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So it seems lots of people want to start experimenting!

You can buy Physarum culture kits and specimens from educational/biological suppliers.

I know of (and have used) the following:

US: Carolina Biological

UK: Sciento

If you know of suppliers in other parts of the world, please add them below...

Just found these online (not used before):


The kits often come with instructions for experiments, but you can also find these online, for example:

Happy experimenting! And please share your results on slimoco...


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Do you know any supplier in Brazil?

thank you

Também estou procurando, João. Você encontrou? (I am also looking for a supplier here. Have you found?)

I'm still rearing the little critters and happy to post you some

Hi, Ian! I am very grateful for your kindness. Are you in UK? I wonder if the mold would survive the shipping to Brazil. I also looked on the companies websites that sell kits with Physarum, but I didn't find it here. Thank you again for your concern. Much appreciated!

Hi,  i post it in its hibernating sclerotium phase so it'll keep for years.  I'll have more ready to post in about a week

Thank you very much, Ian!! What should I do? 

Hi Ian

I just read your post and am very interested in learning more about slime mould. Is there any chance you could post me a little bit so that I can try to rear some too?

Thank you, 


Thanks Heather - very useful

I'll post you some from the UK,just message me your details

Anyone in Sweden / Denmark managed to source any Physarum locally?

I'm running a workshop in Malmö in August and need some stock plasmodium.

Can import it from biological suppliers, but thought I'd ask here first… Thanks, :)

Hi Heather

Most comparable experiments here are carried out with Badhamia. I guess it's because Physarum is not sourced locally and a bit difficult to obtain from the wild as the climate is a fraction too cold for it to be a common species.

Regards, Niels.

Thanks Niels, much appreciated.

I haven't worked with Badhamia before. Do you know if it has similar properties to Physarum polycephalum? I know they're a different order of classification - do you know if they are comparable in any way behaviour wise? Or if any specific research is done with Badhamia?

For the workshop I will probably import some Pp, but I'd be interested in knowing more about local species and research around Malmö area.

Thanks again,

Best, Heather


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