The Slime Mould Collective

An international network of/for intelligent organisms

SLIMOCO brings together artists, scientists and others interested in slime moulds - to share research, knowledge, experiments, images...

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Welcome to the Slime Mould Collective!

The Slime Mould Collective is a portal for interesting, progressive and ground breaking research and creative practice working with the simple yet intelligent organisms. If you are involved with or interested in slime moulds as a scientist, artist, designer, teacher, philosopher... (etc), please join and share what you do...

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ian replied to Raichu's discussion Foraging 360 degrees
"If you're gonna do that, make sure you scrape out the remains of the old food before adding more or it'll start to rot. They'll go about a week like that before they need fresh bedding - I fold the culture in half and put it on the…"
yesterday
ian replied to Raichu's discussion Foraging 360 degrees
" This one was scelrotium on 30th November, pic taken this morning - they grow fast if you let them "
yesterday
ian replied to Raichu's discussion Foraging 360 degrees
"You're not feeding your slime enough; start with about ten oats, feed as soon as it's covered most of its existing food. Double the feed every time. On day five I'm using 50-100g of oats - twice a day per dish, ok so I'm making a…"
Tuesday
Evan Brown replied to Raichu's discussion Foraging 360 degrees
"Usually when you feed something a lot it will grow, yes. I think the measurement was more of an approximation and if you're really curious about how many oats are in a tea/tablespoon why not grab one and keep with the heart of scientific…"
Tuesday
ian replied to Raichu's discussion Foraging 360 degrees
"Yeh I typically use a teaspoon to tablespoon sized blob to start things off - particularly on maps"
Monday
ian replied to Raichu's discussion Foraging 360 degrees
"Time, size and luck basically - that's a large starting piece in the middle so it's got the luxury of having enough biomass to explore in multiple directions. If it doesn't find food quickly it's more likely to start off another…"
Monday
Raichu posted a discussion

Foraging 360 degrees

Hello!I've been working with slime molds for a while and they always send out their foraging body in one direction, then another. However, I have seen pictures where they start in one place and spread out in a uniform circle. How is this done?Thanks!See More
Monday
Nathan Rosquist updated their profile
Sunday
Profile IconNathan Rosquist and Jesper Bove-Nielsen joined The Slime Mould Collective
Sunday
ian replied to ian's discussion How to raise plasmodia from spores
"Oh no, grains are are already crawling with bacteria, it'll be lactic acid and enterobacteria mostly "
Saturday
ian replied to ian's discussion How to raise plasmodia from spores
"One of the excised colonies after 24 hours - they survive cutting out. The colonies on paper were from multi well plates - too small to use the agar slicing method I used in larger petris - I won't be repeating the multi wells.  Tiny dot…"
Nov 29
Evan Brown replied to Raichu's discussion Slime and Iodine
"You can get anhydrous caffeine online pretty cheap, check eBay. For quinine you could try tonic water."
Nov 28
ian replied to William's discussion I'm looking for Blob
"Take home message - it might be worth feeding viagra to physarum...."
Nov 28
ian replied to William's discussion I'm looking for Blob
"Daywalker is P.polycephalum ( the only non physarum I distribute is Mandy the presumed cribraria ). I don't know if it's 'blind' ( ie can't detect light ) or sporulation defective - experiment to be set up tonight ( time…"
Nov 28
ian replied to ian's discussion How to raise plasmodia from spores
"One of the new colony trays - the rips of filter paper will hopefully make it easier to move these around - wet filter paper doesn't cut well. JM2 is (Japan x Mazie) selfed on the assumption that outcrossing followed by inbreeding is a sensible…"
Nov 28
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