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Slime mold Andi represents one of 720 mating types of its species. So I asked it, how would it like to be addressed?
Added by Jan-Maarten Luursema on December 28, 2019 at 11:13 — No Comments
After seeing a report on CNN and reading it and watching several videos I thought of a question:
If one slime mould from let's say for example the USA is "introduced" to a slime mould from another area (continent, country) do they interact together and work as one or do they notice they're from different areas and fight each other?
This is not a joke question, I am asking quite serious...
Added by Lasse on October 19, 2019 at 20:34 — No Comments
When I talk about slime molds, people will often want to know whether (and how) they die. I asked slime mold Andi, who pulls no punches on this one…Continue
Added by Núria Rovira Terradas on April 12, 2019 at 16:42 — No Comments
I'm very happy to finally join this community. I've read posts, watched videos, and had many questions answered here for years. I've worked with slime mould, specifically Physarum polycephalum, for over eight years now. I am continually astonished by the amazing abilities and beauty of these creatures.
Recently, I completed and patented a method of producing insulin rapidly and efficiently with Physarum in answer to the insulin crisis. Now…Continue
7 days time-laps photography of a slime mold; Physarum Polycephalum, creating beautiful patterns of network when searching for food. Photo by…Continue
Added by Annelie Wallin on November 4, 2018 at 19:13 — No Comments
Michael Sedbon and myself will be showing works co-created with slime molds at the Biodesign Here Now festival in London next week. It would be great to see you, should you be around!
Added by Jan-Maarten Luursema on September 13, 2018 at 22:09 — No Comments
Does Physarum Polycephalum decompose lignin and cellulose?
We're going to do something with physarum. At this time, we will search what smells physarum likes.
If some precedent study exist, please let me know!
Added by Jan-Maarten Luursema on June 16, 2018 at 18:19 — No Comments
We won a prize at small science fair with the topic about physarum pholycephalum. So we are going to participate bigger fair with same topic. I will share our project's activities on this website very soon. Thanks to every member about let me know the various information about slime. Thank you.
(Special thanks to ian.)
Ji Yong Jeong
In the ongoing conversation between people and slime molds, using an oats-laden Ouija board, Eva asked my resident slime mold whether it would like to be eaten.
Apparently, it considers excess itself being eaten as a form of dieting. However, ritual needs to be observed, including oboe music ->…
I'm doing some projects with physarum polycephalum but I confronted on some problems.
I bought oat flour(not a flake).
To feed them, I made oat porridge(25g oat/ 50ml water, sticky).
It's totally okay until second day of the experiement. But about on the third day, unknown white filamentous fungi grows on the oat porridge.
Maybe I think the reason is 'humid state of oat'.
But I want to do my experiment with oat flour(beacuse there are so much oat…Continue
I put sclerotia(thanks to ian) in a petri dish(with no medium) with wetted tissue then give them some cornflakes and let them in the warm and dark place. After two days, they grew up that take most place of petri dish. But after 4th days, they started to make spores. During that days, I just don't do anything except for exposing them in light for short times. what's wrong with them?
Before they make spores, i subcultured them to petri dish(with potato…Continue
I am currently attempting to culture physarum polycephalum directly onto 3D printed surfaces without the application of agar. I have had luck previously creating cultures on agar coated surfaces, but I can achieve a higher resolution without the coat and have spoken with researchers who have claimed to accomplish this.
Environment: enclosure is kept at 70% humidity, 72 degrees, and contains a HEPA air filter for circulation and decontamination. Light is low, it's in a basement…Continue
I work with somatic research in a poetic way and have found slime mould's properties to be a source of inspiration in this practice. I did a residency in Japan where mould is plentiful due to the humid and warm climate. The moulds and fungi became my collaborators and so I'm wishing to continue this collaboration with the non-human.
I've seen slime in 2015, but just now realize how I want to collaborate with it!. I'm a new media artist and been working with magnetic fluids and starch and what not to generate forms through the use of circuits, magnets, vibes and human interactions. I can't wait to use the slime to do just that but on cloth... I hope Ian, you can send some my mail, since I can't get it here in Israel. I'll be posting my experiments once we and the little yellow fellows finally meet.
Added by Tamar Schori on March 11, 2018 at 8:38 — No Comments