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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…

Started by ianLatest Reply

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…

Started by ianLatest Reply

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growing Physarum Polycephalum

I am growing Physarum Polycephalum for my biochemistry class and was wondering if anybody had any tips to grow it faster-- I am adding a fe…

Started by Mimi Osborne

1 Oct 13
Reply by ian

Prefered substrate

Hello everyone!I'm really curious about the substrates you use and why you do. Unfortunately I'm not able to set up a poll, but so far I'm…

Started by Nuno

3 Aug 24
Reply by ian

Food deficiency in Physarum polycephalum

Hello to all ! :-) I've been breeding blobs for a while now and I've noticed that if you feed them only oatmeal they end up becoming slow a…

Started by Yloo

0 Jul 1

Question about whether slime mold will react with plaster or resin?

So I've read that pouring water / spraying water at slime mold will release spores in a gas like kind of fashion which is definitely not wh…

Started by Melody Wu

3 Mar 4
Reply by ian

Slime mold and cellular networks

Hi everyone,  I developed a fascination for physarum polycephalum since I first heard about it a couple of years back and I'm super glad, I…

Started by Kay Brinkmann

1 Mar 4
Reply by ian

Do you have any suggestions for using slime molds in your design?

Hi, guys!I am a fine arts college student, I will soon carry on my graduation design creation.I'm going to take the slime mold's ability to…

Started by Ruiko

1 Mar 2
Reply by ian

Time lapse with Maths output! Don't know why the 'add video' isn't working but here's a link. This Physarum rigidum meeting polycephalum ov…

Started by ian

2 Feb 26
Reply by Bradley Lauterbach

Problems with raising Physarum Polycephalum from sclerotia

Hello I'm writing this post, because I have a problem as mentioned in the title. Never before had I faced such difficulties and I'm doing t…

Started by Tymon Zachary

7 Jan 22
Reply by MP

Slime mould interaction with fungi - university research.

Hi all!  I'm currently working on piece of science fiction for my creative writing degree. Put briefly, a mutation has caused various speci…

Started by James White

5 Dec 16, 2020
Reply by ian

Accessible sessions - visual impairment

I'm looking at devising some sessions for people with visual difficulties.  I've found a slime grown on thin card bakes nicely at 100C to l…

Started by ian

0 Dec 2, 2020


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