ian replied to ian's discussion Slimy porridge squares - a tidier way to give out physarum
"Did a session on Wednesday and these worked great. I found long strips spaced about 1cm apart actually work a little better as they need less of starter to inoculate, a plastic knife and fork do great for taking slices off to distribute. I gave out…"
jnnstl replied to jnnstl's discussion Sclerotium and fixative
"Thank you for both of your replies. Valuable advice!"
ian replied to jnnstl's discussion Sclerotium and fixative
"If it's dried then you don't really need anything - it'll be fine for years. As Francois-Joseph suggest you could try varnish, when one escaped and got on to the cover of a notebook I varnished it in place with clear nail varnish but…"
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François-Joseph Deminiere replied to jnnstl's discussion Sclerotium and fixative
"Perhaps should you try varnish or wood glue ? Best regards, François-Joseph."
jnnstl posted a discussion

Sclerotium and fixative

Hello collective,I am looking for a way to maintain a dried slime mold culture on a piece of paper as long as possible – this is for an art project, so the slime mold wouldn't necessarily need to become alive again. Would anyone happen to think of a good fixative or similar for attaching the sclerotium on a surface, something that would keep it in shape for a maximal amount of time? This piece of paper would be shown under bright lights.Thank you,jnnstlSee More
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Mar 19
Melmel posted a discussion

Slime mold

Hi everyone,I'm a student from Goldsmiths, University of London.Currently I am making an art sculpture work which regards slime mold. I'm interested in some kind of slime mold like, Fuligo Septica, Lycogala and Ceratiomyxa.Also wondering how to get it and how to raise and feed them. I'm gonna build a transparent tank, and built up an environment (little garden) which might be looked like this: …See More
Mar 19
ian posted a discussion

Making a habitat

Some basic info on how I set these up. The substrate at the bottom of the bowl is potting compost - about 3cm deep I tried soil on the first one but it lead to an influx of slugs and other small critters. I put 1-2 tbsp colonised oats on top of that and cover it with moss gathered from turf and a few…See More
Mar 14



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