The Slime Mould Collective

An international network of/for intelligent organisms

So you want slime? 

I can give you slime. I'll post physarum to anyone anywhere free of charge. 

"Free?" you say, surely that's too good to be true? 

Indeed it is, I said free of charge, not actually free. This is the slime mould collective, lone oat flakes do not get visited by physarum fairy. You must prove your worth if you want to join and engage with the network. Assimilation doesn't hurt, we promise and you might like it. 

Tell us why you want the slime, what are your hopes and fears for slimekind? Where do you you see your slime in five years time?

A paragraph, a short story, maybe a few lines of verse, how about an expressive dance? We don't mind we just want you to communicate.

In return we will let you have your very own slime sent discreetly in a plain envelope - your friends and family need never know! 

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Hi, Just allowing my interest in slime moulds free rein. Attempting to keep a Fuligo septica alive on a decaying tree in our garden. I’m hoping to film it as comes together to form a large slime mould. Would love to have the opportunity to own a physarum so i can continue attempting to make films with in an environment that has more predictable lighting.

I’m an artist working in the highlands of Scotland. Not very good with poetry though. 

 

Came for the blob, stayed for the hilariously witty writing ;)

While developing my Transition year Biology modules last year I came across an Amazing Ted Talk on Slime Mould. I was not sure how my classes would respond as the other teachers were dissecting cool stuff like hearts and kidneys. When two of of my now 5th year pupils turned around to me last week on an ecology trip and asked if they could looking slime mould to grown. I realised that our discussions had indeed hit a cord!

I would like to see our research into this amazing organism develop into an integral part of my TY program and bring the amazing mould to the forefront!!

My Classroom needs some SLIME!!!!

Hello! Im a new member and fascinated by this little world. I'm currently doing a big paper on slime moulds this year for my interdisciplinary course about Information, Communication and Cognition", and would love to get some to grow at the same time! Hope you can help me out here - I would be very excited!! 

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