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...


Blog Posts

Big bang, big disappointment :)

Posted by ian on March 16, 2016 at 17:04 0 Comments

Research media

Posted by Marijn Roelvink on January 14, 2016 at 8:23 0 Comments

What I'm up to

Posted by Robert Keyes on January 8, 2016 at 16:45 0 Comments

Ruminations of a recent devotee . . .

Posted by James on October 29, 2015 at 16:20 0 Comments


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 IconYahui Sun and Charlotte Grum joined The Slime Mould Collective
Maria commented on ian's video

Physarum explores the Big Bang Fair

"I love the music! Any discoveries / knowledge out of this? "
Maria posted a status
" we are art students in germany and working with physarum. what do you think?"
Robert Keyes liked ian's video
ian left a comment for Shawna
"I can post out sclerotium for you if you need fresh culture. "
May 20
ian replied to Shawna's discussion Very little growth?
"Hi It definitely doesn't look very happy, I wonder how long they were in the post for. When they're in the plasmodial stage there's no need to give them E.coli. You could try putting a single moistened ( with water ) oat right on top…"
May 20
Shawna posted a discussion

Very little growth?

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out my problem! I got a culture plate from a biological supply company and my subcultures to new plates/environments has not gone super well. There is very little growth. I have grown them on 2% agar, moistened paper towel, recently tried some on dampened filter paper on top of 2% agar, corn meal agar. Feeding them has included sterile oats, non-sterile oats, OP50 e. Coli (the kind they feed to c. Elegans), glucose, and then combos of oats moistened with e…See More
May 19
Shawna is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
May 19
Profile Iconp casey, Michael Brabec and Jan joined The Slime Mould Collective
May 18
Paul Roemer left a comment for Chel
"You have a question?"
May 17
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May 16
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May 16
Winnie Poncelet is now a member of The Slime Mould Collective
May 16
Martha Gray posted a discussion

Sporing timescale

Hello,I'm currently trying to start the phototaxis process with my Physarum , but want to avoid the actual spores. Does anyone know how long the before spores start to appear?Thank you.See More
May 13
Martha Gray replied to Martha Gray's discussion Bringing slime mould to life.
"Thank you, yes it helped. Will have to wait and see now."
May 13
Profile IconChel, Maria and John Robinson joined The Slime Mould Collective
May 12



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