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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

P. Polycephalum in London next week, opening Tuesday 18

Michael Sedbon and myself will be showing works co-created with slime molds at the Biodesign Here Now festival in London next week. It would be great to see you, should you be around!

Added by Jan-Maarten Luursema on September 13, 2018 at 22:09 — No Comments


Does Physarum Polycephalum decompose lignin and cellulose? 

Added by mint taste slime mould on July 21, 2018 at 6:44 — 1 Comment


Hello, I am a college student in Chicago Illinois who loves all things slime moulds and is interested in incorporating them into my art pieces (i'm studying Design at Columbia College Chicago). My only problem is--where/how can I access these lil dudes? I've noticed almost all of you are based in the UK (?) and I have no idea where to even start looking for moulds.

Any and all help is appreciated !!!!

Added by Alexander Ludlam on July 12, 2018 at 15:47 — 1 Comment

Let me know about something.

We're going to do something with physarum. At this time, we will search what smells physarum likes. 

If some precedent study exist, please let me know!

Added by mint taste slime mould on June 19, 2018 at 11:31 — 1 Comment

I won science fair.

We won a prize at small science fair with the topic about physarum pholycephalum. So we are going to participate bigger fair with same topic. I will share our project's activities on this website very soon. Thanks to every member about let me know the various information about slime. Thank you.
(Special thanks to ian.)
Ji Yong Jeong

Added by mint taste slime mould on May 29, 2018 at 13:00 — 4 Comments

Q. Eva - Would you like to be eaten?

In the ongoing conversation between people and slime molds, using an oats-laden Ouija board, Eva asked my resident slime mold whether it would like to be eaten.

Apparently, it considers excess itself being eaten as a form of dieting. However, ritual needs to be observed, including oboe music ->…


Added by Jan-Maarten Luursema on April 20, 2018 at 14:06 — 3 Comments


I'm doing some projects with physarum polycephalum but I confronted on some problems.

I bought oat flour(not a flake).

To feed them, I made oat porridge(25g oat/ 50ml water, sticky).

It's totally okay until second day of the experiement. But about on the third day, unknown white filamentous fungi grows on the oat porridge.

Maybe I think the reason is 'humid state of oat'.

But I want to do my experiment with oat flour(beacuse there are so much oat…


Added by mint taste slime mould on April 13, 2018 at 4:20 — 1 Comment

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