Starting from spores - todays trialsAnother trial run. I've 'built' an 'incubator' - a 1960's paper says warmth is crucial so I've put an aquarium heater in a tank of water inside a large tub, it's set to 28C.
I'm trying many methods…DiscussionStarting from spores - todays trials2 Likes
And so it begins..Here we go. Two spore germinating methods, looked pretty much the same under microscope. One was rub oat flake in spores, add to 1ml water and leave for three days in the dark. Method two - same but…DiscussionAnd so it begins..4 LikesMandy meets MazievideoMandy meets Mazie1 Like(Moist) chamber of horrors or where the wild…I've been dabbling in the dark art of catching occult slime moulds.
There are loads of slime moulds out there waiting to be discovered but they're either dormant or just too small to be found even wh…Discussion(Moist) chamber of horrors or where the wild…3 LikesWhere Mazie came fromSome of you have already met Mazie - Amazing Mazie the Maze Solving Mucous so I thought I might share her life story with you.
Many years ago - I can't recall quite when, I was asked to wrangle som…DiscussionWhere Mazie came from4 LikesTales from the slimery - culture refreshing…I've been spending this week sorting through physarum strains, checking viability and making fresh cultures for storing - dried slime usually lasts a couple of years so an annual restock hopefully ke…DiscussionTales from the slimery - culture refreshing…1 LikeFull metal physaumFrom time to time I do a spot of pewter casting, it’s something I got into when I was a kid and dust off now and then. I knew I was going to have a couple of days hanging around the house this week s…DiscussionFull metal physaum3 Likes
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