Slime moulds can smell their food from a long distance and are able to find the quickest way out of a labyrinth.
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Did you know that …?
Slime moulds are so clever
that they find
their way out of a labyrinth.
Myxomycetes (slime moulds) looking for food is a good example for microbially effective stimuli (taxi). With Physarum polycephalum this could be featured as a live demonstration (on a bottom lit plate) and accompanied by a time-lapse movie.
MUI (Golderer), Institute of Mikrobiology (Peintner)