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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Preventing Growth

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

Growth/Housing

Started by Caroline in Links & Resources. Last reply by Caroline on Friday. 3 Replies

Feeding

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

Drinking

Started by Caroline in Links & Resources. Last reply by Caroline Aug 21. 4 Replies

Sourcing Physarum

Started by Heather Barnett in Links & Resources Aug 8. 0 Replies

 

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 IconHugh Waterhouse and Choi Ming Ho joined The Slime Mould Collective
2 hours ago
Heather Barnett commented on Sarah Blechacz's blog post Biology teacher new to Slime Mould Co. with some questions.
"Hi, there are some links for resourcing physarum here http://slimoco.ning.com/forum/topics/sourcing-physarum ;"
yesterday
A discussion started by Heather Barnett was featured

Sourcing Physarum

So it seems lots of people want to start experimenting!You can buy Physarum culture kits and specimens from educational/biological suppliers.I know of (and have used) the following:US: Carolina Biological http://www.carolina.com/living-organisms/protists/slime-molds/10639.ct?mCat=10476&sCat=10634UK: Sciento…See More
yesterday
Heather Barnett replied to Caroline's discussion Preventing Growth
"Thanks, glad you liked the talk. It's been great to find so many others also fascinated by the organism and wanting to explore it's growth and behaviour. I transfer by cutting a piece of active plasmodial growth from the old dish and…"
yesterday
Caroline replied to Caroline's discussion Preventing Growth
"OK, I agree and have done that! How do you transfer it? I have been using a sterile disposable knife made for this kind of thing. I really liked your TED Talk it was one of the things that inspired me."
yesterday
Profile IconGia Paige Soles, Malin Lobell, Sarah Blechacz and 1 more joined The Slime Mould Collective
yesterday
Sarah Blechacz posted a blog post

Biology teacher new to Slime Mould Co. with some questions.

Hi everyone! I am new here and am wondering if there are any other teachers who use slime mold in their classes. I teach AP biology at a high school in Phoenix, AZ, and am interested in incorporating slime molds into my classes in reference to cell communication.I am also curious how and where you order slime mold.Thanks!See More
Monday
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Monday
GrAB posted photos
Monday
GrAB commented on GrAB's photo
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"Thats true. It should be a connective tube. Probably when we stored it upside down slime mould felt on the inside id of the petridish and continued growing there. We assume that the connection point between the inside id and the tube was broken and…"
Monday
Heather Barnett commented on GrAB's photo
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"No, it looks more like a connective tube between the roof of the petri dish and the filter paper, broken when the lid was taken off. Was there growth on the inside id of the petri dish/container? I've never seen it dry in such a way before,…"
Monday
Heather Barnett replied to Caroline's discussion Preventing Growth
"I interpret escape attempts as a sign that the slime mould has exhausted its environment and is seeking new pastures. Set it free or give it a new home with fresh oats… :)"
Monday
GrAB commented on GrAB's photo
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"Can you see the fibrous form? Do you think is it a fruiting body? "
Monday
Caroline replied to Caroline's discussion Preventing Growth
"Thanks, would rubbing alcohol work?"
Monday
GrAB commented on GrAB's photo
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"Thank you Jaden.  Grab is an art base research project. We are working with different kind of organisms and Slime moulds are one of them. Growing principles of Slime Moulds are one of our interest. On the photo,It is just an agar with water. In…"
Monday
Jaden replied to Caroline's discussion Preventing Growth
"If it is a Petri dish I would try a couple of strong rubber bands to hold the lid to the dish. And once it out grows the dish you may want to transfer it to a larger container. Once it is in a larger container you can just scrape off the plasmodium…"
Sunday
 
 
 

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