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Slime mould interaction with fungi - university research.

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian Dec 16, 2020. 5 Replies

Hi all!  I'm currently working on piece of science fiction for my creative writing degree. Put briefly, a mutation has caused various species of fungi to grow and spread very quickly - food and…Continue

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ian replied to James White's discussion Slime mould interaction with fungi - university research.
Dec 16, 2020
James White replied to James White's discussion Slime mould interaction with fungi - university research.
"If you do get a timelapse, please send it to me, I'm sure it'd be helpful! And if you have any videos already I'd love to see them.Interesting to hear about the predatory behavior—I'll have to read up on that, it'd…"
Dec 15, 2020
James White replied to James White's discussion Slime mould interaction with fungi - university research.
"Perfect, thanks very much! Incredible to see how fast it moves in that second video. Much easier to see how it would spread secondary to rampant fungi now too. Thanks again!"
Dec 15, 2020
ian replied to James White's discussion Slime mould interaction with fungi - university research.
"Hi That's a great idea. As Heather's said, many of them like mushrooms, Badhamia utricularis is often found on fungi. I've been growing oyster mushrooms in the same room as my slimes - I had one slime find its way into a culture,…"
Dec 15, 2020
Heather Barnett replied to James White's discussion Slime mould interaction with fungi - university research.
"If you've ever seen a time-lapse of slime mould consuming a mushroom, you have your answer... they are voracious! Here are a couple of films I have stumbled upon for your viewing pleasure…"
Dec 14, 2020
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Slime mould interaction with fungi - university research.

Hi all!  I'm currently working on piece of science fiction for my creative writing degree. Put briefly, a mutation has caused various species of fungi to grow and spread very quickly - food and perishables rot quickly, mould infests houses overnight, ecosystems are heavily disrupted.  It would be great to include slime moulds in this piece as the intelligent behaviour they display would translate very well when amplified like the fungi. But, I'm also aware that slime moulds are not fungi in the…See More
Dec 14, 2020
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Saw Heather Barnett's Lecture at Charles Darwin House years ago.
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Bath Spa University

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