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Prefered substrate

Started this discussion. Last reply by ian Aug 24. 3 Replies

Hello everyone!I'm really curious about the substrates you use and why you do.Unfortunately I'm not able to set up a poll, but so far I'm aware of the following:.: Agar (non-nutrient).: Filter…Continue

 

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ian replied to Nuno's discussion Prefered substrate
"Nutrient agar isn't a great option - you need it autoclaved to be sterile and it's prone to growing contaminants. Slime will grow on it but it only forms structures when there's a gradient of food available so on nutrient agar it just…"
Aug 24
Fred Bartlett replied to Nuno's discussion Prefered substrate
"What a terrific topic, thanks for starting this, Nuno.  So far I've used agar, somehow I don't remember filter paper working that well. Maybe I kept it too wet or too dry? How does one handle moisture levels with fitler paper? The…"
Aug 19
ian replied to Nuno's discussion Prefered substrate
"Hi Paper's definitely easier. Another method I've seen in labs is to just fill a petri with oats and innoculate, when it's filled the dish half is dug out and the gap refilled with fresh oats "
Aug 17
Nuno left a comment for Tabitha
"Welcome, Tabitha!"
Aug 6
Nuno left a comment for Jean Donaldson
"Hello Jean!Welcome to slimoco!Hope to see you around. Enjoy!Nuno"
Aug 2
Nuno liked Heather Barnett's discussion Please contribute to the hosting of the slime mould collective
Jul 27
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Prefered substrate

Hello everyone!I'm really curious about the substrates you use and why you do.Unfortunately I'm not able to set up a poll, but so far I'm aware of the following:.: Agar (non-nutrient).: Filter paper.: Kitchen towels.: Soil, Bark, Twigs (Vivarium?)I started with agar, but I find myself shifting more and more to filter paper.Filter paper just gives me the impression of being easier to maintain and the slime looks healthier in the long term. Maybe it doesn't accumulate as much bad bacteria?When…See More
Jul 20
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"Wow, this is a beautiful one!Have you gathered some, to grow home or so?"
Jul 20
Nuno posted a status
"Hello everyone! Just a quick question: What does it mean when a P.P. plasmodium starts turning orange? Thanks!"
Jul 15
Nuno replied to Ivan's discussion I want to start with slime mould, and I have some questions
"Hello Ivan!I only joined a week or so ago and I'm from Portugal.So, we are/were pretty much in the same situation.As far as I understood, Ian used to send out PP sclerotium out very regularly. I haven't had the opportunity yet to see him…"
Jul 12
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"@Heather: I have seen some of your pictures and recordings. May I ask what that black (?) base is they move/grow on? Thanks!"
Jul 9
Nuno liked ian's discussion How to get a physarum culture
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Jul 3
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"Just listened to the SYSK episode. :) Awesome! Thank you so much!"
Jul 3
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Jul 2
Nuno replied to ian's discussion Caca de luna!
"Hello Ian! Were you ever able to grow a Physarum out of spores? I'm really curious about this. I also read your great Manifesto and noticed that you consider the Physarum done as soon as it grows fruiting bodies. Thanks!"
Jul 2

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What is your interest in slime moulds? (we need to know you're not a bot or spamster)
I'm just fascinated by these little fellas.
Really looking into keeping them and build a little vivarium with my son, to see how they behave in their "natural" environment.

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