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Jan 16, 2016
Matt Jackson posted a status
"Ok so have been working on Physarum in the lab and it won't stop growing!!! Any way to slow growth down?? Fridge? Light?"
Sep 9, 2015
Matt Jackson posted a blog post

Culturing Slime

Tomorrow I will be starting to culture my slime and I'm a bit new to the whole process. We aim to culture slime both on minimal media and oatmeal agar so how should I go about culturing? E.g. How much of the sclerotia should I be adding to each plate initially?ThanksSee More
Aug 10, 2015
Matt Jackson commented on Matt Jackson's blog post Where to find a slime mould
"That's great thanks Heather."
Aug 10, 2015
Heather Barnett commented on Matt Jackson's blog post Where to find a slime mould
"I've never had much luck foraging, but I know that Autumn time is supposed to be best for finding them in the woods. If you do find some and want it identifying, you can post pics here and there's a great Facebook group called Myxomiceti…"
Jul 10, 2015
Matt Jackson posted a blog post

Fan and Tubular Growth Promotion

Hi everyone,I am looking to promote tubular and fan like growth in Physarum Polycephalum in 2 separate dishes (1 with tubes, the other with fans). I think to promote tubular growth, I will have a medium with low nutrient content in a petri dish scattered with porridge oats or something like that (any recommendations for this medium?). However what kind of medium could be evenly distributed across a dish that would promote the alternative fan like growth of the slime mould? Could it just be agar…See More
Jun 18, 2015
Matt Jackson commented on Matt Jackson's blog post Where to find a slime mould
"Hi Niels,  Thanks very much for this. I had a feeling that might be true as I was in Devon over the weekend, keeping my eye out for them in the woods and there was no sign! I will try and order some live cultures then thanks."
Jun 16, 2015
Niels K. Mortensen commented on Matt Jackson's blog post Where to find a slime mould
"Hi Matt. The right place to look would be on decaying logs of deciduous trees with loose bark. However the Northern European (incl. British Isles) climate is a bit to the cold side for it to be a common species. It is also a problem identifying it.…"
Jun 13, 2015

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Name
Matt
Interest in slime moulds
My interest lies in the tactical movement of Physarum Polycephalum and the associated oscillations which take place during the macroplasmodium stage. I am due to be carrying out a research project at school and want to learn some of the variables I could introduce to a slime mould experiment e.g. light/temperature.
Academic Institution (if applicable)
Rugby School
Website
http://mattjacksonblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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Culturing Slime

Posted on August 10, 2015 at 9:59 0 Comments

Tomorrow I will be starting to culture my slime and I'm a bit new to the whole process. We aim to culture slime both on minimal media and oatmeal agar so how should I go about culturing? E.g. How much of the sclerotia should I be adding to each plate initially?

Thanks

Fan and Tubular Growth Promotion

Posted on June 18, 2015 at 15:11 0 Comments

Hi everyone,

I am looking to promote tubular and fan like growth in Physarum Polycephalum in 2 separate dishes (1 with tubes, the other with fans). I think to promote tubular growth, I will have a medium with low nutrient content in a petri dish scattered with porridge oats or something like that (any recommendations for this medium?). However what kind of medium could be evenly distributed across a dish that would promote the alternative fan like growth of the slime mould? Could it just…

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Where to find a slime mould

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 20:26 4 Comments

Hi everyone,
I'm trying to carry out a research project at school involving Physarum Polycephalum and have decided to go out and find my own. Having looked at several sources, the web says that they are retrievable from damp conditions in woodland areas e.g. damp wood, rotting vegetation. Can anyone tell me any other places where they could be hiding?
Thanks

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