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Physarum Polycephalum 62h  
Physarum Polycephalum 62h  

Revision as of 11:29, 14 March 2019


The idea is to compare how the specimen Physarum Polycephalum grows in normal conditions, and how trained specimens behave when they have the possibility to change of salinity environment.

A neutral medium was created, and a photo sequence video was created to see how the specimen grows in normal conditions, and another medium was created with stripes of different salinity mediums from 0% to .5% to see how the trained specimens behave. The following two videos show both experiments.

The initial experiment of teaching Physarum Polycephalum to live in salinity mediums was made in the class GMUGestaltung medialer Umgebungen:Experimental Microbiology, the experiment and results can be seen in the following link: [1]

. RELATED EXPERIMENTS . First approximation to the organism

Three different kinds of samples were made the same day, with the same conditions and the same medium, but they develop in different ways, as it can be seen in the links of each experiment below. From this three experiments, I learned how to cultivate physarum/polycephalum how it grows, the type of conditions that it needs (medium) to grow up and the temperature that it also needs to grow.

/Farming 1 Farming from a living sample

/Farming 2 Farming from a sleeping sample

/Farming 3 Farming from a combined sample

Physarum Polycephalum 62h

Medium experimentation base in the previous investigation of Caicedo

/20.11.2018 Growing Polycephalum/physarum from Caicedos investigation

Project idea 2

The first approximation is to recreated and find a method in order to cultivate a microorganism with a coral shape.

The project idea is to experiment with the kombucha isolation method made before, in order to duplicate the results obtained with the coral shaped organism so I can replicate and create a method to extract/isolate this specific organism.


/Final guide

/30.10.2018 Separation of one specimen - kombucha

Further experiments

/16.10.2018 Introduction

/06.11.2018a Growing Mycelium

/06.11.2018b Capturing electric potentials in organic matter

/18.12.2018 "Observation of specimens under the microscope"

/22.01.2019 "Gelelectrophoresis"