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My blog

Hello ! I finished my experiments with Physarum polycephalum, and I share the results in a blog : http://blob.ytterbium.eu/ , if you want to see my group's work for 6 monthes. We made videos and photos, but the blog is in french...

Added by Eline Balland on March 4, 2018 at 7:00 — No Comments

I want to ask you something about Physarum polycephalum.

Hi. I am new member of slimoco. I'm going to start the small project about Physarum polycephalum.

So  I want to ask you something.

(I am not that good at English. So please understand my messy post.)

 First of the project, I'm going to observe the behavior of  Physarum polycephalum.

And then analyze that to make a algorithm. Through that algorithm, I will make a code.

Q 1. To do that, maybe I must have the Physarum polycephalum.…

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Added by mint taste slime mould on February 27, 2018 at 12:59 — 1 Comment

Strange Slime mould

I soaked rice in salt / bleach water, then autoclaved it thinking this would act as a barrier but the slime mould still went for it. (I didn't feed it for 2 days maybe it was desperate) The brown long stuff is valerian root, I read this thing that they go crazy for it. In other Petri dishes it did crazy for it, not here though...…

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Added by Jasmin Marker on February 20, 2018 at 22:00 — No Comments

My First Post - And I Am Immediately Confused - Looking For Any Input On These Specimens, As well As More Comprehensive Reading Materials

Hello everyone,

I am new to the collective and merely a mostly mycology, but very recently myxomycetes, hobbyist. I made a very light hobby for a long while of identifying mushrooms, but in the last six months I've started to try and dive a little deeper into things. That's how I discovered myxomycetes and slime molds - found my first M.vesparium while looking inexplicably closely at a random log and it piqued my interest. Now, I've read a VERY introductory book, - The…

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Added by David Blondell on January 12, 2018 at 4:00 — 6 Comments

Christmas special

My slime mold housemate and I did a Christmas special, for your entertainment. Happy holidays!

Added by Jan-Maarten Luursema on December 26, 2017 at 16:20 — No Comments

Slime mold Andi on Medium

Using an oatmeal-laden Ouija board, I am having a very slow conversation with our live-in slime mold Andi. I started a record of these back and forths on Medium. Anyone interested can join the conversation, here's how!…

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Added by Jan-Maarten Luursema on November 21, 2017 at 19:39 — No Comments

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

Sensor Offset :5…

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Added by Roxane Fallah on September 11, 2017 at 4:51 — 1 Comment

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:

Below…

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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 :

http://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

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