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...



Does it Poop?

Started by Sephen in Links & Resources. Last reply by Kenneth Ramos on Friday. 3 Replies

Sourcing Physarum

Started by Heather Barnett in Links & Resources. Last reply by Sephen Mar 8. 38 Replies

Some tips for my research?

Started by Deimos Denzil in Projects & Ideas. Last reply by Alexander Mockensturm Mar 1. 1 Reply

Why the physarum whitens?

Started by Gaspard Bébié-Valérian in Projects & Ideas. Last reply by Gaspard Bébié-Valérian Feb 21. 2 Replies


Started by ian in Projects & Ideas Nov 6, 2018. 0 Replies


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Kenneth Ramos updated their profile
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Kenneth Ramos replied to Sephen's discussion Does it Poop?
"Didn't know that, I've got to give it a try."
ian replied to Sephen's discussion Does it Poop?
"The white trail is pretty much it. If you feed them a little powdered charcoal in their oats, you'll see how they pick it up and excrete it in their slime trail. They'll do the same trick with some fabric dyes which leads to some…"
Kenneth Ramos replied to Sephen's discussion Does it Poop?
"That is a good question, one that I have yet to see addressed anywhere since I have been studying slime molds or may be there was and I just missed it.  However, I have noticed that everywhere P. polycephalum goes, it leaves behind a…"
Mar 12
Sephen posted a discussion

Does it Poop?

I have no experience with slime mould yet and I'm not a biologist but i assume they do excrete waste like any organism.So does it produce fecal matter of some sort or is that the white trail it leaves behind?CheersSephenSee More
Mar 11
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Mar 9
Sephen replied to Heather Barnett's discussion Sourcing Physarum
"Hello, I live in the Netherlands and would like to get my hands on some slime mould. But until now I'm not able to find it. Is there someone who can send me some? I would happily pay for any costs... Thanks in advance!"
Mar 8
Sephen updated their profile
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Mar 6
Kenneth Ramos posted a photo

Axio 0002A Corticolous myxomycete against P. polycephalum

Though the wind may occasionally gust and howl against the window pane, still here in the solitude of my home laboratory, the quiet, so ever present, is deafening. It is a cold late winters evening, though the days are becoming longer the dark, so…
Mar 6
Gaspard Bébié-Valérian commented on Jan-Maarten Luursema's blog post Q. Eva - Would you like to be eaten?
"Hi Jan,Thanks for your answer. I wouldn't have thought you've done that manually :DThe project is going slowly because I have several issues to solve. Now, I'm trying to grow the physarum on laser engraved PVCs plates. This isn't…"
Mar 4
Kenneth Ramos posted a photo

M0178A Mite and P. polycephalum, being in the wrong place at the wrong time . . .

Not to say that anything is being consumed as food but it sure looks as though it is. However, P. polycephalum feeds on the microbial fauna that may accumulate on various substrates including mites and other hapless creatures that may get in the…
Mar 3



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