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What Slime Knows - ( )

interesting post

Added by Scott Stensland on September 10, 2021 at 18:19 — No Comments

Help possible slime mold identification!

Hello everyone!

I went to the forest the other day and tried to forage some slime.

I found this on decaying wood, grabbed them, and took them home to some Petri plates with coffee filters (I'm aiming to grow them in agar), I'm not sure if what I have here is P. polycephalum (giving the intense yellow color). Could someone help me know if I'm on the right track???  …


Added by Gala Montiel on June 30, 2021 at 16:40 — 1 Comment

I want to try using slime molds in my design

Hi, guys!
I am a student of the Academy of Fine Arts, and I want to design slime molds for my graduation project. I want to combine the feature of slime molds automatically choosing the optimal path into the tailoring of clothing.
Any other thoughts?
Please give me some guidance and advice!
I also welcome friends from different majors to discuss with me.

Added by Ruiko on March 2, 2021 at 9:27 — 1 Comment

oats pattern


It choose one way to the oats. But I don't know why, also the weather is so dry, I need watering it…

Added by Katherine on December 29, 2020 at 10:16 — 1 Comment

slime molds and probiotics and lactic acid bacteria

The top side is Yakult milk, below is water. slime molds didn't find the oat in Yakult immediately.

11:00, 22/12

11:00, 23/12…


Added by Katherine on December 23, 2020 at 9:37 — 1 Comment

Day 1: just receive the slime molds

So happy today, I received the sharing slime molds from UK. Now I'm still waiting it grow…


Added by Katherine on December 20, 2020 at 18:22 — 1 Comment

What's the best way to get a timelapse of slimemold growth?

What's the best way to get a timelapse of slimemold growth? I know they grow better in the dark, so I'd hesitate to illuminate them at all times for camera footage. Any ideas of best cameras, best timelapse softwares for phones, or other ideas for getting a good timelapse? What have people done in the past? Thanks!

Added by Raphael Kay on December 9, 2020 at 20:56 — 1 Comment

Growing Slime Mold

I am trying to grow some "daywalker" slime onto a canvas for an artwork. Do you guys have any tips for growing slime mold this way?

Added by Magnus Peterson Horner on August 31, 2020 at 21:57 — 2 Comments

Waking up the Blob!

Mandy - Day 0   Daywalker - Day 0  …


Added by Shlurek on May 22, 2020 at 16:00 — No Comments


Curated by Alison Dell,  the show is now up online

Added by lori solondz on April 3, 2020 at 14:43 — No Comments

The one to rule them all...

Hi everyone.
Did you heard about this news : al Slim mod to rule de entire universe ???


Added by François-Joseph Deminiere on March 11, 2020 at 7:20 — No Comments

Slime mold video "Journey to the Microcosmos"

A cool youtube channel I follow called "Journey to the Microcosmos" just put out a new video on slime mold

Should garner more interest in slime and very informational too

Added by Brent on February 18, 2020 at 22:56 — No Comments

Talking with slime molds, the pronoun question

Slime mold Andi represents one of 720 mating types of its species. So I asked it, how would it like to be addressed?

Added by Jan-Maarten Luursema on December 28, 2019 at 11:13 — 1 Comment

Is Slime Mould generally friendly?

After seeing a report on CNN and reading it and watching several videos I thought of a question:

If one slime mould from let's say for example the USA is "introduced" to a slime mould from another area (continent, country) do they interact together and work as one or do they notice they're from different areas and fight each other?

This is not a joke question, I am asking quite serious...

Added by Martin Maschke on October 24, 2019 at 1:36 — 3 Comments

Where to get a s.M

Hello anybody
Where can i get a sample?

Added by Lasse on October 19, 2019 at 20:34 — No Comments

Do sllime molds die?

When I talk about slime molds, people will often want to know whether (and how) they die. I asked slime mold Andi, who pulls no punches on this one…


Added by Jan-Maarten Luursema on July 2, 2019 at 21:50 — 2 Comments

Slime mould art projects

I have been working with slime mould this year as part of my art degree at Lancaster University. Thank you Ian for the slime mould!…


Added by Núria Rovira Terradas on April 12, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments

Using Physarum polycephalum to solve the insulin crisis

Hi guys!

I'm very happy to finally join this community. I've read posts, watched videos, and had many questions answered here for years. I've worked with slime mould, specifically Physarum polycephalum, for over eight years now. I am continually astonished by the amazing abilities and beauty of these creatures.

Recently, I completed and patented a method of producing insulin rapidly and efficiently with Physarum in answer to the insulin crisis. Now…


Added by Connor Behr on April 8, 2019 at 18:48 — 1 Comment

Need help: starting a slime mould culture

Dear colleagues, I got a Physarum polycephalum culture to start my own. It is a dry fungus on a paper peace. How to start a plate culture from it? what are the best growing conditions? (i have an access to simple microbiological media and a sterile workbench) Thank you in advance!!!

Added by Anastasia Bragina on December 10, 2018 at 17:28 — 1 Comment

Hello World!

Hello World from Annelie Wallin on Vimeo.

7 days time-laps photography of a slime mold; Physarum Polycephalum, creating beautiful patterns of network when searching for food. Photo by…


Added by Annelie Wallin on November 4, 2018 at 19:13 — No Comments

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