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Physarum polycephalum Sclerotium, Living, Box

Item # 156190
Physarum polycephalum Sclerotium, Living, Box is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 6.
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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)

Price

$14.25

In stock and available to ship.

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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not grow correctly After this product arrived late! I immediately got to work culturing the sclerotium. I followed the directions exactly yet after 3 days they still have not grown. I was using this as a science project. Not a good product
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Improperly dried plamodium not a viable sclerotium I have been growing Physarum for 30 years. What I was sent was not a viable sclerotia. Trails of dried plamodium showing feathering on filter paper is not a proper sclerotia, and will not regrow! A true sclerotia has a thick solid look as the plasmodium has time to cluster and slowly dry out. Shameful misrepresentation.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Samples did not follow the maze We struggled to get viable samples. The samples did not take to the maze except for one. We followed directions to a T.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product did not meet expectations Even though I followed the directions exactly, none of my sclerotium papers managed to enter the plasmodial stage. As the directions instructed, I placed the sclerotium papers face down onto a barely damp filter paper inside of a container and placed them in a dark closet. The instructions that were included with the product stated that the samples would re-enter its active stage in 8-16 hours; however even after at least a week of care and observation, none of the samples entered the plasmodial state. I had very high hopes for this product and for Carolina Biological as my teacher had recommended this company for great service. But I'm very sad to say that I was let down.
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All pieces grew excellent product. nice big pieces, can be cut up to make more. All grew nicely, comes with oats for food. This is a very easy organism to use in the classroom, especially for student led investigations. You can even make your slime mold go dormant (create a sclerotia) to cut up and use another time.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features a good way of starting a slime mould culture. Since the sclerotium is not very perishable it is very convenient if you want to store it for long periods.
Date published: 2014-01-10
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