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growing Physarum Polycephalum

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian Oct 13. 1 Reply

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 few oats daily in hopes to get it to a large enough size to…Continue

 

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ian commented on Mimi Osborne's blog post Unidentified other mold
"It looks like cladosporium - it's common and will grow on pretty much anything. They're mostly harmless. Physarum is very tolerant of fungi and will just grow around them but if you've got mould you'll probably also have yeasts…"
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Unidentified other mold

Whilst monitoring the growth of my physarum polycephalum culture, I noted the formation of an unidentified green mold. It does not seem to be impacted the growth of Molly (the physarum polycephalum) however is visibly apparent. Attached is a photo. Does anyone know what kind of mold this is and any information on it?See More
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ian replied to Mimi Osborne's discussion growing Physarum Polycephalum
"Hi You're not feeding enough. Don't scatter the oats, feed them in a clump and as soon as the slime has covered them add more - and roughly double the amount. Each time you feed ( twice a day at 20C) add the new oats in a ring around the…"
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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 few oats daily in hopes to get it to a large enough size to conduct my research, but it is not growing as fast as I would like. Any suggestions?See More
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Mimi Osborne
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I am researching how the addition of slime mold to compost can act as a catalyst to the decomposition of organic matter.
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Lake Forest Academy
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Unidentified other mold

Posted on November 25, 2021 at 20:37 1 Comment

Whilst monitoring the growth of my physarum polycephalum culture, I noted the formation of an unidentified green mold. It does not seem to be impacted the growth of Molly (the physarum polycephalum) however is visibly apparent. Attached is a photo. Does anyone know what kind of mold this is and any information on it?…

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