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Curious about slime mold life spans and senescence

Started this discussion. Last reply by slimebob Mar 8. 4 Replies

Hello!Quick background: I am a writer working on a fictional story having to do with slime mould. I have no background in microbiology or anything like this. I've just bought my own slime and am…Continue

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Thea N liked slimebob's discussion Curious about slime mold life spans and senescence
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Slime maze game

"If you painted the wall tops with something it didn't like and filled the paths with clay, I bet it'd work. I wonder if it knows it's on a curved surface? "
Mar 18
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No idea what to expect...but basically found this maze ball game and drilled a hole in either end through the plastic. Oat flakes went in one side and physarum in the other. Let's see what happens. My guess: it cheats. Will report back faithfully.
Mar 15
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Physarum after 1 week of growth

"Took your advice Ian, we'll see how it does"
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Physarum after 1 week of growth

"I'd feed it a little more. They explore less when they have food and they can eat a lot - you can double the food at every meal - if you want want something huge that is"
Mar 15
slimebob replied to ian's discussion Let it glow!
"hah beautiful"
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Physarum after 1 week of growth

"Yeah it's actually been looking kind of wilted, maybe 12 hours after this pic was taken. Tried adding some more oats. We'll see if it springs back."
Mar 11
RyChu liked slimebob's discussion Curious about slime mold life spans and senescence
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Physarum after 1 week of growth

Got my first slime in the mail from Carolina 1 week ago today, was a tiny speck in some agar.(PS I think I have heard when Physarum climbs walls of a container it is trying to escape to look for nutrients. Does this mean it is underfed?)
Mar 9
slimebob replied to slimebob's discussion Curious about slime mold life spans and senescence
"Thanks - I had the same thought with oat milk haha. Appreciate the insight. "
Mar 8
ian replied to slimebob's discussion Curious about slime mold life spans and senescence
"Liquid culture takes some effort - they need constant agitation and the medium is very rich so needs sterility. I was wondering if stirring them in oat milk might do the job but I find oat culture too convenient. I'm not sure if fuligo will…"
Mar 8
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slimebob replied to slimebob's discussion Curious about slime mold life spans and senescence
"Thanks Ian, this is really helpful. Do you feel like this applies across slime subspecies? I am thinking the species in my story is Fuligo septica. Also, I've read that keeping slime in liquid cultures is helpful for longevity and slimes…"
Mar 2
ian replied to slimebob's discussion Curious about slime mold life spans and senescence
"Hi I grow mushrooms as well and if you keep those on the same nutrients for too long they do stop growing and keel over. Slimes don't seem to do that. I've kept sporulation defective slimes on the go for several months, what usually gets…"
Mar 2

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