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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 to be true?
Indeed it is, I said free of charge, not actually free. This is the slime mould collective, lone oat flakes do not get visited by physarum fairy. You must prove your worth if you want to join and engage with the network. Assimilation doesn't hurt, we promise and you might like it.
Tell us why you want the slime, what are your hopes and fears for slimekind? Where do you you see your slime in five years time?
A paragraph, a short story, maybe a few lines of verse, how about an expressive dance? We don't mind we just want you to communicate.
In return we will let you have your very own slime sent discreetly in a plain envelope - your friends and family need never know!
I am another individual drawn to the wonders of the slime mold via the SYSK episode, and your subsequent response. I was already considered hunting down my own slime mold to try to keep as a little slimy friend, but when I heard I could have it show up at my doorstep (discreetly no less!), I knew there were slime molds in my future.
I am a biomedical research PhD candidate, and also an art enthusiast. So the potential to blend two of my passions by attempting to generate art pieces with slime is very interesting to me! I've already started spreading the word among my colleagues, and you may have additional new members soon, haha.
Anyway, I hope my plans are worthy of a slimy gift!
(Additionally, are there other colors of slime molds which can be kept in a similar manor to the physarum?)
Hi there, listened to the stuff you should know episode on POGs in the 90s, where your listener mail was red. I had to sign up for your page. These little creatures are so fastcinating.
I red in the your blog that someone is working on how to obtain insulin from slime molds.
I would like to adopt a slime mold as a family member. As he will probably oulife us all, i would pass everything on to him or her or maybe it. So the family fortune will be saved together with the family name.
Meanwhile I hope that my two kids will find the slimy creature also fastcinating and are eager to experiment with him. In a mold friendly manner of cause.
May the slime be with you and hopfully with my family
all the best
I'm going to live with my sibling and his kids over the summer. I am planning of doing lots of cool biology things with them (also for me). I've grown one slime for a college lab so I know how much fun they can be to watch and feed. So Ian as a fellow lover of our future overlord the SLIME please help me spread the love to my niblings.
I, too, learned about slime mold from Stuff You Should Know. I am absolutely fascinated! My daughter and I would love to take care of some and see what it can do! I also think my preschool students would love to learn about them. We could examine them through magnifying glasses and chart any movement. In five years I hope to have a healthy family of slime mold with which to spend many fun hours playing and bonding. I am presently working on my interpretive dance entitled Physarum Phun but it is not yet completed.
Please consider sending me a culture! Thank you!
Thank you so much for accepting me.
After watching a documentary I became really fascinated by Physarum and read through everything I could find online.
I'm really happy to finally have found this forum, where people actively share their interest and experience.
I have been several times with my little one, my son, in the woods, trying to find a Physarum, but without luck so far. :(
In Portugal it shouldn't be easy right now, taking into consideration that in the south we don't have many dense woods/vegetation and that temperatures climb up to 42ºC (dry air as well).
I would really like to share this fascinating creature with my son and try to set up a little vivarium, simulating it's "natural" habitat, to see how it behaves.
Further I would like to keep growing it (on agar and on filter paper) and to generate sclerotia, I then could send to people having the same difficulty I'm having in Europe / Southern Europe.
I would be so thankful if you could help me out with some "slime".
I know I'm having a great time with my son in the woods, but we both are becoming a bit disappointed by not finding any Physarum.
I would be so thankful if you could help me out with some "slime". I would gladly pay for any charges and effort.
Thanks in advance and with best slimy regards!