#SlimeLapseGallery - Episode 5

Written by Chris Reid on May 2, 2015

If you’ve ever watched a slime mold move, you have more patience (and spare time) than I do. If you prefer ‘real action’ over ‘real time’, then #SlimeLapseGallery is the place for you. Brought to you by the SwarmLab, see all the best timelapse videos of slime mold, from the web and from our lab.

Episode 5: Slime mold in its natural habitat

Today’s #SlimeLapseGallery video shows a slime mold - probably the ‘dog vomit’ slime mold, Fuligo septica - moving up a log from the forest floor over 5 hours. The pulsating behavior that you see is not respiration, but the consequence of the oscillations occurring within the slime mold that drive locomotion and decision-making, as well as distributing cytoplasm, nutrients and wastes.

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