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Slime Mould in a Vivarium ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blob Morane Oct 21, 2019. 5 Replies

Hi everyone,I saw a story on the Paris zoo featuring a new exhibit containing Physarum polycephalum. They keep the slime mould in a forest-style vivarium/terrarium that included dead wood branches,…Continue

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Blob Morane replied to Daniel Šlechta's discussion Slime Mould in a Vivarium ?
"I have been to the exhibit and talked a little with the blobs keepers. At first they tried to use an humidifier in the terrarium, but it was too strong and they could not see the blobs well.They use wood that stayed in water for days, they move…"
Oct 21, 2019
Daniel Šlechta replied to Daniel Šlechta's discussion Slime Mould in a Vivarium ?
"Great. Thanks."
Oct 18, 2019
ian replied to Daniel Šlechta's discussion Slime Mould in a Vivarium ?
"They're not fond of it but they put up with it when I have them at exhibitions, I've never gone beyond 4 days on a terrarium ( actual mould takes over) and I tend to have a rolling stock of terraria on the go. They don't get total…"
Oct 18, 2019
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Oct 18, 2019
Daniel Šlechta replied to Daniel Šlechta's discussion Slime Mould in a Vivarium ?
"Cool. Thanks.Speaking of spores - I'm totally new to slime moulds - what's the tolerance for light before it starts forming spores? I guess my question is, do you have to have them in a complete darkness or is it possible to keep them in a…"
Oct 18, 2019
ian replied to Daniel Šlechta's discussion Slime Mould in a Vivarium ?
"Yeh - I often do it for public events using plastic fish bowls ( that should never be used for fish ). A layer of fresh compost, a good pile of physarum ( about 3tbsp well colonised oats ) a light sprinkling of more compost then layer in moss,…"
Oct 18, 2019
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Slime Mould in a Vivarium ?

Hi everyone,I saw a story on the Paris zoo featuring a new exhibit containing Physarum polycephalum. They keep the slime mould in a forest-style vivarium/terrarium that included dead wood branches, moss and whatnot. What are your thoughts on this? Can anyone share any experience on keeping slime mould in a vivarium?Cheers.See More
Oct 18, 2019
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