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3-Dimensional Path Finding

Started Jan 11 0 Replies

I'm curious, what is known about physarum's ability to find three dimensional paths? I ask because I have observed an interesting behavior in my slime cultures on two occasions over the last few…Continue

 

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3-Dimensional Path Finding

I'm curious, what is known about physarum's ability to find three dimensional paths? I ask because I have observed an interesting behavior in my slime cultures on two occasions over the last few weeks. I have been keeping my slimes in disposable food containers which have tapered sides and are approximately 4cm deep. Sometimes, when I change their bedding, the culture will explore the sides and the lid before moving on to the new paper. (I have been using construction/sugar paper as my primary…See More
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Daywalker 2 - December 19, 2020 5:14 PM CST

So the slime manifesto said we should see "signs of life" within 24 hours. Already, Daywalker 2 is plotting its escape. We have offered three more oatflakes to convince it to stick around.
Dec 19, 2020
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Daywalker 1 - December 19, 2020 5:14 PM CST

So the slime manifesto said we should see "signs of life" within 24 hours. Already, Daywalker 1 is plotting its escape. We have offered three more oatflakes to convince it to stick around.
Dec 19, 2020
Bob Lowe replied to ian's discussion How to get a physarum culture
"I received the sclerotia you sent. My daughter helped me with my first attempt to wake them up. I created a few albums and will post more as we begin to see progress.  Thank you for sending these to me!"
Dec 18, 2020
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Bob Lowe liked ian's discussion Slime TV!
Dec 9, 2020
Bob Lowe replied to ian's discussion Slime TV!
"You should produce a sclerotium in the shape of your signature. It would be sort of a living calling card."
Dec 9, 2020
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Dec 8, 2020
Bob Lowe replied to ian's discussion Hello New Members!
"My name is Bob. I'm an assistant professor of computer science at Southeast Missouri State University. My areas of research are tensor analysis and artificial intelligence. I also dabble in biologically inspired computation. I am teaching a…"
Dec 8, 2020
Bob Lowe replied to ian's discussion How to get a physarum culture
"I would love to grow some of your slime! I am teaching a class at Southeast Missouri State University called "Bio-Inspired Computation".  One of the projects we do in that class is a simulation of slime mold growth, and we use it to…"
Dec 4, 2020
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Bob
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I am a computer scientist who teaches a Bio-Inspired computation course. I've been writing simulations of slime molds for some time, and I want to try my hand at grown the real thing.
Academic Institution (if applicable)
Southeast Missouri State University

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