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by Pds314
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Radiation
Replies: 6
Views: 2965

Re: On Radiation

I probably use radiation for a good 70% of my cell lab usage. It could do with considerable improvements to the details, but it makes some pretty cool things. I've got a swimmer that extends for up to 60 or so cells in some cases along a 'spine' of flagellocytes. It evolved under contamination and h...
by Pds314
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Showcase of our Creations
Topic: Trying to get smart creatures with evolution
Replies: 26
Views: 8148

Re: Trying to get smart creatures with evolution

I've tried a lot of these for a long time. So far, the smartest critter to come out of it are plants that contain color-senseocytes and stemocytes and roughly shield their edges from being eaten by devorocytes. Overall, it's probably been something like 20 Billion cell-hours in a wide variety of env...
by Pds314
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?
Replies: 12
Views: 5098

Re: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?

That's beautiful. I like the colors as it expands. One pretty significant difference though is that yours was designed without consideration for whole organism reproduction, whilst mine were evolved from contamination, limiting their practical size. The modern descendents of the millimeter-wide crea...
by Pds314
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?
Replies: 12
Views: 5098

Re: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?

Also, a more structured organism from a previous run. I call it the dragonboat because the flagellated spine reminds me of rowers on a Viking longboat. Interestingly, I ran it for 240,000 hours and virtually its entire genotype was changed, but the structural phenotype was nearly identical. I'm fair...
by Pds314
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?
Replies: 12
Views: 5098

Re: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?

Is impossible to have a functional big sized organism is almost impossible like we know them, because there isn't any that is one layer wide. But of course I'm not asking for a 3D cell lab game, my cellphone probably wouldn't be able to run such a thing. Also because, just in case you didnt tought ...
by Pds314
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?
Replies: 12
Views: 5098

Re: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?

Yeah. Well I guess the issue with sticky algae is that it doesn't tend to produce much interesting. Getting food is kind of a simple thing if you're a photocyte.
by Pds314
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?
Replies: 12
Views: 5098

Re: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?

Hmm.. On second thought, I think it's more than just the salinity. Possibly the chunk size being high makes big creatures.
by Pds314
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?
Replies: 12
Views: 5098

Re: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?

That was more discussing designed organisms. I was referring to evolved ones here. In any case, it seems like body size is pretty well correlated with salinity. High salinity = chaotic or extensible organisms with 20+ cells at times.low salinity = 2-cell swimmers. Currently running an Evo from nothi...
by Pds314
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to encourage the development of large bodysize?
Replies: 12
Views: 5098

How to encourage the development of large bodysize?

What conditions tend to encourage large, complex organisms as opposed to tiny, simple ones?
by Pds314
Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radiation Question
Replies: 28
Views: 7591

Re: Radiation Question

An interesting point here is that this makes big organisms with long life expectancy and generation times much more susceptible to radiation injury. I have some smart swimmers which cannot actually survive as a species in 0.01 radiation but thrive under 0.002.