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Slime mould growth + How to get sclerotium?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luna Maldonado Fontes Oct 29. 7 Replies

Hello! So... I recently got some slime mould (thanks Ian :) : ) ) and they have been growing like crazy! I started growing them less than a week ago and they have already filled 5 different tapware.…Continue

 

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Luna Maldonado Fontes replied to Luna Maldonado Fontes's discussion Slime mould growth + How to get sclerotium?
"Thank you! It is all very clear now :) Will follow this to make sclerotium, will let you know how it works out ^^"
Oct 29
ian replied to Luna Maldonado Fontes's discussion Slime mould growth + How to get sclerotium?
"Running out onto clean paper - the folded stuff at the top is the full contents of a 25x25cm tray Old colony removed, tray covered for drying, I check twice daily but it's basically 2 days of this. Day 3 - nearly dry. Looks like around 25…"
Oct 29
Luna Maldonado Fontes replied to Luna Maldonado Fontes's discussion Slime mould growth + How to get sclerotium?
"Hi Ian! Thank you so much! Would you happen to have a picture of the setup? "
Oct 29
ian replied to Luna Maldonado Fontes's discussion Slime mould growth + How to get sclerotium?
"Hey there - yes Mazie is a little lively! When colonies get big I end up feeding 50-100g oats a day.   My method - which is not the only way. I grow my bulk colonies on paper so you might need to adapt if you use agar.  The trick is to get…"
Oct 29
Benny Fulmer replied to Luna Maldonado Fontes's discussion Slime mould growth + How to get sclerotium?
"oh, something i forgot - something else that helps to form sclerotia is to trick it into crawling onto a surface that doesn't retain moisture - either a dry piece of paper or a nonporous surface such as saran wrap or a plastic bag. they dry up…"
Oct 28
Luna Maldonado Fontes replied to Luna Maldonado Fontes's discussion Slime mould growth + How to get sclerotium?
"oh, thank you! I was just leaving the slime with no extra moist, will try using a fan :) "
Oct 28
Benny Fulmer replied to Luna Maldonado Fontes's discussion Slime mould growth + How to get sclerotium?
"ian might not be online, so i can answer some of this - his strain, Mazie, is... particularly robust when it comes to growth and movement, so you're right - it is faster than usual. and as someone who lives in a desert…"
Oct 28
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Slime mould growth + How to get sclerotium?

Hello! So... I recently got some slime mould (thanks Ian :) : ) ) and they have been growing like crazy! I started growing them less than a week ago and they have already filled 5 different tapware. I gave some new oatmeal to them and they had already colonized the oat in less than 10 minutes. Is this normal? I thought they were supposed to be a bit slower. ALSO, how do I get scleretoium from the plasmodium? I read somewhere that I need to keep feeding them and let them dry, but how long is it…See More
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Luna Maldonado Fontes replied to ian's discussion How to get a physarum culture
"haha I think there is always time for some coding (no matter how annoying it can be sometimes to debug). How do you mean to train a GAN on it? So that it behaves like the slime mould? That would indeed be fascinating, I wonder…"
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Luna Maldonado Fontes replied to ian's discussion How to get a physarum culture
"Hi Ian! I will start off doing something like this paper:  https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-26662-6_27     and then see how I can improve it ;) Usually people use Simulink to make models…"
Oct 7
Luna Maldonado Fontes replied to ian's discussion How to get a physarum culture
"Hi Ian! I just joined the collective today and saw your post. I will be working with slime mould for my bachelor thesis starting in November and it would be great if I could get some from you!  I will be working on creating a computer…"
Oct 7
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I will be doing my Bachelor thesis on slime mould (I will create a computer model that simulates its behaviour)
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Maastricht University

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