The plasmodial phase of the slime-mould, like the hyphal phase of the fungus, may continue a long time; for months, possibly for years.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Photographs of the strangely beautiful plasmodial slime molds called myxomycetes.
Endo: Spatiotemporal symmetry in rings of coupled biological oscil lators of physarum plasmodial slime mold , Phys.
Synchronizability of networks with strongly delayed links: A universal classification