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Jan-Maarten Luursema
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Substrate experiment

To curb Physarum Polycephalum's (for convenience known as Andi in our household) tendency to wander, I have used a ring of high-salt agar around its standard agar living quarters. This works fine, only is somewhat labor intensive to maintain and also harms Andi, who keeps burning itself trying to go where no slime mold went before. I experimented with four alternative substrates to replace the salty agar: 1. felt, thinking this would interfere with its creeping motion; 2. cardboard, which…See More
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Name
Jan-Maarten
Interest in slime moulds
Slime molds have been asked to help out with optimization problems. Such problems are computationally hard for us, but slime molds have them for breakfast. Banking on the intellectual curiosity of the slime mold, I want to introduce it to the field of sociology. I have been recording these efforts on my GitHub so far, see url below. Beyond that I am interested in learning and sharing all things slime mold.
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Radboud UMC
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http://github.com/J4n-M44rt3n/J4n-M44rt3n_github.io/blob/master/_po...
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jan.maarten@yahoo.com

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Substrate experiment

Posted on July 22, 2017 at 11:00 0 Comments

To curb Physarum Polycephalum's (for convenience known as Andi in our household) tendency to wander, I have used a ring of high-salt agar around its standard agar living quarters. This works fine, only is somewhat labor intensive to maintain and also harms Andi, who keeps burning itself trying to go where no slime mold went before.



I experimented with four alternative substrates to replace the salty agar: 1. felt, thinking this would interfere with its creeping motion; 2.…

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