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by wapcaplet
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Easy Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: Easy Evolution

I tried to run your simulations for 45000 hours . Something strange happened to me . All of the organisms did died but green no. Then I added a little of more radiation and suddenly everything was almost like on start , except colour and adhesins between devorocites That is a long time! At low radi...
by wapcaplet
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Bug Reports
Topic: Loading old substrates, adhesin seems too loose
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Loading old substrates, adhesin seems too loose

There's an odd phenomenon I have noticed when loading some old substrates in the latest version (Android v103) of Cell Lab. Existing organisms are extra "floppy" as if their adhesin connections are too loose. However, newly-born organisms (or the same genomes copied/pasted in the microscope) have go...
by wapcaplet
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Showcase of our Creations
Topic: Single flagellocyte smart floater (aka Bellyflopers)
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Re: Single flagellocyte smart floater (aka Bellyflopers)

Nice and effective design! The angle of your buoyocytes gives them quite good steering, and the single flagellocyte is enough to push them up against gravity. Smart floaters have been a challenge for me; I haven't come up with any that work yet. I will have to incorporate some of your ideas on the n...
by wapcaplet
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Easy Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: Easy Evolution

These species began their ancestry as buoyo-phages, and were evolved to include devorocytes and keratin. Substrate: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qv5db3iedimhddk/wap%20elle%20biteys%203org%20cc.substrate?dl=0 biteys-3org-inset.png Any of the three can survive alone indefinitely. The green ones at the bo...
by wapcaplet
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Discussion of Challenges
Topic: Digestion III
Replies: 8
Views: 3374

Re: Digestion III

For some reason I had never tried what might have been the most obvious design, a 5-cell myo-swimmer with secrocyte on the front. With design plus evolution, I got it to just barely reach 470 cells in the challenge. But with a little more design tweaking it can now reach almost 700 :D Genome (Dropbo...
by wapcaplet
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Easy Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: Easy Evolution

Given a substrate with a devorocyte parasite already living there, enabling keratinocytes may make the parasite stronger. Protected devorocytes can eat unprotected devorocytes, as well as any other unprotected cells. Here is such a parasite, living amongst the buoyo-phage organisms it evolved togeth...
by wapcaplet
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Easy Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: Easy Evolution

Getting a stable ecosystem with 2 or 3 distinct species often takes several thousand hours of substrate evolution, but here is one that arose in only a couple hundred hours. While observing their evolution in the microscope, I saw these curious ribbon-like heavy buoy-phages, so I immediately turned ...
by wapcaplet
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Easy Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: Easy Evolution

This is one of my favorite ecosystems to have evolved here. There are three organisms, each with a niche. I color-coded them for easier distinction. Substrate: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6rbmm3fo7ja1qbk/wap%20elle%20blinky%20buoy%203org%20cc.substrate?dl=0 blinky-buoys-3org-inset.png The pink swimmer...
by wapcaplet
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Easy Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: Easy Evolution

Edit: it evolved further and lost its Buoyocyte again enabling the Photocytes to peak over 800. I've had that happen sometimes. Once they get into the light, the sheer mass of cells beneath may hold them up, rendering the buoyocytes unnecessary. You can also "bootstrap" a photocyte-only organism by...
by wapcaplet
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: User-Created Challenges
Topic: Easy Evolution
Replies: 18
Views: 3291

Re: Easy Evolution

Thanks! And great work on successfully evolving algae floaters. I've found algaes to be fairly hard to evolve here, hence why that is higher difficulty. I tried hard to find just the right light intensity such that photocytes can thrive, but not easily.