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Jan-Maarten Luursema
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Jan-Maarten Luursema posted a blog post
Jun 16
Jan-Maarten Luursema replied to Ophélie Queffurus's discussion Nutrient Agar
"Ian's solutions are great for delaying the inavsion of your project with ambient molds, but if you don't have the resources for working sterile, you will always find some uninvited guests in your slime mold's home eventually. One…"
May 13
Jan-Maarten Luursema commented on Jan-Maarten Luursema's video
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"I use 'Sonax anti condens spray', a local brand (in the Netherlands), so you'll have to look around a bit. I don't think it matters all that much, all anti-fogging sprays are basically soap in a spray bottle"
May 13
Arthur Rodrigues commented on Jan-Maarten Luursema's video
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"Oh that makes sense!  Would you mind sharing what type of anti-fog spray and the brand? Thank you!"
May 12
Jan-Maarten Luursema commented on Jan-Maarten Luursema's video
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"Hi Arthur, I mitigate the issue by using anti-fogging spray; I spray the inside of the lid, wipe off the excess liquid and let it dry. Shampoo or soapy water should work too. Divers spit in their goggles for the same purpose, but you wouldn't…"
May 12
Arthur Rodrigues commented on Jan-Maarten Luursema's video
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"Hello! I'm a young BioArtist and I've been working  with Physarum for a few mouths now. However, I keep running into the issue of condensation on the lid of the Petri dish. I was wondering if you could share how you mitigated that…"
May 12
Jan-Maarten Luursema replied to Marijn Roelvink's discussion Time-lapse programs
"Candylab's Video Velocity works for me, cheap, HD (if your cam supports it), and detailed options to fine-tune your settings."
May 6
Jan-Maarten Luursema posted a blog post

Q. Eva - Would you like to be eaten?

In the ongoing conversation between people and slime molds, using an oats-laden Ouija board, Eva asked my resident slime mold whether it would like to be eaten. Apparently, it considers excess itself being eaten as a form of dieting. However, ritual needs to be observed, including oboe music -> https://medium.com/@slime_mold_Andi/08-q-eva-andi-would-you-like-to-be-eaten-3a0924390ee7See More
Apr 20
Jan-Maarten Luursema commented on mint taste slime mould's blog post Food
"Hi Mint, what you could try is microwaving your mix of water and oat flour. You will need about five times more water by weight water when you do this, and it would sterilize your mix nicely. Ultimately, you always will have some contamination by…"
Apr 19
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Mar 24
Jan-Maarten Luursema posted a status
"My slime mold housemate is on loan to Breda's city museum. Here it is answering audience questions: https://vimeo.com/258507463"
Mar 4
Jan-Maarten Luursema commented on Jan-Maarten Luursema's video
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"Yeah.. I am working clean, but by no means sterile. There's probably all kinds of things growing on and between the oats to supplement it's diet. Do you know the temperature at which the oat proteins denature?"
Feb 16
Derndorfer commented on Jan-Maarten Luursema's video
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"okey, interesting. I had bad experiences with oatmeal because during autoclaving proteins in the oatmeal solution denaturated and were unsoluble. not ideal for the slime mould. but yours looking fine :)"
Feb 15
Jan-Maarten Luursema commented on Jan-Maarten Luursema's video
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"Actually oatmeal, so ground oats. About 1:5 oatmeal to water in weight, then short blasts in the microwave with stirring in between until the consistency is a bit thicker than yogurt."
Feb 15

Profile Information

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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Q. Eva - Would you like to be eaten?

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 14:06 0 Comments

In the ongoing conversation between people and slime molds, using an oats-laden Ouija board, Eva asked my resident slime mold whether it would like to be eaten.

Apparently, it considers excess itself being eaten as a form of dieting. However, ritual needs to be observed, including oboe music ->…

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Christmas special

Posted on December 26, 2017 at 16:20 0 Comments

My slime mold housemate and I did a Christmas special, for your entertainment. Happy holidays!

Slime mold Andi on Medium

Posted on November 21, 2017 at 19:39 0 Comments

Using an oatmeal-laden Ouija board, I am having a very slow conversation with our live-in slime mold Andi. I started a record of these back and forths on Medium. Anyone interested can join the conversation, here's how!…

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