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Theia's Mammon: Skoni's Ikon

Theia's Mammon: Skoni's Ikon (https://thefamoussandhogs.bandcamp.com/album/theias-mammon-skonis-ikon)



Ch.1 – The Book of Skoni



When the first sorus opened and Skoni’s cells spread out to make all that there is or ever will be, her sora floated down on Theia and merged to form five children. Her soral shell fell into the Skonisphere and became Skoni’s Heart so that her children would be… Continue

Added by The Famous Sandhogs on September 23, 2017 at 12:07 — No Comments

population density effect on network formation

Sensor Offset :1

Sensor Offset :3…

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Added by Roxane Fallah on September 11, 2017 at 4:51 — No Comments

On enclosures

When I started to work with P. Polycephalum I build an elevated, acrylate enclosure that allowed me to slip pieces of paper underneath to help me create designs of oatmeal, along the lines of the famous Tokyo subway experiment. It looked like this:…

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Added by Jan-Maarten Luursema on July 24, 2017 at 21:00 — 2 Comments

Substrate experiment

To curb Physarum Polycephalum's (for convenience known as Andi in our household) tendency to wander, I have used a 'moat', a ring of high-salt agar around its standard agar living area. This works fine, only is somewhat labor intensive to maintain and also harms Andi, who keeps burning itself trying to go where no slime mold went before.



I experimented with four alternative substrates to replace the salty agar: 1. felt, thinking this would interfere with its creeping motion; 2.…

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Added by Jan-Maarten Luursema on July 22, 2017 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

growth simulation

growth simulation

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Added by Roxane Fallah on June 29, 2017 at 1:30 — No Comments

Raising from Spores - Zero Tech Method

I've been looking for a way to rear physarum from spores without resorting to bacterial lawns and needing autoclaves etc.

I've only done a couple of trials but this method seems to work ok, it does require a bit of patience.

I used petri dishes and filter paper but any container and a bit of tissue should work.

The idea is to let the food go off producing bacteria for the amoebal phase to feed off then slowly dry them out so they get persuaded to form…

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Added by ian on April 11, 2017 at 13:30 — No Comments

Experiment begins

My experiment: …

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Added by Roxane Fallah on March 1, 2017 at 3:00 — No Comments

Flatland

Hi everybody,

Can we assume that a blob is part of flatland inhabitants as presented in the fiml :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyuNrm4VK2w

FJD

Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 30, 2017 at 13:57 — No Comments

Aquatic BLOB (French version)

Hi everybody !

Did you know about aquatic blobs in aquariums ?

extract from : http://www.aquachange.fr/poisson_fiche_aquarium.php?id=317 ;

Abstract : The Didyum plasmoids are rare, they can be found at hydrangea foot.

They are not toxic for aquarium live, and the only way to get rid of them is to completely renew aquarium as they resist to any anti-fungal…

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Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 24, 2017 at 10:23 — No Comments

BLOB vs Voltage - Which Voltage is a blob sensitive to ?

 

 

 

Which Voltage is a blob sensitive to ?

An experiment from FJ Deminière.

File available on my drop box folder:

FJD's Blob Folder

 

 

Experiment with 4 test zones

 

What we need:

A « Petri » Box, at least 2 current lab generators,…

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Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 23, 2017 at 20:43 — No Comments

Blob vs Magnetism : Which Magnetism is a blob sensitive to?

 

 

 

Which Magnetism is a blob sensitive to?

An experiment from FJ Deminière.

File available on my drop box folder:

FJD's Blob Folder

 

 

Experiment with 4 test zones

 

What we need:

A « Petri » Box and several magnet and magnetic…

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Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 23, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

BLOB vs Polarization - Which polarization do a blob will like/freak most?

 

 

 

Which polarization do a blob will like/freak most?

An experiment from FJ Deminière.

File available on my drop box folder:

FJD's Blob Folder

 

 

Experiment with 4 filters and a white / blue light

 

What we need:

A Black « Petri »…

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Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 22, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

BLOB vs COLOR - Like-Freak

Witch color do a blob will like/freak most ?

An experiment from FJ Deminière.

File available on my drop box folder:

FJD's Blob Folder

Experiment with 8 Leds from Infra-Red to White passing by Ultra violet.…

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Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 19, 2017 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

Hello !

Hi everybody, and Happy New Year.





My yound dougther is to be enter in Veterinarian studies after graduation... As she is interested in biology (and what ever around living), she browse scientific news on the web. Recently  she saw a TEDx Presentation about "Blob" intelligence. Now  she wants to try educate one "Clever Slime" too.



Do somebody could send us a sample to start experiments ? I've read about a ring somewhere on the site... Is it alive ?



We live in…

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Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on January 19, 2017 at 11:50 — 1 Comment

The Physarum Experiments - in conversation, Sunday 15 January, London

Next Sunday afternoon I'll be in conversation with Natalia Zagorska-Thomas at Studio ExPurgamento, Camden, about interspecies creativity, control and authorship when working with living organisms.
The event is free but space is limited so please rsvp to reserve a place. There will be drinks. Hope to see you…
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Added by Heather Barnett on January 9, 2017 at 13:50 — No Comments

applications of slime mold

After extensive research, I noticed that there are a few gaps in the field of slime mold research.  Are there any major areas that need to be investigated? Any replies would help, thanks. 

Added by Sophie on September 7, 2016 at 18:02 — No Comments

agar substitute help

can anyone tell me substitutes for agar? I heard unflavored gelatin works but I don't know. Please respond as soon as u can, I have a project I'm working on. Thank you

Added by nathanael rios on September 3, 2016 at 11:14 — 1 Comment

Big bang, big disappointment :)

Four weeks of crazy work,  turning the spare room into a culture lab and time lapse studio I made enough culture for two thousand people and I should be there with my friends and colleagues on the stand inspiring the next generation of scientists,  slime fans and eccentrics.  

Unfortunately I'm stuck on a hospital ward with fifty stitches in my neck waiting until I'm allowed home. So it goes I suppose but damn I was looking forward to the Big Bang Fair,  I couldn't even bring a slime…

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Added by ian on March 16, 2016 at 17:04 — No Comments

Research media

Here is also the video of the mould processed whith MATLAB which was described in our earlier paper.

Added by Marijn Roelvink on January 14, 2016 at 8:23 — No Comments

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