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JPG to Video Software.

Started this discussion. Last reply by AndyGadget Oct 21. 3 Replies

Can anyone recommend a *FREE* Windows program for converting a set of .JPG images from a time lapse sequence into a video format, preferable GUI rather than command line (a la ffmpeg) orientated.Continue

Effect of temperature on slime mould growth.

Started this discussion. Last reply by AndyGadget Oct 15. 2 Replies

I haven't started growing a slime mould yet but I was wondering if anyone has studied the effect of temperature on physarum polycephalum. I've seen temperatures of 20 and 25 degrees C as normal…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by AndyGadget Oct 15. 3 Replies

All,  I've just had a message via the forum from a Joseph McLaughlin which bears all the hallmarks of a spam message of the '419' variety; an invitation to share in a large sum of money BUT you will…Continue

 

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ian commented on AndyGadget's blog post Maizie V Larry
"My money's on the slime, they're quite partial to lichen"
Nov 23
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Maizie V Larry

This week's bout features Maizie the Physarum polycephalum against Larry the Lichen (heritage unknown).  Larry is the heavyweight and the younger of the two at a mere 250 million years but it's thought the agility and experience of Maizie (600 million years) will win through.  This could turn nasty.    Ding ding!See More
Nov 17
AndyGadget replied to superuser's discussion New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?
"I've just recently found that my Physarum polycephalum prefers muesli oats to the porridge oats I was feeding it.  It would also enclose a piece of crystallised ginger (also from the muesli) but suprisingly, not interested in a bit of…"
Nov 17
ian commented on AndyGadget's blog post Can Physarum polycephalum detect a magnetic field?
"There's a paper that claims they can just sense it natively, I don't buy it either - I've also tried, they don't even react to hard drive magnets directly under the dish.  Some organisms do sense magnetic fields though - my…"
Nov 15
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Can Physarum polycephalum detect a magnetic field?

There is a paper detailing how a slime mould can be guided by loading it with ferromagnetic particles and steering it with magnets, but I was wondering whether an un-modified physarum could detect a magnetic field.I ran a set of 4 time-lapses using a strong magnet (top of picture) and starting conditions as shown in the photo so heading towards the pole would give it a guaranteed food reward.  I would expect the slime to preferentially set off towards the pole if it 'learned' that food lay in…See More
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Maizie, Day 4.

I rehydrated Maizie on Thursday and she's already trying to escape to pastures new. (OK, I know they have over 700 sexes or whatever, but it's a she :¬)See More
Oct 24
AndyGadget replied to AndyGadget's discussion JPG to Video Software.
"Thanks Ian. I've since discovered OpenShot Video Editor which is pretty versatile but without all the bells and whistles of the two you mention.  Quite similar to the old Microsoft Movie Maker. (Envelope received.  Ta Muchly :¬)"
Oct 21
ian replied to AndyGadget's discussion JPG to Video Software.
"If you want something more capable, Hitfilm express does a very nice job and so does Shotcut, I switched to shotcut because I can also use it on Linux, both enable you to pan and zoom around the shot a bit "
Oct 20
AndyGadget replied to AndyGadget's discussion JPG to Video Software.
"Answering my own question the Windows 10 built-in Video Editor, although very basic, appears to do the job."
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JPG to Video Software.

Can anyone recommend a *FREE* Windows program for converting a set of .JPG images from a time lapse sequence into a video format, preferable GUI rather than command line (a la ffmpeg) orientated.See More
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What is your interest in slime moulds? (we need to know you're not a bot or spamster)
I've always been an avid nature watcher with a particular interest in the weirder side of things and was just reminded recently of slime moulds (which out-weirds most things) by a TV documentary; The Blob - A Genius Without a Brain. I've recently retired so have more time to pursue my enthusiasms and have a few ideas on amateur level research so would like to join the group to give and receive feedback.

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Maizie V Larry

Posted on November 17, 2021 at 17:00 1 Comment

This week's bout features Maizie the Physarum polycephalum against Larry the Lichen (heritage unknown).  Larry is the heavyweight and the younger of the two at a mere 250 million years but it's thought the agility and experience of Maizie (600 million years) will win through.  This could turn nasty.    

Ding ding!…

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Can Physarum polycephalum detect a magnetic field?

Posted on November 15, 2021 at 10:46 1 Comment

There is a paper detailing how a slime mould can be guided by loading it with ferromagnetic particles and steering it with magnets, but I was wondering whether an un-modified physarum could detect a magnetic field.

I ran a set of 4 time-lapses using a strong magnet (top of picture) and starting conditions as shown in the photo so heading towards the pole would give it a guaranteed food reward.  I would expect the slime to preferentially set off towards the pole if it 'learned' that…

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Another time lapse brewing.

Posted on November 1, 2021 at 22:28 0 Comments

Just starting off another time lapse.

I mentioned before that the Physarum seemed to take a long time to get going on the art paper substrate I was using.  It did speed up after a bit and I was wondering if it had begun to disregard an unpleasant substance in the paper.  The experiment I've just started is to see if this may be the case.

Slime mould A is from the previous run on the art paper.

Slime mould B has only been exposed to clean kitchen tissue.…

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Maizie's Travels.

Posted on November 1, 2021 at 16:00 0 Comments

This is my Physarum Polycephalum exploring its Petri dish over the space of 3 days.  One second of video time equals 30 minutes of real time.

Maizie's Travels.

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