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What foods have you found slime molds to like?

Started this discussion. Last reply by superuser Apr 13. 2 Replies

I'm wanting to just maybe make an internet master list of what foods you've found these plasmodiums to like, and what they didn't like so muchI'm doing this in part with maybe some experimenting to…Continue

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 Katharine Jan 12. 6 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 What foods have you found slime molds to like?
"Very true about the rotting wood being optimal, it made me think of another thought.  In mycology its pretty known that if you forage a wild, say, oyster mushroom, plate it and grow it out yourself, 9/10 times it is insanely aggressive. …"
Apr 13
Sarah Roberts replied to superuser's discussion What foods have you found slime molds to like?
"Hi,for P. polycephalum I found that if I boil up whole oats briefly (about 10-20 seconds is enough) and let this cool was the favourite, maybe because they absorb a little more water in the process? Tesco cheap and cheerful oats and Waitrose organic…"
Apr 13
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What foods have you found slime molds to like?

I'm wanting to just maybe make an internet master list of what foods you've found these plasmodiums to like, and what they didn't like so muchI'm doing this in part with maybe some experimenting to find food sources that really ramp them up speed wise and getting an early list of what works/doesn't work can save me some timeSo far I've only done the old-fashioned old fashioned oats and also tried whole oats which they didn't care for so much but they weren't fully cookedSee More
Apr 12
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superuser replied to ian's discussion Slime mould manifesto new edition
"Nice easy steps you laid out :)  thanks! also in your link, you put a (,) instead of a (.) so the link is broken. it had me confused for a second"
Jan 27
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Katharine 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?
"Wow!"
Jan 12
superuser commented on AndyGadget's blog post Template for 85mm Petri Dish.
"Nice! Thanks :)"
Dec 6, 2021
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"
Nov 23, 2021
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...."
Nov 23, 2021
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, 2021
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Nov 17, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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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
Nov 16, 2021
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What is your interest in slime moulds? (we need to know you're not a bot or spamster)
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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