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How to raise plasmodia from spores

The results are coming in from my first trials and it looks like all the other methods aren't necessary.This has a 70% hit rate, faster dev…

Started by ianLatest Reply

So how do we use slime for evil instead of good?

We're all aware of how great slime moulds are and how they inspire artists, scientists and nutters to perform great deeds. But we're neglec…

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Genesis of the mutants - or shuffle my base pairs please!

I've been breeding up slime strains for a while now, hoping for chance and luck to conspire and give me something different. Ok, I got Dayw…

Started by ian

5 Jan 3
Reply by ian

Slime Mold Maze (High School Experiment)

Hi ,I am a high school student in Taiwan, sorry for my english is not very good. I want to do a slime mold maze experiment in the high scho…

Started by Matthew

2 Dec 7, 2022
Reply by Zander Chierici

Any tips on finding an affordable camera making slime time lapses?

I work at a highschool lab (as a passionate student) and am designing slime mould experiments for next year's biology class. I have been tr…

Started by Zander Chierici

3 Jul 20, 2022
Reply by ian

I'm new to slime molds and need help on how to grow them from spores

I've recently become very interested in slime molds and have been trying to grow some. I have done a decent amount of research on them and…

Started by Maxwell

7 Mar 11, 2022
Reply by ian

Colour variation

It's a bit more obvious to the eye but kinda shows up on camera, there's a fair bit of variation in pigment intensity between some strains.…

Started by ian

0 Feb 7, 2022

Agarose gel drying out during experiment

Hi, I am trying to do an experiment about the extracellular slime trails and external memory of physarum polycephalum. For that I am using…

Started by Mattias Bolin

1 Jan 11, 2022
Reply by ian

growing Physarum Polycephalum

I am growing Physarum Polycephalum for my biochemistry class and was wondering if anybody had any tips to grow it faster-- I am adding a fe…

Started by Mimi Osborne

1 Oct 13, 2021
Reply by ian

Prefered substrate

Hello everyone!I'm really curious about the substrates you use and why you do. Unfortunately I'm not able to set up a poll, but so far I'm…

Started by Nuno

3 Aug 24, 2021
Reply by ian

Food deficiency in Physarum polycephalum

Hello to all ! :-) I've been breeding blobs for a while now and I've noticed that if you feed them only oatmeal they end up becoming slow a…

Started by Yloo

0 Jul 1, 2021

Question about whether slime mold will react with plaster or resin?

So I've read that pouring water / spraying water at slime mold will release spores in a gas like kind of fashion which is definitely not wh…

Started by Melody Wu

3 Mar 4, 2021
Reply by ian


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