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New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?

Started this discussion. Last reply by superuser on Tuesday. 5 Replies

Can I keep my one physarum polycephalum endlessly if I were to grow him to his dish fully, and inoculate another dish with a part of his self and tons of oats and then repeat that process?Another…Continue

 

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superuser replied to superuser's discussion New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?
"You'd send me some?  That'd be so greatly appreciated.  I'm in the US if that matters for if you can or not.  I will DM you with some of my info and I'll pay whatever the price and shipping you say is"
Tuesday
ian replied to superuser's discussion New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?
"The egg is made up in agar in the literature, I've also mixed it in with oats.  I can send you slime...."
Tuesday
superuser replied to superuser's discussion New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?
"Nice thanks for the answers!  It makes sense that they'd just make a large circle if everything around them is just food!  By 10% powdered egg, what's the other 90%?  Or is 10% like just how you buy it I've never heard…"
Nov 17
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AndyGadget replied to superuser's discussion New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?
"I've just recently found that my Physarum polycephalum prefers muesli oats to the porridge oats I was feeding it.  It would also enclose a piece of crystallised ginger (also from the muesli) but suprisingly, not interested in a bit of…"
Nov 17
ian replied to superuser's discussion New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?
"Hi  Yeah - in principle you should be able to keep one going indefinitely. The Dusstour lab do theirs by half filling a petri dish with a semicircle of oats, adding slime to that then filling the other side and scooping out the old.  In…"
Nov 17
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New to slime moulds -- How many times can I grow a dish out and inoculate other dish with part of the original mould? Endlessly?

Can I keep my one physarum polycephalum endlessly if I were to grow him to his dish fully, and inoculate another dish with a part of his self and tons of oats and then repeat that process?Another question: do they just like water agar and oats or would they like potato dextrose agar and oats more?Last one:  Could I fill a jar of oats, sterilize it, then put a mouldy guy in it?  What would happenThanks!See More
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vipraes
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I grow mushrooms and got fascinated by these creatures after digging through some rabbit holes online!
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University of Tennessee in Chattanooga

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