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Physarum polycephalum Sclerotium, Living, Box

Item # 156190 With Digital This kit includes 1-year access to digital resources including videos, digital teacher’s manuals, printable student guides, interactive lessons, editable assessment questions, and more.

Genus and Species: Physarum polycephalum (Sclerotium phase)
Optimal Medium: 2% Agar with Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats
Optimal Temperature: 25° C
Motility: Plasmodium
Classification: Slime Mold (Myxomycetes)



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Physarum polycephalum is a plasmodial slime mold. The plasmodium is the active feeding stage of the organism. If the plasmodium dries during feeding, it forms a crusted, resting stage called the sclerotium, which we ship in a small box. The sclerotium remains dormant until favorable conditions return, then the plasmodium emerges and proceeds to feed.

Optimal medium: 2% Agar with Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats. Optimal growth temperature: 25° C. Culture contains enough material for a class of 30 students.

  • This item contains living or perishable material and ships via 2nd Day or Overnight delivery to arrive on a date you specify during Checkout. To ensure freshness during shipping, a Living Materials Fee may apply to orders containing these items.

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Item# 156190
Medium 2% Agar with Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats
Temperature 25° C