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Slime molds in significant industrial biofilms

Hi folks, as a bacteriologist I have come across slime molds only very recently when I found they can actually dominate biofilms designed t…

Started by Ralf Cord-Ruwisch in Projects & Ideas

4 Feb 10, 2015
Reply by Ralf Cord-Ruwisch

Raising from spores? timescale?

Anyone had luck getting from spores to a mature organism? I've got easy access to good old e.coli and wonder if it's a sufficient food, I'd…

Started by ian in Links & Resources

2 Feb 9, 2015
Reply by ian

Does anyone have a polycephalum strain that's not from Carolina?

I've been talking to a researcher who reckons I'm not getting mature colonies from spores because I need spores from more than one individu…

Started by ian in Links & Resources

2 Feb 8, 2015
Reply by Natalie Andrew

Using Stories to understand Slime Mould

Hi from Settle Stories - we run a Storytelling Festival and want to use stories to tell the story of slime mould. The stories could be oral…

Started by Charles Tyrer in Links & Resources

0 Dec 24, 2014

making tidy sclerotia

I've got the knack of getting sclerotium to form but my slime mould isn't well behaved. The commercially supplied stuff is a nice smooth ev…

Started by ian in Links & Resources

2 Dec 12, 2014
Reply by Heather Barnett


Many of us are using Physarum sourced from Carolina - does anyone know how many cultural lineages they have?  Any ideas about how we might…

Started by Sarah Roberts in Projects & Ideas

8 Nov 25, 2014
Reply by Sarah Roberts

Physarum infested with back mould like structures

Hi everyone, I'm recently doing a project on Physarum. Lately, my plates have been infested with black patches. I re-plated but the black m…

Started by Alicia Lock in Links & Resources

4 Nov 14, 2014
Reply by ian

Yet another time lapse! I used a little Veho usb 'scope to shoot this. With the supplied software, the image quality is noisy and the…

Started by ian in Links & Resources

0 Nov 12, 2014

Physarum Swarmer cells

I've just obtained sclerotium and active cultures of physarum from Blades, I need to use them for time lapsed for a couple of lectures whic…

Started by ian in Links & Resources

0 Nov 8, 2014


How big of a container will I need since it grows pretty fast? A cm an hour.

Started by Caroline in Links & Resources

5 Oct 31, 2014
Reply by Carl D


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