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Ophélie Queffurus
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Methylene Blue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian Jan 31, 2017. 4 Replies

Hi there, I was wondering if any of you could tell me the method to dye oat flake with methylene blue.Is there a specific method so the blue won't spread on the agar?I tried to rinse it with water…Continue

Nutrient Agar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan-Maarten Luursema May 13. 5 Replies

I was wondering if you guys use nutrient agar instead of oat? I was thinking about to get some from amazon as it's cheaper than from the regular biological suppliers.I also tried months ago to make a…Continue

Growth issues

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ophélie Queffurus Jul 10, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi there, I ordered a Physarum plate at Carolina last week but it didn't go well...The growth was little and the oats flakes started to rot so I transferred it into a clean petri dishes but it died…Continue

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Excess of growth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather Barnett Oct 19, 2014. 1 Reply

Explanation is in the title...What do you guys do with your excess of Physarum? I have some spare Physarum (since it grow pretty fast) and don't know what to do with it!Continue


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Jan-Maarten Luursema replied to Ophélie Queffurus's discussion Nutrient Agar
"Ian's solutions are great for delaying the inavsion of your project with ambient molds, but if you don't have the resources for working sterile, you will always find some uninvited guests in your slime mold's home eventually. One…"
May 13
ian replied to Ophélie Queffurus's discussion Nutrient Agar
"You could cook the oats - 2:1 water to oats microwaved until good and steamy makes a nice paste you can roll out and cut sections off. Dry toasting them might also be an option. How long is your slime taking to complete the tasks? I feed untreated…"
May 3
Andrea Whitson replied to Ophélie Queffurus's discussion Nutrient Agar
"I know this was 2 years ago, :-)  But, I need help for my students. When you say the oats are rotting, do you mean you are getting invaded with actual mold as I am?  If so, have you found a solution to the problem? I have 2 high school…"
May 2

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Nutrient agar

Posted on August 2, 2015 at 22:08 5 Comments

Hi there!

Anybody know where I could find some nutrient agar in canada? I would like to make some tests to set up an artistic installation...


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At 22:16 on October 11, 2014, Chantal deFelice said…

Hi again Ophélie! 

I am so delighted about your reply! And thank you so much for the compliment about my micrography, much appreciated! 

I haven't bought my kit yet, I was going to start with the one from Carolina...Looks like you might have some other varieties to share as well?

I am definitely interested in collaborating and learning more from/being inspired by each other, so glad to meet you and I know we'll be in touch!! :)

At 23:08 on October 2, 2014, Chantal deFelice said…

Hi Ophélie! 

I just joined the collective today, and have yet to actually work with slime moulds but as an artist working with microscopic subjects, I am very interested in getting to know them! 

I looked at your website, and although I do not understand most of the text, your images are wonderful and inspiring! I am also always looking for artists/scientists to collaborate with, so thought I would say hello :)

You can see some of my work here:

Nice to meet you! 


At 19:47 on September 30, 2013, Heather Barnett said…

welcome to slimoco, the slime mould collective. Here you can find information, discussions, images and results of experiments. Feel free to share as you get more involved with the wonderful world of slime moulds! :)


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