Friday, January 18th 2013

The slime mould kit we ordered arrived on Wednesday afternoon, but we are sill awaiting the incubator and other supplies.  The mould will be left in the fridge for the weekend, and hopefully on Monday the incubator will arrive and we can start growing the mould.  Once the culture is large enough, we hope to subculture it, and that way if one plate dies or becomes contaminated, we’ll still have some to work with.  First we’re going to experiment with growing the mould, keeping it alive, sub-culturing it, and transferring it to and from its dormant stage.  Then we’re going to try to work out how to set up the maze so we can test how long it takes to get through it.

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