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This listing is for a complete culturing kit that includes everything needed to culture blobs. This kit also includes 2 active blob (slime mold) cultures preserved as sclerotia on lab quality filter paper measuring 1cm x 1cm.
Included Blob Tools and Items
- 2 oz. Measuring Cup
- Large 150mm Petri Dish
- Small 100mm Petri Dish
- Blob Food (Oats)
- 4 Agar Capsules
- 2 Charcoal Capsules
- 2 Blob Culture Samples
- Complete Instructions
How To Activate Physarum Polycephalum
Physarum Polycephalum is an easy and fascinating life form to grow. Enjoy the exciting experience of reactivating this organism on a petri dish or in an active vivarium. The sample can be reactivated easily by dipping it in water and setting it in a humid environment or on plain agar petri dish.
Physarum Polycephalum Scientific Summary
Acellular slime molds or myxomycetes popularly known as "Blobs". A protist with diverse cellular forms and broad geographic distribution. The “acellular” moniker derives from the plasmodial stage of the life cycle: the plasmodium is a macroscopic multinucleate coenocyte shaped in a network of interlaced tubes. This stage of the life cycle, along with its preference for damp shady habitats, likely contributed to the original mischaracterization of the organism as a fungus.