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Not long ago Ian sent me some slime molds. Since then I have been learning how to grow them, the best technique was agar-water and oatmeal, and being a little aseptic (not sterile) in their preparation, the cultures held up well for weeks,adding oat every few days.
But something that really catches my attention is the creation of self-sufficient ecosystems
within containers. I would like to include the slime molds there, does anyone have any experience?
I don't know why the last paragraph was cut off. I was saying that I would be interested to know if anyone has experience creating self-sufficient closed ecosystems with slime mold
I'm working with the slime moulds that Ian send me, specially with daywalker(a variety of P.physarum), because I want to do a terrarium that can stay at the day light.
If you prefer to work with autochthonous species, you can use a cloud chamber. I try to take some slime mould on the forest, you must take some material that you think that could have slime mould(I use tree bark), and you put in a DIY cloud chamber, and you wait), I got something that made branches like slime mould, but taking it and putting it in oatmeal didn't work. From what I learned here it seems that not all species work.
Is possible that Ian or other people can help you better than me if you want to capture wild slime moulds, I only explain what I do, and I don't have results.