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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 to see my horror movie monster grow, it is becoming a major problem. I am aware of the basic needs of caring for P. Polycephalum, such as constantly having to move it to a new, larger environment about once a week. So far I am managing to keep up with it's constant growth, but I am worried that I will run out of space or new enviroments for it to live in with it's rapid increase in size. So I ask you this question, is there any way to change a Physarum Polycephalum's growth rate? I do know that the use of a fan can slow down a P. Polycephalum colony while in plasmodial stage, but I am worried that it might go entirely dormant and create spores. If there are any alternatives, it would be great to know about them.
Thanks for any input!
P.S., Are there any tricks on making a P. Polycephalum colony move or grow faster? Just incase I ever want to present it and demonstrate it's growth in a short period of time or want to quickly bring it back from a slower state.
Could I help you to take care about your protected by offering it some more space in Paris France ?
I believe it could be very happy to visit Eiffel tower and send you photos from greatest places of French monuments... ;-)
If you insist to give him some tourism holydays, I'll be pleased to receive it in a 5 stars hotel as a VIP in embassy delegation from you.
This is my mail to plan travelling : firstname.lastname@example.org
It won't make spores without light and you can feed it lightly to reduce growth. The easiest option is just to cut off a section, discard the rest and move the section to fresh paper/agar
And give the rest a cool travel to Paris, France... ;-)
As much as I want to send and share my slime mold with everyone I know and of course give it the vacation of a lifetime, I'm not sure if I can send it to Paris, France all that easily. I can imagine that certain importation and exportation laws may restrict me from doing so without a permit, and I just don't know if my Physarum could survive such a trip from here in America all the way to France.
Best regards, Parker
Well, that it was I have been doing, but I just feel so bad to get rid of it, because it's still alive and I also hate to waste or get rid of any of it. I have also been giving it to friends and fellow peers who may want it, but I am running out of takers and I also really have to force it on them to take it XD. But if that is your suggestion, I suppose it is the best option.
Thanks a lot!!!