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Hello. I am Ivan, and I create an account in this forum that morning, because I am learning about this organisms and I am very interested in slime mould.
But I have a question, I saw that in this web some people can give to people some slime mould, also, in internet, ebay for example I saw that a lot of people sell Physarum polycephalum, but all of them live in France, Germany or US..
And I am worry, because I thing that I could have some problems if I want to import exotic organism.
Any one know If I could have problems?
And, the second question, If I can't import Physarum polycephalum, ¿How I can have some slime mould?
I live in an area of Pinus nigra and helepensis. In this ecosystem I can found slime mould?
Thanks for your atenttion.
I only joined a week or so ago and I'm from Portugal.
So, we are/were pretty much in the same situation.
As far as I understood, Ian used to send out PP sclerotium out very regularly. I haven't had the opportunity yet to see him around since I joined. I hope he will be back soon. :)
In the meanwhile I became more and more wishful of starting my own Physarum Polycephalum experience, that I decided to order a sclerotium from ebay (France). I received it within 3 days and had no problems at all with transport, import, or whatsoever.
Fortunately I was successful in reawaken the slime. In only one week I went from one Agar Petri to 6 + one or two other recipients.
I just tricked it onto some sheets of filter paper and will tomorrow try to start the drying/sclerotium forming phase.
As soon as I have sclerotium formed, I would gladly send you some out.
Greeting from Portugal!
Thanks for answering me. I have sent you a friend request for stay in contact.
I try that days, like you, to go to the forest, but i don't have results.
We will keep in touch