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Task: Will the slime mould find the shortest route to its food source?
Result: No! Well, they found the source of food but couldn't reach it. Oats were placed on a small piece of felt, which dried out before the agar base of the maze. Therefore the physarum was reluctant to leave the moist agar floor to reach the oats on higher drier ground, so it went hungry.

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Comment by Heather Barnett on March 11, 2011 at 0:03
Hi Cathalina, The frame you're looking at measures around 20 x 30 cm. Hope that gives you an idea on dimensions. Please post your maze when you've done it, be great to see. Heather
Comment by Cathalina Johnston on March 4, 2011 at 15:37
I am working on designing a maze to test slime molds in and was wondering what the dimensions of your maze were?

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