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Nutrient Agar

I was wondering if you guys use nutrient agar instead of oat? I was thinking about to get some from amazon as it's cheaper than from the re…

Started by Ophélie Queffurus

2 Oct 20, 2016
Reply by Ophélie Queffurus

What agar can grow Physarum without oat

Hi, I am new to Physarum Polycephalum. I see in most agar plates, we put oats. I was wondering if any kind of agar plate can grow Live Phy…

Started by Gus Xia

0 Oct 13, 2016

Top Tips for growing Physarum Polycephalum...

If you're keen to grow your own the slime mould Physarum Polycephalum, this information may help... Preferred conditions: dark and damp (fo…

Started by Heather Barnett

22 Sep 30, 2016
Reply by Heather Barnett

Slime mould and public space project

Hi all, Ian is about to send me my first batch of slime mould, excited to get my hands mouldy! Thought I'd share what I'm up to and hopeful…

Started by Ed Fish

5 Sep 30, 2016
Reply by Heather Barnett

cryopreservation of physarum polycephalum

I have been finding the protocol for making frozen stock of physarum polycephalum from plasmodium stage, but I can't find any formal protoc…

Started by Choi Ming Ho

7 Sep 22, 2016
Reply by Warren Tan

Growth issues

Hi there,  I ordered a Physarum plate at Carolina last week but it didn't go well...The growth was little and the oats flakes started to r…

Started by Ophélie Queffurus

3 Jul 10, 2016
Reply by Ophélie Queffurus

Hunting Physarum Polycephalum

I live in hyrum utah and i don't want to spend money on slime molds so I was wondering if the slime mold Physarum Polycephalum lives here a…

Started by Cire Sniknej

4 Jul 1, 2016
Reply by Kristy keller

How fast does slime's electricity change, and how much?

It grows very slowly, but it must communicate with electric waves faster than it grows. How much faster? Can we communicate with it as wave…

Started by Ben F Rayfield

1 Jun 7, 2016
Reply by ian

Where does the slime live in the wild? Whats the biggest network of slime?

Experiments may be ignoring slime's fully grown "closest thing it has to a brain" which may only happen in large networks of slime, maybe c…

Started by Ben F Rayfield

0 May 31, 2016

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 lo…

Started by Martha Gray

0 May 13, 2016


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