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Hi/Surge In New Membership

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Mar 12. 10 Replies

Hello! I received an email that suggested that "it’d be great if our newcomers could post up an intro and tell us something about what they’re doing with slime molds." I definitely joined around a…Continue

 

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Mar 22
Sarah replied to Sarah's discussion Hi/Surge In New Membership
"Ooh, that makes sense, super cool! Awesome map, that looks like it worked out super well. I'll have to try that out!"
Mar 12
ian replied to Sarah's discussion Hi/Surge In New Membership
"To breed - get spores, this just means leaving a slime in the light for a few days. The spores have to dry for a few weeks, then when you add water they hatch into amoebae. I feed mine by just putting an oat in the water - it feeds bacteria that…"
Mar 12
Sarah replied to Sarah's discussion Hi/Surge In New Membership
"That's so cool! What sort of maps? And how did you breed a strain? Sorry to bombard with questions- I'm not coming at this with any sort of science background as my entire degree is in the arts, but find it too interesting not to try to…"
Mar 12
ian replied to Sarah's discussion Hi/Surge In New Membership
"I make mazes whenever I've got a session to run - and a few maps.  For schools seasons I give the pupils a choice of mazes or food choice plates to take home.  Mazie's a strain I bred up myself to avoid any issues with…"
Mar 12
Sarah replied to Sarah's discussion Hi/Surge In New Membership
"Ha! That's a good story- kids do like slime, I once had a birthday party that completely focused on making balls of slime to take home (not quite slime mold, but still not a shock that I've ended up here). Mazie- have you actually had it…"
Mar 12
ian replied to Sarah's discussion Hi/Surge In New Membership
"It started as a cynical job protection exercise but it turned out I not only enjoyed it but I didn't suck at it either.  My actual job is microscopy lab manager but I persuaded work that  20% public engagement would be a good idea.…"
Mar 12
Sarah replied to Fairooz Shukor's discussion Newcomer here!
"Hi Fairooz! Your essay's on slime mold, then? That's awesome. Also I, too, am super down for slime rulers. "
Mar 11
Sarah replied to Sarah's discussion Hi/Surge In New Membership
"Hi Ian! Thanks for the reply. I love that there's this community, and found it neat that it's not only scientists, makes me feel like I can study slime mold even though I'm not studying science. Science engagement-- that's really…"
Mar 11
Sarah replied to Sarah's discussion Hi/Surge In New Membership
"Thanks! :)"
Mar 11
ian replied to Sarah's discussion Hi/Surge In New Membership
"Hi there  I was surprised too when I discovered there's such a large community interested in them.  I use them for science engagement - mostly talking to groups of school pupils ( 6 - 18) they're a wonderful gateway into talking…"
Mar 11
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Fairooz Shukor replied to Sarah's discussion Hi/Surge In New Membership
Mar 9
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Hi/Surge In New Membership

Hello! I received an email that suggested that "it’d be great if our newcomers could post up an intro and tell us something about what they’re doing with slime molds." I definitely joined around a year ago, but would still consider myself a new member since I didn't log in until this week. Personally, I haven't seen anything in the media that would spike interest in slime mold other than two recent news articles suggesting that the US replace their government with slime mold (which I…See More
Mar 9

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Sarah
What is your interest in slime moulds? (we need to know you're not a bot or spamster)
I'm in my fourth year of my undergraduate degree in writing, specifically creative nonfiction. I'm currently writing a longform CNF piece on slime mould.
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University of Victoria
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fsarahm@gmail.com

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