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Jan-Maarten Luursema
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Jack Zaleski liked Jan-Maarten Luursema's blog post Substrate experiment
Sep 13
Jan-Maarten Luursema commented on Jan-Maarten Luursema's blog post Substrate experiment
"Thank you! The substrate in the middle is just 2% agar, with no added nutrients. It stays mostly clean, in my experience it is the oat husks that get moldy first. I 'change the sheet' every four/five days or so."
Aug 31
Jan-Maarten Luursema commented on Jan-Maarten Luursema's blog post On enclosures
"Thx! I am curious what you use, in the Creeping Garden documentary it looked like you house them in tall enclosures of thick acrylate.. would you mind sharing your insights?"
Aug 31
Winnie Poncelet commented on Jan-Maarten Luursema's blog post Substrate experiment
"Hi @Jan-Maarten, thanks for sharing your experiments. I saw some other posts of yours as well: nice work! I wonder what is the substrate in the middle of your box here? The Slime Mold seems to grow really well there. I've been trying with agar…"
Aug 31
Winnie Poncelet liked Jan-Maarten Luursema's blog post Substrate experiment
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Heather Barnett commented on Jan-Maarten Luursema's blog post On enclosures
"Thanks for sharing your enclosure design, and the trials and tribulations of the experiments leading to the successful version! It's often the simpler solutions which work best. :)"
Aug 29
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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 'moat', a ring of high-salt agar around its standard agar living area. 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,…See More
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Name
Jan-Maarten
Interest in slime moulds
I think slime molds are awesome, for all the obvious reasons. I am doing projects with a sample of Physarum Polycephalum (notions of individuality do not seem to apply to these organisms, and I prefer to think of it as a single worldwide organism). I love to learn and share.
Academic Institution (if applicable)
Radboud UMC
Website
http://github.com/J4n-M44rt3n/J4n-M44rt3n_github.io/blob/master/_po...
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jan.maarten@yahoo.com

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On enclosures

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 21:00 2 Comments

When I started to work with P. Polycephalum I build an elevated, acrylate enclosure that allowed me to slip pieces of paper underneath to help me create designs of oatmeal, along the lines of the famous Tokyo subway experiment. It looked like this:…

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Substrate experiment

Posted on July 22, 2017 at 11:00 2 Comments

To curb Physarum Polycephalum's (for convenience known as Andi in our household) tendency to wander, I have used a 'moat', a ring of high-salt agar around its standard agar living area. 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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