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Some technical questions about photography

Hello! This is my first foray into photographing truly tiny things. I also have little previous experience with microorganisms. I have been…

Started by Leandrea Jones

2 Mar 10, 2015
Reply by Leandrea Jones

Free Physarum

I've started raising sclerotia off Physarum, I'm happy to post them out to anyone anywhere in the world free of charge, just PM me. Offer e…

Started by ian

8 Mar 10, 2015
Reply by Ryan Teh Han Rong

Raising from spores? timescale?

Anyone had luck getting from spores to a mature organism? I've got easy access to good old e.coli and wonder if it's a sufficient food, I'd…

Started by ian

2 Feb 9, 2015
Reply by ian

Does anyone have a polycephalum strain that's not from Carolina?

I've been talking to a researcher who reckons I'm not getting mature colonies from spores because I need spores from more than one individu…

Started by ian

2 Feb 8, 2015
Reply by Natalie Andrew

Using Stories to understand Slime Mould

Hi from Settle Stories - we run a Storytelling Festival and want to use stories to tell the story of slime mould. The stories could be oral…

Started by Charles Tyrer

0 Dec 24, 2014

making tidy sclerotia

I've got the knack of getting sclerotium to form but my slime mould isn't well behaved. The commercially supplied stuff is a nice smooth ev…

Started by ian

2 Dec 12, 2014
Reply by Heather Barnett

Physarum infested with back mould like structures

Hi everyone, I'm recently doing a project on Physarum. Lately, my plates have been infested with black patches. I re-plated but the black m…

Started by Alicia Lock

4 Nov 14, 2014
Reply by ian

Yet another time lapse! I used a little Veho usb 'scope to shoot this. With the supplied software, the image quality is noisy and the…

Started by ian

0 Nov 12, 2014

Physarum Swarmer cells

I've just obtained sclerotium and active cultures of physarum from Blades, I need to use them for time lapsed for a couple of lectures whic…

Started by ian

0 Nov 8, 2014


How big of a container will I need since it grows pretty fast? A cm an hour.

Started by Caroline

5 Oct 31, 2014
Reply by Carl D


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