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So I'm growing my slime mold, Physarum polycephalum in a agar petri dish. I have three petri plates with a slime mold and some oak flakes. Plate 1 is my control, plate 2 has an average amount of oat flakes, plate 3 has a lot of oat flakes. I wanted to see how the slime molds would react to the different levels of oat flakes. I recorded my results, and it seem to me that the slime mold responded more to the petri plate that had the least oat flakes. It also grew more with the petri plate that had the least oat flakes. WHY is this? I thought that the slime mold would grow more with the petri plate that had alot of oat flakes. Someone make sense of this for me! I'm so confuse.