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How to raise plasmodia from spores

The results are coming in from my first trials and it looks like all the other methods aren't necessary.This has a 70% hit rate, faster dev…

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How to get a physarum culture

So you want slime?  I can give you slime. I'll post physarum to anyone anywhere free of charge.  "Free?" you say, surely that's too good…

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So how do we use slime for evil instead of good?

We're all aware of how great slime moulds are and how they inspire artists, scientists and nutters to perform great deeds. But we're neglec…

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How to get a physarum culture

So you want slime?  I can give you slime. I'll post physarum to anyone anywhere free of charge.  "Free?" you say, surely that's too good…

Started by ian in Links & Resources

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Are physarum eating bacteria on oats?

Hi all, I have been getting an increasing amount of mold on my plates and was wondering about ways to mitigate that. I assume one source co…

Started by Adam Strandberg in Links & Resources

3 Jun 27
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Daywalker - is it 'blind''?

I should have done this ages ago. Daywalker doesn't make spores when exposed to day light. We know physarum requires daylight exposure to s…

Started by ian in Exhibitions & Events

4 Jun 26
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Contamination tolerance assay

Otherwise known as the boredom assay. I suspect some of the slime strains are more prone to contamination than others. I'm trying trays w…

Started by ian in Projects & Ideas

7 Jun 21
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Spores now available!

I've managed to build up a good stock of spores from some of my strains ( loads of them seem to be unable to spore ), if anyone wants some…

Started by ian in Links & Resources

0 Jun 21

Chromatography

I wondered if the bright orange physarum have different pigments from their paler siblings, so I mashed a load into alcohol ( 80% isopropan…

Started by ian in Projects & Ideas

2 Jun 21
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slimoco online meet up

Seeing as we're all - to varying degrees - locked down with our slime moulds, would anyone like to join a slimoco online meet up sometime l…

Started by Heather Barnett in Projects & Ideas

14 Jun 20
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Breaking the Mould

Hello all!  I am a mycologist in training and as such am often coming across many interesting slime moulds (useless at ID yet). Yesterday…

Started by Sam in Links & Resources

1 Jun 20
Reply by ian

physarumplus.org website is down

Hi, I found a lot of great material on the www.physarumplus.org website a couple months ago when I started culturing physarum. It appears…

Started by Adam Strandberg in Links & Resources

1 Jun 15
Reply by ian

Fraud in our group - AWARE

Hi People, I have been receiving messages from this group from one of the users - James Pollard regarding exchanging money and transfer of…

Started by Tuneep Niaz in Links & Resources

3 Jun 14
Reply by Heather Barnett

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