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Changing Physarum Polycephalum growth rate?

I have recently acquired a small petri dish of P. Polycephalum which I am absolutely intrigued by and cherish very much. As much as I want…

Started by Parker Lovein

6 Jan 27, 2017
Reply by ian

The great taste of slime

It wasn't intentional but when you're growing slime mold by the square meter it gets all over the place.  Physarum is very earthy and rathe…

Started by ian

6 Jan 26, 2017
Reply by François-Joseph Deminiere

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Hi! According to this article in The Smithsonian,, a scientist…

Started by jnnstl

4 Jun 23, 2016
Reply by Paige

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 plat…

Started by Shawna

1 May 20, 2016
Reply by ian

Why does Physarum like chocolate?

Hi There, I was wondering if anyone could offer an explanation as to why a strong positive chemotactic response towards chocolate may be ob…

Started by Amy Jane Huntley

7 May 12, 2016
Reply by Maria

Creation of a network...Need advices

Hello, I would like to create a network with my slime mould. So I put oat flacks on every strategics area of my map. After, I removed the m…

Started by Aurelie

0 Apr 18, 2016

Using slime molds to simulate gentrification + projection mapping--any advice would be appreciated

Hi All, I am a master's student at Carnegie Mellon University working on a project with a collaborator involving usage of slime molds to s…

Started by Aprameya Mysore

0 Mar 28, 2016

How to get a really BIG culture of Physarum??

I'm doing some experiments in a biology class (8th graders), but I'm having some trouble getting a decent-sized culture of P. polycephalum…

Started by Fred Bartlett

5 Nov 26, 2015
Reply by ian

Selecting a medium where slime mold doesn't grow

Hi dear slimocos, I am doing an experiment on slime mold Physarum polycephalum for which I want to grow them just on the periphery of a 85m…

Started by Subash K. Ray

5 Nov 12, 2015
Reply by ian

The effect of metal concentrations on the growth and ultrastructure of Physarum Polycephalum

I've been doing a few experiments on these wonderful organisms with regards to various  I am intending to do an experiment using the below…

Started by Ryan Teh Han Rong

7 Oct 8, 2015
Reply by Jack Ethan Micheal Ledford


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