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Got myself a new wild slime!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Barry Sep 15. 6 Replies

was thinking about Ian's post on biosecurity and not spreading Carolina worldwide, and the easiest option I could think of was to find my own local slime.The moist chamber method of Myxomycetes,…Continue

Convex hull and going beyond oats

Started Aug 27 0 Replies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13683377Herbal sleeping tablets - extract of valerian root to be specific.This has…Continue

Slime moulds in digital form

Started Aug 13 0 Replies

Quite a few projects going on to replicate their behaviour in the grasshopper community:…Continue

Big Bang Fair 2018

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian Mar 14, 2018. 1 Reply

Got an email from Ian as follows:"Hello everyone,We’ve had a bit of a surge in membership recently which is fantastic but makes me wonder if I’ve missed something on TV about our liquid yellow chums.…Continue

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RyChu liked Patrick Barry's discussion Got myself a new wild slime!
Sep 22
Patrick Barry replied to Patrick Barry's discussion Got myself a new wild slime!
"stranger and stranger -  A second white slime has appeared, on oats scattered in the tray for one of the scelerotia.  It looks like my porridge oats must be contaminated with spores. Anyone else trying this might need to do a tray or two…"
Sep 15
ian replied to Patrick Barry's discussion Got myself a new wild slime!
"What do they smell like? I've gotten hints of wintergreen of some, and butyric acid :( off another. I moved my white slime to unbleached sugar paper - it's rough and grey, I think it's more transparent than white but it's easier…"
Sep 15
Patrick Barry replied to Patrick Barry's discussion Got myself a new wild slime!
"The white oat eater accidentally dried out and formed sclerotia. I am not sure why it dired out faster than the other trays - I can only assume there was less water!Photo taken before dissection. I've split the scelortium into 4 by cutting and…"
Sep 13
Patrick Barry replied to Patrick Barry's discussion Got myself a new wild slime!
"Seven days later:the compost scraping tray shows evidence of a very small, brown slime, possibly a fungus. The origional dark grey one is going great guns, is possibly duplicated in the tray, and seems to not care about oats.Any other suggestions to…"
Sep 9
Patrick Barry replied to Patrick Barry's discussion Got myself a new wild slime!
"links updated, and I am cringing so hard over oyster mushrooms. The thought never even occurred to me!"
Sep 3
ian replied to Patrick Barry's discussion Got myself a new wild slime!
"Interesting choice on the mushroom tub pic from the biosecurity point - oysters make huge numbers of spores and are now loose worldwide because of supermarkets! The last three images are just the peachstone for me. Nice find.  I'd…"
Sep 3
Patrick Barry replied to ian's discussion Colourimetry
"I do hope it proves useful and successful. And applicable to oats :)"
Sep 2
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Got myself a new wild slime!

was thinking about Ian's post on biosecurity and not spreading Carolina worldwide, and the easiest option I could think of was to find my own local slime.The moist chamber method of Myxomycetes, Stephenson and Stempen was adapted, and Ian's guidance that absolutely nothing needs to be sterile was adopted.Three sampling locations were used - woodchip+bark in my flowerbed, a scraping from the bottom of the compost heap, and 4 postage stamp sized pieces of bark prised off the London Plane tree…See More
Sep 2
RyChu liked Patrick Barry's discussion Slime moulds in digital form
Aug 30
RyChu liked Patrick Barry's discussion Convex hull and going beyond oats
Aug 30
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Convex hull and going beyond oats

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13683377Herbal sleeping tablets - extract of valerian root to be specific.This has the property of beings long range attractant (like oats) but a short range repellent. Thus meant the slime drew the tightest possible shape around the points.This might be a way to model circular transport routes like buses, or logistic networks or the last thing I used convex hills for - reducing…See More
Aug 27
Patrick Barry replied to ian's discussion Colourimetry
"a month and a half later?"
Aug 25
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Slime moulds in digital form

Quite a few projects going on to replicate their behaviour in the grasshopper community:https://discourse.mcneel.com/t/physarium-slime-in-c/106731See More
Aug 13
Patrick Barry replied to Adam Strandberg's discussion Are physarum eating bacteria on oats?
"day seven?the paper I'm looking at was growing slimes (on a 225mm square plate) didn't see consolidation until day 18 . The majority of the experiment runs they did failed due to mould contamination before that point.Is this a matter of…"
Aug 13
Patrick Barry liked Heather Barnett's discussion Please help maintain the slimoco network by contributing to the hosting costs
Aug 13

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