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How do Slime molds Move around?

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Slime Molds are what's called a plasmodium, meaning they're basically a sac of fluids with many separate nuclei. The move by committee, meaning each nuclei "chooses" which way to ooze the plasmodium itself, sometimes spliting up.

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