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The great taste of slime

It wasn't intentional but when you're growing slime mold by the square meter it gets all over the place.  Physarum is very earthy and rathe…

Started by ian in Projects & Ideas

6 Jan 26
Reply by François-Joseph Deminiere

Do you recognise this?

Hi, We're relatively new in the physarum business. Below there are two pictures of which we are not certain of what we see. We're quite su…

Started by Hans Mulder in Links & Resources

5 Jan 21
Reply by Frank May

Capturing a wild slime mold

Has anyone here ever had any luck capturing and raising a slime mold found in the wild? If so, where did you find the wild slime? How did…

Started by Thomas Holder in Links & Resources

2 Dec 3, 2016
Reply by Crystal Davenport

I want to start to grow slime mold by myself.

Hello, I want to start to grow slime mold by myself. Is there anyone or a website from who/ where I can get some for the first try? I have…

Started by SINAE KIM in Links & Resources

1 Oct 20, 2016
Reply by Heather Barnett

Nutrient Agar

I was wondering if you guys use nutrient agar instead of oat? I was thinking about to get some from amazon as it's cheaper than from the re…

Started by Ophélie Queffurus in Links & Resources

2 Oct 20, 2016
Reply by Ophélie Queffurus

What agar can grow Physarum without oat

Hi, I am new to Physarum Polycephalum. I see in most agar plates, we put oats. I was wondering if any kind of agar plate can grow Live Phy…

Started by Gus Xia in Links & Resources

0 Oct 13, 2016

Top Tips for growing Physarum Polycephalum...

If you're keen to grow your own the slime mould Physarum Polycephalum, this information may help... Preferred conditions: dark and damp (fo…

Started by Heather Barnett in Links & Resources

22 Sep 30, 2016
Reply by Heather Barnett

Slime mould and public space project

Hi all, Ian is about to send me my first batch of slime mould, excited to get my hands mouldy! Thought I'd share what I'm up to and hopeful…

Started by Ed Fish in Links & Resources

5 Sep 30, 2016
Reply by Heather Barnett

cryopreservation of physarum polycephalum

I have been finding the protocol for making frozen stock of physarum polycephalum from plasmodium stage, but I can't find any formal protoc…

Started by Choi Ming Ho in Links & Resources

7 Sep 22, 2016
Reply by Warren Tan

Growth issues

Hi there,  I ordered a Physarum plate at Carolina last week but it didn't go well...The growth was little and the oats flakes started to r…

Started by Ophélie Queffurus in Links & Resources

3 Jul 10, 2016
Reply by Ophélie Queffurus

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